Re: Toronto Star headline: Ontario to consider co-payments, based on income for home care services, currently provided at no cost to provincial seniors.
Deb Matthews comments: “We need to have a discussion of what is fair.” Well Deb Matthews has misspent money from the Ontario Tax Payers for Ornge, Ehealth, and worse than any dollars mentioned, has been the abuse, neglect and persecution pushed upon the vulnerable seniors in their own homes.
Let us have an open, fair discussion about the abuse of the CCACs, and not the propaganda they spew to seniors.
Firstly, 80% of every health home care dollar is funneled through Local Health Integrated Networks (LHINs). Then we have Community Care Access Centres (CCACs), the great overseer and abuser of service, and ultimately the seniors who are supposedly the recipients of 20% of every dollar directed for home health care, while the service provider of this system, the PSW, is another victim in the Drama Triangle of Home Health Care.
Ms. Matthews is now trying to sell the victim on yet another false scheme of the Ontario Government. In the study of delivery of this service, let us look carefully at the wages of the LHINS, CCACs and the Contractors in our communities. You will find an abuse triangle with a vortex that is sucking the life out of seniors desperate to have care in their home. The worst offender of this home care Agency, the third in line for the 80% miss-spending, is the Red Cross. It is not enough that we woke up too late on the tainted blood issues, but now that we are going to have people die at the hands of their NO service providers.
Veterans Affairs have a long history and solid reputation of delivery of home care service to the ones who have served our country. The model works here in Ontario, and there are other versions of direct service to people who need and require assistance to live in a humane fashion in Ontario in 2013. The system of Deb Matthews, the Health Minister, has created a Bermuda Triangle, known by some as the Devil’s Triangle. The highly paid CCACs and AGENCIES are operating like the Indian Chiefs, with huge salaries and no accountability or transparency.
On New Year’s Eve, I was asked if I could help a senior lady who is partially blind, disabled from childhood, suffers from a loss of hearing, loss of teeth, and loss of caregivers. She was supposedly being cared for by nurses provided by Red Cross, and later Care Partners, bought by the Red Cross. I found a small shell of a human being, fighting for her life from a couch set up in her living room where she has laid full time for three years. She has been left in her own excrement, urine, and without even a hair shampoo or personal sponge bath for days, three and four at a time. The nurses, doctors, and personal support workers have all been pulled from caring for this woman, even though she has battled and won a decision from a tribunal instructing the CCACs, Red Cross and Care Partners that they must provide her with 4 hours of service a day. Who is watching? There is no accountability in this system.
If an agency, a government body, or an individual abused or neglected a child or an animal in this fashion, they would be convicted of a crime. This is a criminal activity.
Would someone please take this story and put it on the news, and in the hands of the opposition and health critic, Christine Elliott.
These people in the caring industry should be shamed into action or removed from positions of leadership.
WILL YOU PLEASE TAKE JOSEPHINE’S PLIGHT, AND TELL HER STORY BEFORE SHE DIES OF NEGLECT AND ABUSE IN THIS ONTARIO HOME HEALTH CARE SYSTEM?
NEGLECT, ABUSE, AND DISCRIMINATION SHOULD NOT BE THE INDUSTRY STANDARD FOR HEALTH CARE. The liberal provincial government has failed the elderly seniors.
Asking Seniors to pony up more dollars to fund a broken and highly needed investigation of CCACs and Red Cross deliverers of NO CARE is not the answer. I object. The humane society for animals would get better action than what this health care system has done for Josie.