McCormick Home Response to Elizabeth Wettlaufer Case
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO RESIDENTS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF McCORMICK HOME
June 2, , 2017
We at McCormick Home share in the community’s shock and grief at the recent media coverage of the Elizabeth Wettlaufer case. It is truly a tragedy that such terrible crimes could happen in long-term care, where safety, dignity and quality of life are the priority of the many valued staff members working in this sector.
We can assure you that our staff remain fully committed to maintaining a safe and respectful living environment for all our residents, and are vigilant about watching for suspicious activity that in any way impacts the safety and wellbeing of our residents.
We also recognize that this can be a time of great concern and anxiety for any family members or friends who have placed their loved one in a long-term care home.
Please know that should you wish to speak to anyone regarding the care of your loved one at McCormick Home, there are a number of options available to you:
1) Speak to the charge nurse assigned to your resident home area.
2) Contact the social worker, Joanne Nancekivell, at 519-432-2648, ext. 2369 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
3) Speak to the home’s administrator, Tanya Pol, at 519-432-2648, ext. 2321 or email@example.com.
4) Contact the McCormick Care Group CEO, Steve Crawford, at 519-432-2648, ext. 2319 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, you are encouraged to contact the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care if you have any concerns about the level of care that is being provided to your loved one:
Director, Performance Improvement and Compliance Branch
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
55 St. Clair Avenue West, 8th Floor, Suite 800
Toronto, ON M4V 2Y7
Toll Free (seven days a week, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.): 1-866-434-0144
Once again, we at McCormick Home recognize that this is a time of considerable sadness and uncertainty. Please know that we are always available if you have any questions or if you would simply like to talk with someone during this difficult time.