December 17th, 2014: The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) placed a special section in today’s Globe and Mail that is well worth reading. It features two articles that are strongly aligned with CARP’s policy proposals. The first, “A Hospital is not a Home” features the result of a CNA/Nanos Poll showed findings that are consistent with the CARP Membership Polling data we have obtained when we asked our members very similar questions. The second article also features positions that are central to CARP’s advocacy. The CNA calls for enhanced caregiver support – particularly for Canadians caring for aging relatives. It would seem there is a consensus on the following:
- 96% of all Canadians think it is important to be able to age at home with access to health care in a home setting;
- 94% of Canadians want more financial aid from the federal government for family caregivers who are caring for aging relatives;
- 83% – An overwhelming majority of Canadians want the federal government to fund the healthcare seniors need at home;
- 94% of Canadians think nurses should have a role in the delivery of health care to seniors at home.