Ontario Launching New and Improved Inspections Program for Long-Term Care

We have a plan to fix long-term care and to ensure Ontario’s seniors get the quality of care they need and deserve both now and in the future.

Our plan is built on three pillars: staffing and care; accountability, enforcement, and transparency; and building modern, safe, comfortable homes for our seniors.

People need to trust that our most vulnerable will be safe and enjoy the quality of life they deserve in a long-term care home in Ontario. And, inspections play a critical role in holding homes accountable and keeping residents safe.

That’s why we are investing $20 million to hire just under 200 new inspections staff by fall of 2022 – more than doubling the current number of long-term care inspectors.

Ontario will have more inspectors per long-term care home, than any other province in Canada – better than one inspector for every two homes. 

These changes will strengthen accountability, enforcement, and transparency in Ontario’s long-term care homes and help ensure every resident experience the safest and best quality of life.

It will ensure there are enough inspectors to proactively visit each home every year, while continuing reactive inspections to promptly address complaints and critical incidents.

After decades of neglect, our government will continue to take action to fix Ontario’s long-term care sector and help care for our most vulnerable.

News Release:

EN: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1001041/ontario-launching-new-and-improved-inspections-program-for-long-term-care

FR: https://news.ontario.ca/fr/release/1001041/lontario-lance-un-nouveau-programme-dinspection-ameliore-pour-le-secteur-des-soins-de-longue-duree