The COVID-19 crisis shows how desperately we need to improve long-term care in Canada. We need to act now.
The second wave of the pandemic in Canada is hurting hard – and seniors in long-term care are suffering the tragic consequences. Staff are struggling to keep up and the outbreaks in care homes are devastating.
This is a crisis of leadership.
The federal government needs to stand up and lead on this file. Without national standards, the government is leaving the door open for for-profit companies to cut corners and put profit first — at the expense of the people we love.
When deciding how much care to give to seniors, no one should ever ask “how much money can we make?”
Seniors deserve better, period. The NDP is calling on all parties to come together and implement a Seniors Care Guarantee:
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