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November 8, 2016

8 November, 2016

A senior contacted our Office after restrictions were placed on his visits with his wife at her long-term care home, after he raised concerns with a nurse about his wife’s care.

A senior contacted our Office after restrictions were placed on his visits with his wife at her long-term care home, after he raised concerns with a nurse about his wife’s care. Although we do not have direct jurisdiction over long-term care homes, Ombudsman staff made inquiries with a manager at a regional office of the Ministry’s Performance Improvement and Compliance Branch, which sparked a surprise inspection at the home. The home agreed to review the man’s visit restriction and made changes to the care his wife was receiving.