Imagine if you could shop for a long-term care home by comparing how much money it spends and where, and how much profit it takes. Concerned Friends believes that the $5 billion Ontario spends on long-term care every year should be completely transparent. It's our tax money after all.
This year we will begin our lobby for facility-level accountability. This is necessary because, in the absence of minimum staffing levels in long-term care homes, families need to know which homes are staffed adequately and which ones are not.
As well, we have asked Ontario's Auditor General to do her own investigation into whether or not the long-term care system is being held financially accountable to the citizens of Ontario. She listened! The Auditor General's office is now looking at the system to determine if Ontarians are getting value for money. The office will be publishing two reports in December 2015.
Concerned Friends of Ontario Citizens in Care Facilities is a non-profit corporation and registered charity dedicated to reform of the long-term care system and improvement of quality of life for residents. The organization is supported by membership and donations without government funding. Its activities are undertaken entirely by volunteers.