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.
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 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.
If you think conditions have improved in long term care facilities think again. It isn’t the hard working staff to blame.
What are your plans for the New Year? How can you stay happy and healthy?
Keep moving. Challenge yourself to exercise your brain in new ways. Rent a metal detector, try a new musical instrument or exercise program. Keep going, trying new things so we can embrace the next months.
What are your comfort foods? Are you spending more time in the kitchen and around the table these days?
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.
Make a list and check it twice as you plan for the autumn and fall. As a baby boomer what are you going to do to stay healthy and happy?