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
UCP considering proposal to ensure long-term care facilities follow best practices and monitor compliance. Some members against this and think private facilities can self-monitor. If COVID has taught us anything it is to question the role of private corps in long-term care. https://t.co/8eWlHYuDRD
— Lorian Hardcastle (@Lorian_H) October 17, 2020
I would like to know the back story of this. Did this worker face pressure to return to understaffed long-term care, or couldn't afford that amount of unpaid time off work? https://t.co/Ck5sGNX8N9
— Elizabeth Payne (@egpayne) October 15, 2020
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.
CAREWATCH is 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
INDEX (CLICK on Carol’s contributed collated collections by date)
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- Honouring the voices and experiences of Long-Term Care Home residents, caregivers and staff during the first wave of COVID-19 in Ontario Oct 2020
- Nursing Home Basic Care Guarantee RNAO Submission to the Long-Term Care Staffing Study Advisory Group
- Restoring Trust: COVID-19 and The Future of Long-Term Care June 2020 A Policy Briefing by the Working Group on Long-Term Care
- Risk Factors Associated With Mortality Among Residents With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Long-term Care Facilities in Ontario, Canada
- 18 May 2020 Old money Tortoise Thousands of care home residents are dying from Covid-19, and staff are on minimum wage. But in the background, big profits are being made. Ian Birrell investigates a broken industry