Long-term care needs a long-term fix.
For far too long, seniors in B.C.’s care homes haven’t been getting the care they deserve. The pandemic revealed that our long-term care system is fragile and under strain. Seniors and workers are paying the price.
Frontline workers are doing their best to provide quality care.
Today’s B.C. government has committed to fixing long-term care and assisted living. It’s started – by hiring more workers to make seniors’ care better.
That’s the right direction. But there’s more we can do.
Through our Care Can't Wait Campaign. We're asking for:
- Make new care spaces public or non-profit – not operated by private companies.
- Fix the staffing crisis – with common standards for better wages, benefits and working conditions, no matter where you work.
- Stop the contracting out of care and support.
- Force private companies to follow regulations, meet standards, and increase transparency.
Visit Care Can't Wait to find out more.