"If we can build hockey rinks, we can build long-term care homes" says seniors group to Trudeau Government
OTTAWA, Nov. 6, 2018 /CNW/ - Today on Parliament Hill, the Canadian Association for Long Term Care (CALTC) revealed its recommendations for the 2019 Federal Budget and called on the government to use federal infrastructure funding to help rebuild older
"The Government of Canada is directly investing over $180 billion over 12 years on infrastructure for affordable housing, for roads, for hockey rinks, but not a nickel on seniors housing that includes care," says Daniel Fontaine, Chair of CALTC. "The federal government can better demonstrate their commitment to seniors by investing in new and upgraded housing to ensure it meets today's standards and supports the excellent delivery of care."
The recommendations unveiled in Long Overdue: Improving Seniors Care in Canada present critical proposals for strengthening seniors' care across Canada. These include:
About the Canadian Association for Long Term Care
The Canadian Association for Long Term Care (CALTC) is the national voice of long-term care providers delivering publicly-funded health care services to seniors across Canada, when they can no longer live at home.
SOURCE Canadian Association for Long Term Care (CALTC)
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