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Senior's Care In
Saskatchewan  

Safe, Dignified Care

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  • Lauretta - farmer's wife, Sask senior

  • Arnie - former Sask physician, Sask senior

  • Johncel - RN, Seniors' Care

  • Reta - former nurse, Sask senior

  • Jennifer - RPN, Seniors' Care

  • Lorraine - Metis community leader, Sask senior

  • Samantha - RPN, Seniors' Care

A national crisis

A national crisis has emerged in long-term care

across Saskatchewan and Canada. Urgent action is needed.

Every Saskatchewan citizen deserves safe, dignified care as they age

I’ve seen overcrowding in our facilities, and I know this problem   goes back decades. Seniors who lived a very rich and wonderful life can now reach out and touch their roommates’ beds.   Often there’s not enough room for a chair to be in the room for their family members to visit with them.

- Jennifer Registered Psychiatric nurse

My grandma has taught me the importance of really working hard.   It’s important to treat elders kind like everyone else

- Noah Family Member

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Reta & Gordon

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There have been recent instances in Saskatchewan where one Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse has had to care for upwards of 100 residents alone on shift.

This is not safe

Safe nurse staffing in long term care
 means safe care for seniors

Nursing shortages are a huge challenge in long-term care facilities.  this means that residents are not getting the care they need and deserve.   This is really hard on residents, families, and us as nurses.

- Samantha Registered Psychiatric nurse

Dad’s led an amazing life. he’s
  
a farm boy, he’s also a world traveller, and he’s an adventurer and he’s a physician.

- Tim Family Member

With all the innovation in healthcare,   the human factor is still the most important that makes a difference in seniors care.   After all a hospital bed is just a bed without a nurse.

- Johncel Registered Nurse

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Lorraine

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Reinvesting in
 Universal Seniors’ Care

Reinvesting in Universal Seniors’ Care is essential and will

ensure everyone has equal access to the dignified care they deserve as they age. Caring for seniors requires strong public oversight and funding.

Equal Care for all Seniors

The majority of our seniors are on fixed incomes.    they deserve the same level of care as any other senior.   it doesn’t matter what class you come from.

- Kelly Family Member

I believe that senior’s care should be publicly funded.  
It should be available to each
 and every one of us.

- Lorraine Senior

I really noticed in my visiting lately,   private care homes are opening and are not regulated.
   It’s absolutely appalling in my eyes. Because I have seen so many seniors not receiving adequate care.

- Reta Senior

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2020 outbreak

A 2020 outbreak
 of COVID-19

at one of Saskatchewan’s private long-term care facilities resulted in over 200 infections, along with 38 resident deaths according to the province. Across Canada, more than two thirds
 of COVID-19 related deaths have occurred in long-term care and seniors facilities.

The tragic and disproportionate impact of
 COVID-19 on Canada’s seniors solidified the critical and urgent need for change in long-term care

We all deserve to be treated equally. We all deserve proper healthcare in our healthcare system.    Seniors are a pillar of our community. We would not be where we are at right now without them.

- Johncel Registered Nurse

All levels of government, should have as their priority the regulation of all facilities that are supposedly looking after seniors.   every senior must receive respectful, safe, dignified, affordable care.

- Reta Senior

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Arnie

Lorraine

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