Better access to home support hours would alleviate increasing levels of stress among family caregivers, according to a new report from the BC Seniors Advocate, Isobel Mackenzie.
The argument for home care was that it was giving the people what they want. So why are patients now being asked to leave their homes to access care after being discharged from hospitals?
There should be better access to palliative care for people in their final days, but some will want to end the inevitable progress of a disease or condition. We should respect that decision.
Manitoba's home care program is publicly funded and publicly delivered. The elephant in the room in the upcoming election will be privatization.
Death used to be a regular feature of everyday life, but today in Canada, it's largely reserved for old age or unexpected events. How can ensure that well-being extends to the last chapters of life?
The Ontario government has a new plan for home care that promises increased funding and improvements. But are these enough in a system threatened by privatization, market-modelled care and austerity?
The Ontario government's plan to reform home care is short on details. The broad steps outlined in it contain potential for a strong and progressive vision to emerge, but there are also perils.
There's an opportunity in October for older Canadians to tell politicians what they want and expect from future governments. Seniors are voting and they're going to make it count.
We need to support the 3,000 home care workers on strike, as part of putting patients above profits.
On Friday, the McNeil government recalled the legislature to designate most home support workers so essential they cannot be allowed to exercise their legal right to strike.