Saturday, February 13, 2016

10% of single rooms are vacant in B.C. long-term care –despite hospital ALC crowding

This has long been my complaint. For-profit, private long-term care homes take advantage of taxpayer dollars, provide dividend to stockholders, and give nothing back to the community.

  Single rooms sit vacant in BC's private nursing homes

Beds aren’t considered part of publicly available inventory


Single bedrooms are sitting empty in B.C. nursing homes while more than 800 seniors are having to live in multi-occupancy rooms of three to five people or waiting for a community placement while staying in an expensive hospital bed.

An example of a room at Willingdon Care Centre in Burnaby, shared between four patients.

An example of a room at Willingdon Care Centre in Burnaby, 

shared between four patients.

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