2020- 2022 Policy Process | Green Party of Canada
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G21-P033 Universal Long-Term Care and Establishing National Standards | VGM-2 Amended Version
This is the amended proposal adopted by GPC membership at the VGM-2.
Recognizing that access to universal health care is a right, guaranteed at every stage of life, and that the Green Party seeks to include long term care (LTC) in the Canada Health Act, to establish national standards for LTC across the continuum of care from home to facility.
Canada’s existing patchwork of long-term care (LTC) has fatal structural flaws. In recognition of this fact, and also of LTC’s clear role as an essential medical service, there is a need to establish universal public funding of LTC, strict regulations enforcing national standards, and a transition away from for-profit facilities.
Universal health care is a right and must be guaranteed at every stage of life. A universal LTC funding model has been proven to be most effective in ensuring quality of care for residents. It also offers more options for remaining in the community and ensures dignity for LTC residents.
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