$19 billion announced for provinces to reopen & improve long-term care

This week, the federal government announced an additional $19 billion in funding, adding onto the previous $14 billion, to help provinces reopen safely.

This amount also earmarks funds for critical improvements to long-term care.

While these improvements will be executed at the discretion of each province/territory, in the absence of the national care standards for which CARP is calling, we urge governments to head our call to make urgent quick fixes to safeguard seniors in residential care, while setting a longer term course to keep more people safe at home through better home care.

We know that long-term care in Canada needs to be rebuilt from the ground up with home and community care as the foundation—the time to start is now.

View our long-term care campaign