Our parents and grandparents deserve care that protects their safety, health and their dignity. The sad truth is that seniors in too many long-term care homes haven’t been getting the care they need or the attention they deserve.
Residents are being left in bed for 18 hours at a time, and they face lengthy waits for help to bathe and change clothes — even to get to the bathroom. Workers in those long-term care homes are doing the best they can, but they’re run off their feet. Cuts to healthcare funding won’t address the long waits for long-term care space or any of these issues.
We are determined to fix seniors care and target the issues that have been stripping our seniors of their dignity. We need to give our ageing parents and grandparents the care they deserve. We will continue to raise issues in the Legislature around hospital waits, privatization and the need to protect front-line staff.