|1.||Cut waiting lists for homecare|
|With more than 10,000 people on waiting lists for homecare, and delays of up to 260 days, families|
need a new homecare guarantee that care will be there when they need it.
|2.||Provide relief to family caregivers|
|Take some of the pressure off families who are caring for an ailing relative while at the same time|
trying to juggle a full-time job and raise a family with supports like flexible respite care so that
caregivers get a break.
|3.||Guarantee security and peace of mind|
|When a family needs homecare they should be guaranteed every health professional coming into|
their home is trained, qualified and has passed a criminal background check.
|4.||Insist investments go to the frontline not the bottom line|
|Put a hard cap on the salaries of healthcare CEOs who have been pocketing millions and close tax|
loopholes so the wealthiest 1% pay their fair share towards public healthcare.
|5.||Demand transparency and accountability|
|Today out of every public dollar invested in homecare, only 35 cents goes to actual frontline care.|
The public needs full disclosure of where every homecare penny goes, in order to be reassured
that homecare services are being delivered efficiently to meet the rising demand.
|6.||Protect the heart of healthcare|
|Frontline staff are the heart of healthcare. To attract healthcare professionals required to care for|
an aging population, we need a plan that offers personal support workers fair and reasonable
compensation and incentives like retirement benefits.
For every $1 spent on Homecare, $.35 reaches the worker/patient. $.65 eaten up by the system,profits