Although most people will rely on seniors’ care at some point in their lives, Canada’s health care system isn’t equipped to meet the needs of the aging population. Canada needs a National Seniors Care Strategy to set national standards and ensure that everyone can access the care they need.
Seniors care includes home care, long-term care, and palliative care. It also includes access to prescription medications, which is known as Pharmacare.
The Canadian Health Coalition call for a National Seniors Strategy focuses on:
• Targeted federal funding for home care and long-term care
• National standards that set minimum staffing levels and hours of care to be provided to each resident or patient
• A Human Resources Strategy to guarantee a skilled seniors care workforce
Published By: Canadian Health Coalition
Publication Date: 2019