First the Wettlaufer trial and now a nursing home ordered to stop taking new residents, do we take good enough care of our elderly in Ontario?
On October 3rd of this year, the ministry of health ordered Earls Court Village Care Home to stop accepting any new residents into the nursing facility. An inspector noted over a dozen different violations in the facility, including not reporting when one resident was abusing another. This is the second time in the past year that Earls Court has been issued the order.
Tyndall Nursing Home in Mississauga and Caressant Care in Fergus also received the order to stop accepting new residents because of violations.
NDP MPP Peggy Sattler says the government needs to do more
“We have not as a society, as a health care system figured out how to provide the level of support that these people need” – Peggy Sattler
Marilyn Grant pulled her 101 year old mother out of Meadow Park Long Term Care after learning one of Elizabeth Wettlaufer’s victims was a resident there. But that wasn’t the only reason.
“They missed pneumonia one night, we had taken her out for her birthday. She was very lethargic, had trouble breathing, I had taken her chamber with me, she had no appetite.” – Marilyn Grant
When Marilyn took her mother back to the home, she almost had to order the staff to call EMS and sure enough the doctors told her, her mother had pneumonia. But that incident wasn’t the only time she found a medical issue with her mother, that the home had missed. Her mother had a blood clot in her ankle that had progressed so far, it could have been fatal.