Demand A National Plan for Seniors CareLet's get behind the Canadian Medical Association's campaign to improve health care for seniors.
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"Canada’s seniors are not getting the health care they deserve — not even close. Our system was created over half a century ago to meet the needs of a much younger population and we have not adapted to meet the growing number of aging Canadians. The Canadian Medical Association and an alliance of partner organizations have decided to do something about it.
Welcome to DemandAPlan.ca. This is the website of the Alliance for a National Seniors Strategy.
Our system can’t struggle along for another 50 years. We need a national strategy for seniors — right now.
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and other members of the Alliance for a National Seniors Strategy are calling on all federal political parties to endorse the need for a national strategy to provide proper health and social services for seniors."
Let's help this alliance reach its goals:
- To make seniors care a ballot issue in the election campaign
- To persuade the major political parties to include a national seniors strategy in their campaign platforms
- To have a national seniors strategy in place by 2019
Description: The Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat is part of the department of Health, Healthy Living and Seniors. It acts as a central point of contact for seniors, their family members and organizations.
Review: This updated site is a goldmine of information. Save it as a favorite! You will want to come back here again and again on your caregiving journey.
Focus: Caregivers of seniors
Where to start: Begin with the Home Page.
Don't Miss: The publications page. You will want to have your own hard copy of A Guide For Caregivers. Order it. Read it. Fill it full of Post-It notes.
2. Caregiving with Confidence (Formerly Rupert's Land Caregiver Services)
Description: Caregiving with Confidence is the non-profit organization that supports caregivers in Manitoba.
Review: When you need someone to talk to, this is THE organization that will give you one-on-one personal support.
Focus: Caregivers of seniors
Where to start: Call (204) 452-9491 and talk to the caring, informed staff.
· Time-out for Caregivers: A volunteer trained as a respite companion comes to the home for a few hours so the family caregiver can have a break
· Telephone Support: Providing information, support and encouragement for caregivers
· Ring-A-Ride: Assisted transportation for caregivers and recipients anywhere in the city limits by prior arrangement. Note: Ring-a-Ride users must live within postal codes, R3L, R3M, R3N, R3P, and part of R3T.
· Support Group for Caregivers: Rupert’s Land Caregiver Services hosts a support group every second Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at 168 Wilton Street.
· Information & Referral: A resource bank of information about services available throughout Manitoba
Who Knew? That there is an organization that offers free support to Manitoba caregivers. For more information call (204) 452-9491 or email firstname.lastname@example.org