CARP Action on Home Care

CARP volunteers in NS leading charge on home care

Working Together to Bring Home Care Home! A Continuing Care Position Paper Closing the Gaps in Nova Scotia Home Care

The recently elected Progressive Conservative government in NS has acknowledge the Chapter’s submission and has added it to their list of reference documents as they move forward on their election promise to address the gaps in home care.

Please read that submission here. 

CARP continues to advocate to all provincial governments to invest in home care and support older adults to live in their own homes.

COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on Canadians over the age of 60, accounting for nearly 97% of all deaths in Canada. Though these effects have been more visible in long-term care (LTC) facilities, the COVID-19 pandemic has placed an overwhelming strain on the entire continuing care sector, including home care.

The system continues to be under immense pressure as it grapples with neglect as well as an aging population. As such, there is an urgent need for significant investment and reform in continuing care.

As part of a wider national advocacy campaign, the Canadian Association of Retired Persons – CARP Nova Scotia Chapter has developed five priority actions to transform home care in the province and across the country. We invite you to join us for a panel discussion on CARP Nova Scotia’s Continuing Care Position Paper: Working Together to Bring Home Care Home.