State of the Industry-GOVERNMENT

Mar 16, 2017

“There’s a need for a national dementia strategy. It’s something impacting each province, coast to coast.” –DANIEL FONTAINE

“The industry is between a rock and a hard place. They are expected to do a lot but there’s a tremendous amount of red tape and regulations they have to obey. There’s also a lot of pressure to keep costs down. They are expected to do too much with not enough money.” – ANDRE PICARD

“Improving the way homes are funded. Financial commitments are discretionary, determined by the Minister of Health typically halfway through the fiscal year so the homes cannot properly budget for many fixed costs such as utilities and labour.”- CANDACE CHARTIER

“Just throwing money at healthcare is not the simple solution. It has to be effective money.” –BOB NUT BROWN

“Do a better job of data collection. We need a reliable tool to measure success.” –ANNETTE FOUGERE

“In Alberta, our acute care is funding 33% higher than the average across Canada. We’re advocating for some of that funding to be transferred to the continuing care system.” –TAMMY LEACH

“Given the kind of staffing you need, there’s a labour market problem. It is so tight. When colleges graduate, licensed RN’s, they get sucked up by the health authority and we, outside the acute care system, end up scrambling to find professional staff.” – DAVID CHEPERDAK

“They need to empower the teams. If they were to adopt a collaborative approach rather than policing and fault finding, [that would be good]. Right now it’s a very punitive approach and it’s not even standardized because it’s very open to interpretation.” –SOLANGE TAYLOR

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