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Survey: Ontario Voters Demand Ford Government Take Action to Improve Conditions for Seniors in Long-Term Care Homes

92% say improvements needed to help seniors

RICHMOND HILL, ON, June 3, 2019 /CNW/ - Ontarians want to see the Ford government force private operators to invest more to improve conditions in long-term care facilities and nursing homes, according to a new survey of 800 voters.  Fully 92% of those polled ? including 88% of self-identified Ford supporters ? want to see better conditions in these homes in communities across the province.

Canada's Healthcare Union (CNW Group/SEIU Healthcare)

The results of the survey conducted for SEIU Healthcare (SEIU), the union representing more than 60,000 frontline healthcare workers in Ontario, point to increasing problems for a Premier experiencing decreasing levels of voter confidence. Specifically, issues such as chronic understaffing, corporate greed and dignified quality of life for seniors top the list of voter concerns when asked about long-term care and nursing homes.

"In an effort to stem the crisis of care in Ontario's long-term care and nursing homes, SEIU is calling upon Premier Doug Ford to use his leverage over large for-profit corporations and support its call for privately owned long-term care homes to put more money into frontline care," stated SEIU President, Sharleen Stewart. "While CEOs of large for-profit companies are paid multi-million dollar salaries and bonuses, frontline staff and their clients face daily safety risks."

A recent public survey reveals that:

Among Progressive Conservative voters specifically:

An online survey of 800 Ontarians, proportionate to the gender and age of Ontario's population was conducted by The Gandalf Group Inc., a Toronto-based opinion research consultancy. The survey was conducted between May 24 to 26, 2019.

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Twitter: @SEIUHealthCan   #TellThemToCare

SEIU Healthcare (www.seiuhealthcare.ca) represents more than 60,000 frontline healthcare and community service workers across Ontario. Union members work in hospitals, homecare, nursing and retirement homes and community services throughout the province.

SOURCE SEIU Healthcare

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