Laurie Raslack says she couldn’t stand by and watch her mother’s decline in long-term care without doing something.
The Thunder Bay, Ont. resident says she became an advocate for both long-term care patients and personal support workers after she watched overburdened staff struggling to keep up with workload — and after she struggled herself to ensure her mother got adequate care.
“I started noticing how hard [the] role was for a PSW to get 27 residents down for lunch. I started helping out … and as things got worse I started fighting for them,” she said.