Hope you’re all safe and well, keeping active and sane!
This too will pass…
Please, circulate these announcements to your contacts, your groups. Your family and friends. Both events are free, open to the public, and with very important information about how to avoid being in this dreadful continuing care situation again.
An online Zoom public panel and discussion sponsored by the Sherwood Park- Fort Saskatchewan Federal
NNP: Alberta Seniors, COVID-19 and the Federal Government, January 28, 2021, 7 – 9 pm
Our expert panel features:
• Ms. Patricia Paradis, Executive Director, Centre for Constitutional Studies, University of Alberta to discuss provincial and federal jurisdiction and relationships in continuing care
• Ms. Sandra Azocar. Executive Director of Friends of Medicare and Ms. Heather Smith, President of the United Nurses of Alberta, to describe the state of Alberta continuing care, and
• Dr. Pat Armstrong. Distinguished Research Professor in Sociology at York University and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, to discuss what we need to do.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required!
Eric M. Adams, Vice Dean and Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta
Further details coming soon!
Registration will open in early January. This event is free and open to the public.
Monday, February 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm MST
“Facility-based continuing care review Share your feedback on facility-based continuing care in Alberta by January 29, 2021”.
Yet another Government “review” of continuing care, this time a survey that leaves no doubt that privatization and increased user fees are imminently planned.
The survey is so skewed! Please do fill it out, but make very clear how you feel about privatizations, the fragmentation of the care system, the lack of any evidence on which to base an opinion – or even as a reason for the survey and their ”improvement “ plans, or perhaps an objection to private -pay services for a public care system, or… even the government’s use of
accounting/business consulting firms to plan our care system.
Alberta which avoided severe outbreaks in long-term care in the first wave, and took a less restrictive approach to lockdowns, is now seeing big spikes in its numbers, with outbreaks in 70 per cent of its long-term-care homes, and marking 811 deaths or 63 per cent of all its COVID fatalities, according to the National Institute on Aging’s tracker… Last Updated on: 2021-01-17