Privatization of long-term care a flawed policy, report says

Source: CBC News, November 6, 2013

A new report by the Parkland Institute calls on the Alberta government to reverse its policy of allowing for-profit companies to run the province’s long-term care homes. “From Bad to Worse: Residential elder care in Alberta” found that these facilities are understaffed by 90 minutes of care per resident each day…. Stunden Bower says the Alberta government should mandate increased staffing levels in for-profit facilities, and join other provinces in pushing Ottawa to publicly fund long-term care for seniors….
From Bad to Worse: Residential elder care in Alberta
Source: Shannon Stunden Bower, David Campanella, Parkland Institute, November 6, 2013
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