2021 GPC Policy and Motion Development Process
Editing and refining policy, amendment, and directive ideas
G21-P031 Enacting National Standards/Dedicated Funding for Urgent Improvements in Long-Term Care Homes
The Green Party of Canada will ensure long-term care (LTC) homes operate under the principles of the Canada Health Act with funding secured in a LTC-specific funding envelope. For-profit LTC homes will be phased out and replaced with municipally-owned facilities.
To have LTC homes operate under the principles of the Canada Health Act with funding transferred to the provinces under a funding envelope dedicated to LTC. This separate funding vehicle would ensure the monies would be spent on LTC facilities.
As reported on CBC, 80% of Covid deaths in Canada have been to residents of LTC homes. To avoid unnecessary deaths and abuses, national standards must be enacted to ensure adequate funding for staffing, PPE and all other needs. Inspection reports must be made public.
Supporting Comments from Submitter:
The evidence of need is the flood of news stories outlining the demoralizing and inhumane conditions occurring in LTC. It is Canada's shame.
Social Justice, Non-Violence
Relation to Existing Policy:
Add to current GPC policy.
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