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
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.
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.