Home and long-term care in Ontario -- why isn't it working?

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Finding care for a loved one with a serious ongoing medical condition is heartwrenching for families. When long-term care or homecare is needed, it's also frustrating and confusing. There are few options, and the standards of care can vary significantly from one provider to another.

And most of the time, there are few choices. Though the provinces are supposed to fund this kind of medical care, it's not funded very well. This is a complex subject that labour beat intern Zaid Noorsumar has been delving into while he's been with with us here at rabble.ca. His research focuses on Ontario, but he says similar conditions exist in other provinces too.

He talks to Victoria Fenner about the challenges that health-care workers and their patients face, and why their needs are not being met.

Zaid is our sixth labour beat intern. He is a journalist who has contributed to CBC, The Canadian Press and Rankandfile.ca, among other news outlets. He's covered issues spanning labour, politics, social justice and sports. 

You can read his other stories written during his internship here

And, rabble.ca welcomes Alex Cosh to his new position as opinions editor. He says hello to our listeners and talks about what he brings to the job from his home office in Powell River, B.C. 

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