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Kitchener seniors advocate fighting for normal visits in LTC homes

John Vice of Seniors Guardian Angels says he'd launch a constitutional challenge on the matter if needed
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A constitutional challenge could be in the works, as a Kitchener man looks to restore regular visits in nursing homes.

John Vice of Seniors Guardian Angels equated the implementation of COVID-19 restrictions to turning a residence into a prison.

He says allowing visitors into homes will also allow for more eyes inside the homes, so issues can be pointed out easier and government regulators can get notified and sent in to investigate.

"If there is no free visitation, the feedback loop is removed and nursing homes are non-accountable ... The solution cannot be worse than the problem and when we look at the horrific findings that the Canadian military discovered in some nursing homes it really evidences this"

Last week, the province opened up some restrictions on long-term care and retirement homes, allowing for some visitors at homes that don't have an outbreak declared.

At the moment, there are strict restrictions, but long-term care homes allow for one person to have an outdoor visit.

Retirement homes can have indoor or outdoor visits in designated areas.
 




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