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A province wide ‘Day of Action’ is underway. It is a day of public awareness to bring attention to the ongoing crisis in long-term care.
The call to action is looking to call attending to the following issues:
– Ensuring all staff are paid appropriately for the invaluable service they provide to residents.
– Recruit and retain staff. Long term care is experiencing staff shortages on a regular basis. Staff are unable to have the opportunity to receive vacation and time off.
– Long-term care is an ‘integral’ part of healthcare. The province needs to include long-term care when developing plans. Long-term care should not be an after thought.
– Currently, residents in long-term care are spending approximately 2.4 hours of daily. 4.1 hours of care is the minimum to provide the basic needs for the residents.
It is important to know this is not directed to care homes. This is a very clear message to the government.
“We are counting on public support to let this new government know that we have had enough!! Long-term care is in a crisis and we need to make these issues known!”
The ‘Call to Action’ a picketing event to bring awareness and send a very clear message to our PC government