18.5.8 HOME CARE AND STANDARDIZATION
WHEREAS seniors now outnumber 15 year olds, and
WHEREAS the number of seniors will double in the next decade, and
WHEREAS home care is not covered under the Canadian Health Act, and
WHEREAS home care provided by for-profit operations is essentially weakening job security for home care workers and eliminating competitive bidding with no accountability,
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the National Pensioners Federation actively urge and lobby the federal government to have the Canada Health Act cover home care service including respite care, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this includes a standardization for home care to provide an adequate number of hours to ensure proper care for our Seniors.
Submitted By: Club #407 – Unifor Local 444 Retirees, Windsor