Se­niors a com­mod­ity?

The Beacon Herald - - OPINION -

The Nurs­ing Home Ac­tion Coali­tion, speak­ing on a re­cent W5 re­port, ad­dressed the huge prof­its made by own­ers of many of On­tario’s long-term-care homes. Sadly this is be­ing done to the detri­ment, ne­glect and abuse suf­fered by many res­i­dents. It was ap­palling to see some of the ac­tual cases.

To place more im­por­tance on prof­its than the com­fort and care of vul­ner­a­ble se­niors needs to be im­me­di­ately re­solved. If we al­low this to con­tinue, then we as a so­ci­ety are just as guilty.

Per­haps we old folks are just con­sid­ered to be a money-mak­ing com­mod­ity. I want to be­lieve that isn’t so.

Vic­to­ria Stir­ling

Lon­don, Ont.

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