Home care: we must review the model which no longer meets needs, according to a specialist

Home care: we must review the model which no longer meets needs, according to a specialist
Home care: we must review the model which no longer meets needs, according to a specialist

With more and more seniors wishing to age at home, Quebec has no other choice but to review its home care model, which no longer corresponds to current needs, said the spokesperson for the Coalition for the Dignity of Seniors.

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“There is not enough [de soins] and the model we currently have was built a few years ago. Today, it does not meet the needs and that is worrying because it will meet the needs even less [de] our population which is aging,” underlined Micheline Germain in an interview with LCN.

More than 160 people will meet on Wednesday during the National Meeting on Home Support to find possible solutions to help seniors who wish to stay at home.

“We want to highlight the lack of home care and services,” explained Ms. Germain, who wants to look into the recommendations made by the Health Commissioner, Joanne Castonguay.

One of the main wishes of the organizations is to make home care, but also assistance for the elderly, affordable.

“Funding must be provided so that we can offer these services and care to people at affordable prices so that people can afford them and that it is not reserved for an elite,” said the door. -speech.

“We need to make a significant shift,” she argued.

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