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Zaid Noorsumar | rabble talks to OPSWA president Miranda Ferrier about her efforts lobbying the government to regulate the profession.
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Ontario Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliot announcing new legislation for home and community care on February 25, 2020. Image: Government of Ontario/Flickr
Zaid Noorsumar | As the population ages, and seniors experience increasingly complex conditions as they live longer than ever before, home care is projected to expand rapidly. And Ontario is open for business.
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Zaid Noorsumar | An interview with the NDP's health critic in the Ontario legislature, about the state of home care in the province.
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Zaid Noorsumar | Low government health-care spending and privatized services are neglecting the needs of an aging population and profoundly impacting an overburdened and precarious workforce.
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Victoria Fenner | rabble labour beat reporter Zaid Noorsumar talks about why he decided to focus on home and long-term care in Ontario and what he's learned.
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Personal support workers (from left) Dyana Forshner-Juby, Gloria Turney and Mona Hjort. Images: submitted
Zaid Noorsumar | Privatization has negatively affected both workers and patients. The work is demanding, unstable and low-paying, and staff turnover is high.
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Julie Devaney | 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?
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Pat Kerwin, Retiree Matters | 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.
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Pete Hudson | Manitoba's home care program is publicly funded and publicly delivered. The elephant in the room in the upcoming election will be privatization.
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Retiree Matters, Pat Kerwin | 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?
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Julie Devaney | 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?
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Retiree Matters, Doug Macpherson | 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.