Home Care

NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Health and Community Services Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) says the way the province delivers home care is inconsistent at best and endangering seniors at worst.

People who need care at home after a hospital stay are frequently not assessed for the level of care they will need until after they go home and are left hanging in the interim time period.

 
NDP Parliamentary Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Parliamentary Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says there are numerous examples, some of which make regular headlines, of private businesses failing at their jobs of providing vital services for the people of the province.

 
NDP Aging & Seniors Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Critic for Aging and Seniors Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says years of governments refusing to face the realities of changing demographics has resulted in crisis in seniors’ housing. The mother of one of Rogers’ constituents was discovered with a black eye while waiting on a transition ward at the Waterford Hospital for a nursing home space to open up.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says the Home Support Program, a paid family caregiver program announced in the House of Assembly yesterday, is not the solution the province’s families need.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Leader of the Third Party.

MS MICHAEL: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

 
NDP Health Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Health Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says government actions and inaction are combining to force the closure of home care agencies in the province, putting potentially hundreds of people out of work and jeopardizing the care of thousands of others.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says government has created a crisis in the province’s home care system and must immediately take action to mitigate the harm this crisis will cause.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The Member for St. John’s Centre.
SOME HON. MEMBERS: Hear, hear!

MS ROGERS:Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The Leader of the Third Party.

MS MICHAEL: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

 
NDP Health Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Health Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says government’s half-hearted support of a contract for home support workers could jeopardize the service so many people in the province depend on. “This government is once again abandoning seniors in the province and saying ‘fend for yourselves!’” Rogers said today.

 

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