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Calls For Improved Seniors Care

/ 97.3 The Eagle

B-C Care Providers Association says the province must improve care for seniors and it has proposed a plan seeking more than 300-million dollars in annual investments from the province. The five-year plan also calls for a minimum of 3.36 hours of direct care, per senior in a publicly funded care home, as well as a doubling of the minimum home-care visit to half-an-hour, up from 15 minutes. In all, the proposal includes 30 recommendations and seeks a five-million dollar annual budget to recruit, train and retain workers. B-C Care Providers C-E-O Daniel Fontaine says the recommendations cover everything from investing in people to investing in quality of life and are aimed at heading off a potential crisis brought on by B-C’s aging population.

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