CARE-WATCH MAY 24, 2020

Long-Term Care Today

New Feature: News from the front lines in Seniors’ Long Term-Care, Inspired by Carol Wodak founding member of CITIZEN WATCH

BACKGROUNDER: CITIZEN WATCH was created as a public service for the people of Alberta.  It was the work of an ever-widening network of individuals from across the province, including families and friends of long term care and assisted or supportive living residents and those requiring long term care supports in their own homes. CITIZEN WATCH WEBSITE 

PRINTABLES:Carol’s carefully crafted carewatch content

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What Is Long Term Care, and What Does It Need to Be?

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‘A failed venture’: Unifor president says Canada needs better long-term care system

After witnessing the devastating impact of the novel coronavirus on many long-term care homes and its staff, the president of Canada’s largest private sector union says the country needs “a better system than we have today.

“Hopefully governments will wake up and will now say: ‘Look this was a failed venture, we’d better regulate the industry [and] we’d better ensure that people have full time jobs and decent pay,’” Unifor president Jerry Dias told The West Block.

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