Giant rocking chair in Parry Sound
A 10-foot tall rocking chair is helping to raise awareness about levels of care and access to care in Ontario’s long-term care homes. The chair is visiting 27 different communities across the province and today the chair will be in Parry Sound as the Ontario Health Coalition will look for 20,000 signatures to symbolize the 20,000 people waiting for long-term care placements. OHC along with local health coalitions, friends and allies have identified two key demands of the next Ontario provincial government to address this situation; Set a minimum care staffing standard of 4-hours of hands-on care per day per resident and improve access to care and reduce wait times. The chair will be at Waubuno Park in front of the new town beach this afternoon around 2:00pm.