Caressant Care’s Mary Street home location ordered to cease admissions of new residents
Caressant Care Lindsay nursing home has been ordered to stop accepting new residents.
The 124-bed home, at 240 Mary Street West, was referred to in a letter posted to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s site. A Ministry representative writes it is his “belief that there is a risk of harm to the health or well-being of residents of the long term care home or persons who might be admitted as residents.”
Brad Robinson, assistant director, long-term care inspections branch, was the letter’s author. From his directive that means the home has been ordered to cease all admissions of any new residents.
That’s effective today, Sept. 30, until further notice under section 56 from the Fixing Long-Term Care Act. The letter was addressed to Cynthia Martineau, the CEO of the Central East Home and Community Care Support Services.
It was just in late July when Caressant Care on McLaughlin Road in Lindsay was ordered to hire a third-party management company citing safety issues.
A health care worker who didn’t want to be identified in case there were repercussions told the Advocate that “management doesn’t care about the residents the way we care for them.”
She said staffing levels “are atrocious” and that there are “multiple compliance orders that are not being followed up on.”
Caressant Care in Lindsay, nor Caressant Care head office answered their phones at publication time. Emailed attempts for comment were also unsuccessful.
–more to come