Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Sarah Hoffman March 20 at 12:26pm · I believe it's so important to help the many Alberta seniors and others requiring health supports who want to stay in their homes, to have that choice. Our government's $200 million investment in home care in this year's budget will help Albertans stay in their homes, supporting better health outcomes and helping individuals stay closer to family, friends and other community supports.-----------Brenda Laing Community care is extremely important and essential in the development and continuation of a sustainable health care system . I spent the majority of my career in this area. I applaud this hopeful plan . I also hope it will reduce the stress and workload on present practitioners that are carrying the expanding numbers and complexity of clients . In addition to home care as a recipient I hope you will recognize others areas that bring health care back to the community especially midwifery and it's role in reducing acute care costs . Home is were the hopes and dreams are for most Albertans . Like · Reply · 2 · March 21 at 10:29am Julie Ali Julie Ali Midwives cost more than doctors I believe so I don't see how community midwives will save us in terms of acute care costs. Also this is not sustainable health care when we are bending the curve by adding to debt loads. All pure fantasy. The cut to acute care means we have folks stuck in acute care beds who are going to be moved where? The dementia cases are increasing and no sort of interest in the public sector continuing care facility solution.--

I believe it's so important to help the many Alberta seniors and others requiring health supports who want to stay in their homes, to have that choice. Our government's $200 million investment in home care in this year's budget will help Albertans stay in their homes, supporting better health outcomes and helping individuals stay closer to family, friends and other community supports.
Budget 2017 is boosting home and community care by $200 million, allowing more Albertans to receive care in their homes and remain independent. | Alberta.ca
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Doug Laut Rocky Mountain House?????
Leah Vee Ell Thank you! This is great news for a very vulnerable population.
Julie Ali This money was dedicated by the Liberals. Not the NDP folks. The money doesn't solve the problems of long term care beds that we still don't have. Why else are folks stuck in hospital as alternate level of care patients (remember the bed blockers?). The advertisements do not solve the problems.
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Jennifer Redeker Having more PWC and nurses is great but if they are trained like the standard AHS homecare workers, we have a problem. Best quality PWC home care are in the private sector and they are getting paid much less than those in the public sector. One should not have to pay out of pocket to get homecare they can trust. Alberta, needs to actually implement universal health care, where the poor get the same high standards of health care as the wealthy.
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Kelly Zerb All AHS HCA'S ARE HIGHLY Qualified and give very good care. None of our health care money should go to private sectors.
Julie Ali Kelly Zerb Unfortunately private care will be the norm in Alberta.
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Christina Sefton Why not make some benefit that would enable a family member to stay home and look after their loved one at home. Perhaps have home care drop in to check the welfare of the patient/abuse.
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Catherine McLeod There is a great need for home based care so people can stay at home and return home from hospital thank you for being true to investing in average Albertans
Julie Ali Some folks cannot stay at home. And ultimately many will have to be serviced in institutions that are not present.
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Peter McClure How about more invested to help seniors afford to stay where they are? I got $17,000 in income last year - how am I supposed to pay rent with that?
Julie Ali Government is not interested in the poor or those on AISH.
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Scott MacPherson What will you do for the next generation of seniors that you have saddled with all this debt? You do know that the millions of dollars of interest per day we are paying would pay for a lot more schools and senior centres.
Julie Ali NDP won't be around when we have to pay for the debt.
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Brenda Laing Community care is extremely important and essential in the development and continuation of a sustainable health care system . I spent the majority of my career in this area. I applaud this hopeful plan . I also hope it will reduce the stress and workload on present practitioners that are carrying the expanding numbers and complexity of clients . In addition to home care as a recipient I hope you will recognize others areas that bring health care back to the community especially midwifery and it's role in reducing acute care costs . Home is were the hopes and dreams are for most Albertans .
Julie Ali Midwives cost more than doctors I believe so I don't see how community midwives will save us in terms of acute care costs. Also this is not sustainable health care when we are bending the curve by adding to debt loads. All pure fantasy. The cut to acute care means we have folks stuck in acute care beds who are going to be moved where? The dementia cases are increasing and no sort of interest in the public sector continuing care facility solution.
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Carol Henderson But we also need senior care facilities. Let's not forget that. Let's keep them public, not private.
Julie Ali I doubt we will get the public long term care facilities that the NDP folks promised. The PC policies are continued with the subsidies via ASLI grants to the private real estate developers who construct mostly supportive living sites. Some may go to the Long term care facility format if AHS support staff are present to augment their own staff. This is probably what is going to happen with the Villa Marguerite project. I'm amazed that folks think that home care will solve the problems in continuing care where we will be having a major number of dementia patients who cannot be taken care of at home by working families. But certainly the spin from this government is excellent.
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