Collecting Stories of Long Term Care
CFUW National Study Group - Long Term Care and Older Persons
Our goal is to end up with a national profile of what is happening in LTC and care for older persons across the country. If you participate, it can happen. We would like 4 or 5 members to present their stories on the Zoom meeting of February 9th, 2023.
At the November 30th session, participants wanted a specific question to address. Out of the collection of stories, a question will become clear and a subsequent template letter formulated. Stories that tell of the experiences of seniors, the children of aging parents, care workers, volunteer care givers have impact. Stories like seniors in long-term care facilities who could be at home if there were sufficient, affordable home support services.
Dr. Carole Estabrooks: “advocacy groups need to keep the heat on. We are aging rapidly, and we don’t have a lot of time”
Protect the identity of those at the centre of the story. For example, do not say "my sister-in-law", "my aunt", but rather: "a family member".
Relevant legislature and CFUW National Policies:
Long-Term Care under the Canada Health Act – 2020. Technically long-term residential care (nursing homes etc) (aka long-term care) is included under “extended health services” of the CHAct, so this policy needs some discussion.
Long Term Care: Protect the Vulnerable – 2020. CFUW Oakville - “establish common evidence-based standards that ensure all vulnerable Canadians can live in safety, comfort and dignity and have access to high quality, affordable long-term care.
Inclusion of Home Care Services under CHA – 2005. CFUW Burlington - “to extend home care services to individuals beyond those identified in the 2002 Romanov Report, … ensure that the provision of home care for both acute care and chronic care patients becomes an integral part of the Canada Health Act”.
Accountability in Home Care Delivery – 2005. CFUW Fredericton - “to establish methods to ensure that there be regular, appropriate and effective accountability, communication and collaboration in the delivery of quality home care in a cost-efficient manner.
January 31st, 2023
In the Spring, there may be another opportunity to collect more stories. If you have difficulty with this form, please feel free to send your story to Audrey (email@example.com) and we will add it to our database.
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.