OTTAWA, Oct. 17, 2017 /CNW/ - Canada's Veterans Ombudsman Guy Parent released today Continuum of Care: A Journey from Home to Long Term Care. The Report considers the current challenges faced by Veterans as they age and/or require more care. It also makes seven recommendations for change and calls on the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Veterans
"The timing is right to make these changes," said the Ombudsman. "The demographic shift – both in Canadian society and within VAC's client base – has opened up a unique window of opportunity to make changes to the continuum of care for injured Veterans. Implementing my recommendations will make a positive difference by helping to ensure that ill or injured Veterans and their families receive the lifetime of care and support they need and deserve as a result of their service and sacrifice to Canada."
The Report is the fourth in a series on the continuum of care for Veterans. It follows three Reviews published by the Office of the Veterans Ombudsman in 2013 and 2014 on Long Term Care (LTC), the Veterans Independence Program (VIP) and Assisted Living Options.
The Report finds that:
Read the Report here: Continuum of Care: A Journey from Home to Long Term Care http://www.ombudsman-veterans.gc.ca/eng/reports/reports-reviews/continuum
SOURCE Veterans Ombudsman
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