Urgent action needed to protect seniors in long-term care

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We have a crisis in long-term care in Canada

Now and moving forward, we need a commitment from governments to eradicate the systemic vulnerabilities exposed by COVID-19 which threaten residents in long-term care. Since the coronavirus hit long-term care homes, CARP has been actively calling on government to prioritize care for seniors.

See the entire article here : https://www.carp.ca/longtermcare/

CARP Atlantic Provinces 'Virtual' Meeting

In case you missed it, here is the webinar replay.

Atlantic Virtual Meeting

Watch CARP’s panel of experts including Dr. Shelly McNeil professor of medicine and clinical scholar at Dalhousie University, Division head / service chief for the Division of Infectious Diseases Nova Scotia Health Authority and research director of the Division of Infectious Diseases.

These experts from across the Atlantic Region, discuss issues most important to seniors during pandemic; LTC, second wave of virus, vaccination, access to loved ones who are vulnerable, and more…
Featuring Newfoundland Seniors’ Advocate, Dr. Suzanne Brake; Dr. Shelly McNeil (Nova Scotia);), Alphonse Dionne (New Brunswick Senior Citizens Federation) along with Vicki Bryanton (PEI)

Message us here if you would like more information on the CARP Chapter in NS or go to http://www.carp.ca/atlanticoffer

CARP Needs Your Input!

COVID-19 is creating new pressures and concerns for people of an age. Older adults are being challenged as never before. Help CARP understand.

Please tell us, what are your greatest concerns and how would you want CARP to advocate for you with business, government and the community to help you and your family survive the crisis?

Federal Minister of Seniors

Welcome to CARP Nova Scotia

CARP is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to a “New Vision of Aging for Canada” promoting social change that will bring financial security, equitable access to health care and freedom from discrimination. Our mandate is to promote and protect the interest, rights and quality of life for Canadians as we age.

CARP Nova Scotia chapter was founded in 2008 to promote CARP within Nova Scotia, and to reach out to its members through education, discussion and events.

Followup on Estate Planning Essential Webinar

For anyone that attended our online webinar on March 26th, here is a Personal Records Inventory Fillable Form. It can be completed digitally and saved or you can print it off and fill it out manually. We have also provided a link for Health Care Directives/Living Wills.

If you are interested in attending another Estate Planning Essential webinar or know of someone who may also be interested, please CLICK HERE.

CARP Nova Scotia's top priorities within, but not limited to, are:

1. Health Care Reform:

  • CARP N.S. believes that timely essential health care is a right of every Nova Scotian therefore:

Upcoming Events in Halifax

Health Advocacy Statement - CARP - A New Vison of Aging HEALTHCARE REPORT

Not only does Canada overspend and underperform compared to other OECD* countries, but there isn’t even parity between provinces and territories. Access to quality health care should not depend on your postal code. Our federal and provincial leaders must commit to delivering better health care for all Canadians no matter where they live.

Canadian Ombudsman for Banking Service and Investments Report

The attached report from the OBIS Canadian Ombudsman for Banking Service and Investments, aligns with CARP’s request to allow banks and others to report financial abuse. The report recommends that banks, credit unions and other financial firms should have legal protections to report suspected financial elder abuse, and that they should implement trusted person procedures to they can address suspected issues with seniors. The report contains some good recommendations, but CARP urges the Federal Government to act quickly on the proposals. If, as a CARP member, you have further comments, please send them to the CARP Financial Security Advocacy Committee by emailing chair@carpnovascotia.ca