Our long-term care residents deserve a care system that puts their health, security and dignity ahead of for-profit interests. Saskatchewan needs more public long-term care spaces and more full-time staff to decrease staff workloads, burnout and improve quality of care for residents.
Demand Better Long-Term Care Now
The proportion of Saskatchewan residents over 65 years old is growing rapidly, but the number of long-term care beds is dropping. The physical infrastructure of many public long-term care homes has been left to deteriorate while private for-profit personal care homes have expanded.
Since 2016, the Sask. Party government has reduced the amount of long-term care staff, leading to high rates of burnout, excessive workloads and putting quality care for our seniors at risk.
Now, in the face of this pandemic, our long-term care system finds itself at its most vulnerable.
Saskatchewan needs more public long-term care spaces, more full-time staff, and at least 4 hours/day of hands-on care for our seniors and residents.
Add your name to demand better long-term care now.