Petition #8 regarding the URGENT need for training of staff to STOP the abuse to elders in Ontario Long-Term Care homes.

Rationale for Action:
Fact is that, on average, 6 seniors at long-term care homes in Ontario are abused EVERY day. The number of ‘staff-to-resident abuse-or-neglect’ reported incidents and ‘resident-to-resident abuse’ incidents in Ontario LTC facilities have increased by 148% since 2011 and reached the tragic number of 2,198 incidents in 2016.

PETITION:

We ask that the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care implement a province-wide staff and supervisor training program aimed at achieving the elimination of abuse to elders by staff and fellow residents.