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
Providing them money while still allowing multi-million dollar corporations like Revera and Chartwell to run a profit is rewarding them for their failures.The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees
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
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This is what privatisation did to seniors’ care.@jkenney and the @Alberta_UCP want to privatise healthcare in Alberta.
They line their pockets while you and your family pay for a service that falls far short of what you currently enjoy.
The UCP are in it for themselves.#ableg https://t.co/aR0kZHsuWq
— Andy Holt (@DrAndyHolt) May 26, 2020
“This has now become an issue of national importance,” said @DrSamirSinha. “Canada embarrassingly stands on the international stage with a massive black eye and a humanitarian tragedy on its hands.” #LTC #COVID19 #cndpoli https://t.co/MPvqs5E26I
— National Institute on Ageing 🇨🇦 (@RyersonNIA) May 28, 2020
— Progress Alberta (@ProgressAlberta) May 28, 2020
At HUMA Committee, @RyersonNIA‘s Michael Nicin says – We should focus on two core issues:
1⃣How can we improve our provision of LTC & help as many Canadians as possible to age at home for as long as possible, to ensure that we never find ourselves in this position again 1/2 pic.twitter.com/jp2HccIKWL
— National Institute on Ageing 🇨🇦 (@RyersonNIA) May 25, 2020
Every Albertan is now eligible for COVID-19 testing, Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced Friday afternoon.
Effective immediately, Albertans do not need to be symptomatic or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive in order to be tested. The chief medical officer of health said the testing expansion is being done to help understand the full extent of COVID-19 in the province as more businesses begin to open.