Universal Programme of Home Support and Home Care

Convention:
2015
Policy:
That the NPF support a Universal Programme of Home Support and Home Care based on need, available seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day, for seniors and that this policy should become part of any election platform and further that the NPF urge the federal government to make implementation of this policy a priority.

Number:
45
Section:
Health

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Home Care for Seniors

Convention:
2012
Policy:
That the NPF and its members call on the federal and provincial governments to cooperate, improve, and implement the following programme so as to improve home care for seniors:

a. provide and improve restive relief for voluntary care givers;

b. provide paid leave for family care givers when necessary;

c. provide sufficient home support through federal and/or provincial funding agreements; and

d. financially support current volunteer programmes and encourage the establishment of new volunteer programmes which have seniors helping seniors with minor home repair programmes, non-medical health promotional programmes and visitations, companionship, and social excursion programmes.

Number:
8
Section:
Health

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Wage Allowance for Live-in Home Care Workers

Convention:
2012
Policy:
That the NPF urge both the federal and provincial governments to provide live-in home care and home support workers with a wage allowance which would enable those workers to remain at home to care for seriously disabled or frail elderly relatives in need of extended care.

Number:
7
Section:
Health

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