NORCs could be a low cost approach to health aging. They certainly make more sense than building more long term care homes.
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Baby Boomers Can Plan Ahead -Talk, Explore Options and Achieve Peace of Mind
It is time to look at your future. The more plans you put in place the easier it will be on yourself as well as others when faced with the inevitable changes of aging. Act now.
When Is It Time to Hang up the Keys?
As we age, giving up driving is a difficult decision. How can we baby boomers make it easier on our caregivers?
Question Your Federal Candidates….let’s make the care of seniors in Long Term Facilities a top priority this election
Ask Federal Candidates why Long Term Care (LTC) is not under the Canada Health Act and why federal standards have not been set. If we don’t keep LTC front and centre, our most vulnerable seniors will continue to suffer. Act today! Your voice will make a difference.
What Can We Do Because If We Are Blessed We Will Live a Long Life….And If We Do, In The Existing Care System ,The Outlook Isn’t Rosy!!!!
Action is needed if we want compassionate care for our seniors. Two first steps needed are: 1. that our provincial government establish one department that handles all aspects of senior care. 2 that there is one place where people can find information regarding senior care. Write letters, ask for timelines demand answers. Act today.
Baby boomers need to plan for their future. There is no other stage in life that requires so much preparation. Staying in our own homes makes economic sense. Demand changes so this is one option. Home care needs a total overhaul and it must begin today. No more excuses. We seniors are worth it.
THE CALL … the call for help, the call for change, the call for action (Caregiving Journey)
It’s time to rethink how we care for the elderly. We don’t need more long-term beds in institutions. We need money redirected into Home Care. Seniors want to stay in their own homes. Aging in place is a much more cost-effective and dignified way to treat those who built our country. However, for seniors to safely remain in their homes, we need supports and services in place and easy access to those services. Change needs too begin today!
CARE FOR OUR ELDERS IS UNSUPPORTED, FRAGMENTED AND UNDERFUNDED
CARE OF OUR ELDERLY…Public policy needs to be written with clear responsibility lines. Politicians must act boldly across all levels of government, and deliverables and timelines written.
What is Keeping You Busy These Days? Is it Pickles, Pizza, Quilts and Memoirs?
Pickles, pizza, quilts, sewing and writing memoirs – what is keeping you busy these days?
Crisis Conditions Persists In Long Term Care
If you think conditions have improved in long term care facilities think again. It isn’t the hard working staff to blame.