92 and no place to go

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Editor:

This month I will be 92 and slowing down, but so far I have managed to avoid COVID-19.

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While I am at the age when I need to start thinking about moving into a care facility, it’s really the last place I’m thinking about, considering what we have learned about care homes and the terrible things we have seen happen regarding the treatment of seniors.

Most of the worst scenarios haven taken place in the for-profit facilities, yet we have a government that up until now has not spoken out against these facilities and their reputation with respect to seniors. We know and they know as long as there is a buck to be made by those investing in care homes, profit to shareholders comes first and care of our seniors is secondary.

Until they were elected, the position of the NDP was outspoken and critical of for-profit homes. Even our MLA, Nicholas Simons, was speaking out against them. I still recall him presenting 10,000 signatures to the legislature opposing Trellis, a for-profit facility. Their silence since being elected is deafening. Time is running out. They need to get back to their principles. It’s not too late to stop the Trellis fiasco.

In the meantime, I’ll keep trying to put off making a decision and try to stay here in my own home.

Ray Haynes, Halfmoon Bay

 

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