Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Julie Ali While is it indeed good news that some LTC beds are being created there has been information provided that the wait times for placement have increased and so what this indicates to me that the GOA is not sufficiently responsive in meeting the need that is out there. I fail to see why. If the GOA has the money to provide $235 million of our taxpayer dollars to "loan" to the oil and gas industry which is sitting on billions of dollars in assets so that they can attend to the backlog of orphan wells--well then they jolly well have the money to address the backlog of residents waiting for placement. The only difference in the two cases is that the GOA is willing to help the oil and gas industry with our money while it is unwilling to do the same for the seniors. Why? I guess because the oil and gas industry is more powerful than the voiceless seniors. Troubling. And it indicates to me at least that this sort of minor progress is no progress at all but simply more spin of the sort we have had from the PCs for 44 years. What is needed is for families to vote out this crew. Like · Reply · Just now

For far too long seniors care has been left to market forces that do not necessarily put patients first. The announcement of 345 new public LTC beds is a welcome first step in the right direction. Seniors are not a commodity.
The 2017 Alberta budget produced some encouraging news on seniors’ care after the steady decline that has occurred in this province over the past 25 years. Since the early 1990s, the number of long…
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Julie Ali While is it indeed good news that some LTC beds are being created there has been information provided that the wait times for placement have increased and so what this indicates to me that the GOA is not sufficiently responsive in meeting the need that is out there. I fail to see why. If the GOA has the money to provide $235 million of our taxpayer dollars to "loan" to the oil and gas industry which is sitting on billions of dollars in assets so that they can attend to the backlog of orphan wells--well then they jolly well have the money to address the backlog of residents waiting for placement. The only difference in the two cases is that the GOA is willing to help the oil and gas industry with our money while it is unwilling to do the same for the seniors. Why? I guess because the oil and gas industry is more powerful than the voiceless seniors. Troubling. And it indicates to me at least that this sort of minor progress is no progress at all but simply more spin of the sort we have had from the PCs for 44 years. What is needed is for families to vote out this crew.
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