Equitable Access to Care Now! Campaign
COVID-19 is an extremely confusing and stressful time for everyone.
Family Alliance Ontario has brought a number of issues forward to the government of Ontario identifying the inequities families are facing during this pandemic.
Currently, we have an email and a twitter campaign to help raise awareness to the issue of people not being able to have their essential support person(s) present while in care facilities.
We hope that you have signed on to the campaign, but in the meantime, while we wait for the government to change its recommendations to care facilities we have gathered a list of resources which might be useful.
Surrey Place Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program has useful information and some specific tools you may find helpful in navigating through a locked-down care system;
Unfortunately, while the Triage Protocol is being reviewed, it has not been revoked, therefore, it still stands as a mechanism for determining who and who will not receive care.
For this reason, it is even more important to make sure that your loved one has their essential support person with them as they access care in this uncertain time. The Federal Response and the Minister of Health Response may be useful documents to have with you as you advocate for your loved one to have access to an essential support person.