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Nursing-home laws a 'disgrace,' group says
[ONT Edition]
Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont.
Author: Tracy Luciani Special to The Star
Date: Sep 3, 1986
Start Page: A.7
Section: NEWS
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HARRISTON - Ontario's nursing-home system is a "disgrace," say members of a watchdog group that wants better care for residents in provincial nursing homes.

Ontario gives homes for the aged $70 to $80 a day per patient, and provincial nursing homes receive $49.16 a day. Most of the other provinces offer nursing homes funding of $60 to $70 a day.

"As a registered nurse I could not even do a safe assessment of the health-care needs of a resident in three-quarters of an hour," said [Dorothy Hall], who also advocates supplemental education for registered nurses who work in nursing homes.

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