Eskasoni working for own long-term care facility

Sep 11, 2014

Nova Scotia's largest Mi'kmaq community is working to create its own long-term care facility for its aging population.

Sharon Rudderham, health director at the Eskasoni Community Health, says people in the region are struggling to care for elderly relatives at home.She says though people do not want to send their loved ones to a facility outside the community, some cannot look after their elderly relatives on their own.

"They don't necessarily have a large extended family or they might have to go out west to work and don't necessarily have the family to support them," says Rudderham.

She says people fear being put into a facility that separates them from their language and culture.


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