I took my Power in my Hand – /
And went against the World –
Emily Dickinson (Poem 660)
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Dianne Slade Can't the government step in?------Julie Ali The government is responsible for this mess. Do you think that the government wants to change the way the system is set up? It's entirely the fault of government that we have all the problems in the system. The GOA is a bank and provides money to the private sector via public funds. The private sector property developers -both non-profit and for profit compete for the ASLI funds (FREE MONEY). They basically get government to pay for their real estate investments in a major way. In return the government also provides staffing to help ensure they make profits when the facility is up and running. It's a P3 set up where government hands over the problems of care to the private developer who can do what he wants to earn profits. The staffing ratio is decided by the developer. You can ask government to step in and they will laugh in your face. They have given the problem of the care of our most disadvantaged defenceless citizens to the profit sector and this is the end result of the downloading of responsibility of government. All political parties--PC, NDP and Liberal are in on the game of shifting care and costs to the private sector. When I ask for the money trail they tell me that they can't say what amount of cash goes to patient care-it's proprietary information which tells me major profits are being made by the private sector. Even the non-profits make a profit in terms of real estate ownings. It's quite a set up and yet we have government tell us they care, they really care. Sure they care. They care that the problems of these poor unfortunates are someone else's problems.
"Diana told the Sun under third-party replacement workers, she felt the care her mother-in-law received dropped dramatically. Diana alleges Penner was not properly fed, endured untreated bedsores and that her hygiene was ignored. Diana says her mother-in-law ceased eating and became uncooperative with staff, adding staff would regularly ask her for help in changing, feeding and otherwise caring for Penner."