For-profit long-term care operators are making record profits while under-delivering care hours at alarming rates, and British Columbians – whether residents, family members of residents, or workers in long-term care homes - are paying for it. Join us on Tuesday, October 31 from 2:00-3:30pm on Zoom for our Campaign Call to hear directly from the BC Seniors Advocate, Isobel Mackenzie on her latest report reviewing long-term care.
The current model incentivizes operators to spend less money on care hours, food, and maintenance because they get to turn anything they don't spend into profit. In Billions More Reasons to Care, the BC Seniors Advocate found that over the last five years, for-profit operators made more than seven times the amount of surplus per bed compared to non-profit care operators receiving the same public funding. One of the key recommendations in the report is to improve accountability for taxpayer dollars and ensure funding for direct care is spent on care.
You can send a clear message: we support funding reform! We need British Columbians to mobilize a show of support for funding reform in long-term care. Minister of Health Adrian Dix has said the province is working on a new funding model, but for-profit companies will be lobbying hard to safeguard their publicly funded profits.
Sign up for the campaign call on Tuesday October 31, from 2:00-3:30pm on Zoom to find out what you can do to support funding reform in long-term care.