Nov 04, 2016
By Michael Kramer
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says a situation in which an elderly couple – married for nearly 70 years – was placed in different long-term care homes – should not have happened.
The NDP raised the case of 92-year-old Jessie and her 93-year-old husband Clarence – who’d been living together at a retirement home in Grimsby – then were sent to different homes, one in Grimsby and one in nearby St. Catharines.
Wynne says Health Minister Eric Hoskins’ office is working with the local Community Care Access Centre to find a solution – saying her own parents have been married for 64 years – and it is very important to their mental and physical well-being that they are together.