An executive at a Canadian long-term care company has been fired after the organization said she made inappropriate comments during a town hall with family members.
Sienna Senior Living is apologizing to families for the comments made by Joanne Dykeman, the company’s former executive vice-president.
The company held a Zoom meeting on Wednesday for the family members of residents at the Woodbridge Vista Community Care near Toronto, which is currently facing an outbreak of COVID-19.
The provincial government recently appointed the local health system to control the home, and last weekend 18 residents were sent to hospital.
Sienna Senior Living says it is working on a plan to better respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It says the plan includes improving communication with the family members of residents.