It’s time to address healthy aging, deteriorating access to health care and better home care and long-term care — and this provincial election is the moment to make that happen.
Ontario needs a plan for older adult care — one that fixes the cracks we’ve seen worsen during the pandemic, addresses the pandemic’s consequences and leads to a healthier future for aging in Ontario.
Ontario needs a plan to ensure older adults can access safe, high-quality health care when they need it the most. Older adults must be involved in policy decisions that impact their well-being and care.
Ontario needs home and community care, as well as long-term care standards with better regulation, oversight, accountability and transparency to deliver better care and outcomes.
Ontario needs an independent seniors advocate and a provincial senior's strategy that encourages age-positive well-being and age-friendly communities, with older adults involved in policy decisions that impact their well-being.
Ontario needs funding to meet the needs of older adults, including vision care, health human resource planning and the immediate need to address backlogged surgeries and other procedures.
The last two years have been challenging for older Ontarians and their families — and for too many, tragic. Their health and access to health care have been hit hard. That’s why the National Association of Federal Retirees is calling for a plan that ensures safe, quality home care and long-term care, enables age-positive well-being and provides access to health care.
Ontario needs a plan for older adult care. And the time for this plan is now.