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Care homes & assisted living

BC NDP

  • Hire 7,000 new workers for long-term care and assisted living.
  • Restore standards for wages, benefits, and working conditions.
  • Build more public care homes.
  • Require transparency from private operators.
  • Launch a Silver Alert system to help locate missing seniors.

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BC Liberals

  • Invest an additional $1 billion over 5 years in new long-term care facilities.
  • Work towards private rooms for all seniors in long-term care who want them.
  • Work with care home operators to address chronic worker shortages.

BC Greens

  • Shift sector away from for-profit private companies, to a mix of public, not-for-profit, community-based services, & co-ops.
  • Require annual inspections, financial statements, & audited expense reports.
  • Recognize caregivers as a healthcare profession with the salary they deserve.

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