Jul 30, 2020
By Zoomer Radio
Libby Znaimer is joined by Marissa Lennox, Chief Policy Officer at CARP, Jane Meadus, staff lawyer and the Institutional advocate at the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE), and Donna Duncan, CEO of the Ontario Long-Term Care Association.
In the news: the province has launched an independent commission into the impacts of COVID-19 on long-term care. According to the government’s official press release on the matter, “Three commissioners will investigate how COVID-19 spread within long-term care homes, how residents, staff, and families were impacted, and the adequacy of measures taken by the province and other parties to prevent, isolate and contain the virus”. The commission will also be used to help guide the government to ensure that residents receive better protections should outbreaks like this virus happen again in future. But, what exactly is a commission and just how effective will it be in finding answers?