----- Seniors' residences: don't touch, big money there!
After promising to establish national standards for long-term care in response to the tragic outcomes of COVID-19, the federal Liberal government has now washed its hands of that promise to voters. It is instead passing the buck to a toothless accreditation industry to create updated standards.
This band-aid solution is voluntary, non-enforceable, and unregulated. It has also not prevented COVID deaths. This is not good government, I call it "government by promising everything" and leads to no solution but does lead to keeping their government in power, and that's the Red playbook.
This is not what experts, advocates, and many residents, staff, and family members of those in care homes have long been asking for. For families and long-term care residents and workers, we should be determined to put an end to companies putting profits before patients. Or at least try.