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.
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.
Senior care needs action now! Instead of the Federal and Provincial governments saying they understand concerns, they need to implement the processes and standards that have been identified to stop the needless annihilation of our seniors.
The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) published a report on July 2, 2020 that consists of 9 steps to solving the workforce crisis in nursing homes, all of which require a strong, coordinated leadership at the federal and provincial/territorial levels to implement. It says” Our long-term care sector, particularly nursing homes, is in crisis now …
While aging in place sounds perfect, in today’s world it does not work. Home Care may give caregivers some reassurance that their loved one is being safely supported. The truth is they are not unless you are financially able to supplement it.
It’s time to rethink the way we care for the elderly and those with complex medical needs. Let’s make thoughtful wise decisions so all benefit. The needs of 20 years ago are not the needs of today. Staffing levels and wages must reflect these changes.
If we were to run day cares or any child care the way elder care is operated there would be a huge outcry and rightfully so. Let’s maintain those same standards for those who grew our country. Let’s look at dignified and specialized care for our elders.