You can help!
Send the email below to your own local MPP and copy your local mayor or city councillor. Copy us as well, we’d like to know how many of you are still interested.
Personalize the email with your own words on the need for culture change in Ontario’s long-term care home system. Or if you and your family have been affected by the COVID-19 virus, describe the impact it had on you.
Send the email To: Contact your Ontario MPP
CC: firstname.lastname@example.org, [Your Mayor and/or City Councillors]
C.A.R.P. Ottawa calls for transformative culture change in Ontario’s long-term care homes.
We NEED transformative culture change in Ontario’s LTC homes!
As someone who is very concerned about the long-term care home system in Ontario, I would like to express my support for transformative culture change which is needed to fix the systemic failings apparent in our long-term care homes. There are new models of care that exist in the U.S., Europe and even in Ontario, which have embraced the same guiding principles: a relationship-based approach to care; person and family-centred care; small home-like environments; higher staff to resident ratio; full time, well-paid staff who are trained in empathy and culture change and an environment where residents, staff and families feel a part of a community. These new models have all embraced transformative culture change and have achieved much better outcomes than our traditional homes in Ontario. We don’t need to reinvent the wheel. These outcomes include a decrease in the use of medications, in the number of aggressive incidents, in the number of hospital visits, in the amount of food waste and staff sick time, all the while increasing positive interactions with staff, families and residents. “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete”. Buckminster Fuller. My request is that you bring this urgent need for a transformative culture change in Ontario’s long-term care homes to the attention of Minister Fullerton and Premier Ford. If you would like more details on the existing models or this kind of culture change, please contact CARP Ottawa at email@example.com I look forward to hearing from you. [Your name]