CARE-WATCH Oct 17, 2020:Long Term Care News


One after another of the residents started dying. I was scared to come back after a few days off, not knowing how many would be left. It is not right, so short staffed and bodies of the people I cared for piling up.

personal support worker: email sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Doug Ford
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The Lead:

Experts question Alberta’s proposed plan to increase costs for seniors in care

Continuing care initiatives paused by health minister pending government review

Health Minister Tyler Shandro has paused part of an Alberta Health Services cost-cutting plan that would disproportionately impact seniors by increasing or introducing continuing care fees.

But some health policy experts say if Shandro decides to move forward with those initiatives, they may end up costing the health-care system more in the long run and result in fewer seniors accessing the care they need. 

On Tuesday, Shandro released an Alberta Health Services (AHS) plan that detailed how the health authority proposed to implement the cost-cutting measures outlined in an Ernst & Young external review.

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