Statement from MPP Bill Walker regarding senior abuse in long term-care homes

“This is deplorable and unacceptable. Ontarians deserve to have the best standard of care possible and no senior should ever fear that their health and their safety may be at risk while receiving care in a long-term care home. To this end, I again urge the Minister to take immediate action to address these serious violations of safety, security and well-being of seniors and to also testify before the Public Inquiry into Long-Term Care Homes.
“As the regulator and guardian of our most vulnerable seniors in care, the Minister has a direct and significant interest in going before the Inquiry. Ontarians need assurance that he will take responsibility and ensure that this can never happen again under their watch.”