Failing Workers and Patients

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    Thursday
    Mar262009

    "The workers are living in poverty while providing a desperately needed service to seniors" - Janice

    I completely support this walkout. I have a real concern though. I am concerned that it had to happen. My father received home care. I did not have a concern with the worker; she was very good. I have seen how caring the home care workers are. The PSW my dad had took him as he was and treated him gently and with respect. I was disgusted when I found out that she was not getting paid for her travel time.

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    Wednesday
    Mar252009

    "They shouldn’t just get paid kilometers, they should get the time they spend" - Home Care Client

    I have four or five different workers who come to do personal care for me. I like them, they’re great girls. Most of them help to bathe me. I have osteoporosis, so I am brittle, as well as osteoarthritis and lymphedema in my right leg and I wear a ted hose, which is a suppression sock.

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    Wednesday
    Mar252009

    "If I didn’t have my worker, I wouldn’t be able to shower." - a Home Care client

    I have MS. At night I get a cushion under my leg so that I can sleep. Right now, I sleep in my chair which reclines.

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    Thursday
    Mar052009

    Jewels of the Health Care system in Ontario - Shirley's story

    Conversation with Shirley Parent, recipient of Home Care in London, Ontario. Shirley wrote a letter to the Toronto Star on January 18, 2009. Shirley is 71 years old, and lives alone in a housing 50 plus co-op in London, Ontario where she is involved on the board of the co-op.

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    Thursday
    Mar052009

    Difficult to maintain this job under these conditions, Charlotte's story

    Conversation with Charlotte Lisotte, PSW with Com Care Charlotte is a PSW for in Sudbury and is involved with a client advocacy group in Sudbury. The client advocacy group was started because there was a feeling that the public should be made aware of the situation of PSWs and how that impacts on clients.

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