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C.A.R.P. NS Continuing Care Position Paper

Read the  Continuing Care Position Paper: Working Together to Bring Home Care Home! — Closing the Gaps in Nova Scotia Home Care
Prepared by C.A.R.P. Nova Scotia Chapter, Health Advocacy Committee (HAC)

  • Beverley Lawson (HAC Chair)
    • Ron Swan (Chapter Chair)
    • Sandra Bauld
    • Donalda MacIsaac
    • Anne Gillies
    • Valerie White
    • Rosanne Burke
    • Carol Todd
    • Rilla MacDougall

To ensure that Home Care works for all Nova Scotians, we need innovation, vision, investment and political will. With strong and responsive Home Care, people can leave acute care earlier and remain in their homes and communities longer. The existing strategy, programs and policies are out-of-date, fragmented and under-funded. Home Care must be there for all who need it, now and into the future!
C.A.R.P. Nova Scotia believes that competencies, communications and continuity are at the core of effective Home Care. This Position Paper puts forward our vision for a renewed provincial approach that is well-funded and implemented effectively by the Department of Health and Wellness (DHW), Nova Scotia Health (NSH) and service delivery agencies. We understand that each are already working on improvements, so we offer our analysis and recommendations to further assist this process.

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4 thoughts on “C.A.R.P. NS Continuing Care Position Paper”

  1. Madeleine Daues

    Good Evening

    I thank you very much for this insight and I DO strongly believe in your credo. In fact, my association with
    the Victorian Order of Nurses supercedes and my questions is: has the VON been invited to take part?
    I am curios, as the many programs they have on their roster have helped, and ARE helping, many of my
    compatriots in Nova Scotia.

    Thank you and I wish you many “attendees” to this webinar.
    Sincerely,
    Madeleine Daues

  2. I agree that Home Care in all provinces/territories needs to be inclusive of all people and responsive to the needs of the people as Home Care varies throughout Canada.
    My suggestion is to look to alternatives such as the Buurtzorg Neighbourhood Care (BNC) that exists in 25 + partnerships on the world now and the BNCs are more cost effective and consistent in their care delivery methodology and organizational style which focuses on the clients and less on multilayered oversight managers.
    Clients are more satisfied and prefer this type of care in the community.
    The savings in BNCs can be used to provide additional or expand services/programs to maintain people in their homes. Added value services include fir seniors Geriatric Teams with physiotherapist, occupational therapy, nutrition, pharmacy for de-prescribing and palliative care. Social care services including home making, personal care, socialization, meal preparation and transportation to appointments are all much needed services that need to be person-cantered and not task driven.
    Current research on BNC in South East UK is very positive from the client and nurses in the program; it is taking a bit of time for some physicians to accept the autonomy that nurses have in the BNC program but that often comes with time to accept changes.

  3. david richard hayman

    Good afternoon: I am a member, of what, I’m not sure yet. In a e-mail from Human Rights Web HRWEB, reads ” I am sorry but I am unable to suggest another agency or department as the list that you have contacted is quite exhaustive. I wish you well”. That’s it for my Human Rights Office. I’ve been at this for going on six years. I would like to speak with someone with the clout you write about in the next section of this letter. I, like Donald Fraser, am a Vet (Army) of 20 years +, also have disabilities, spinal fusion, and total knee replacement surgery, and I talk with only one vocal cord, due to a vehicle accident in Germany (NATO). I will be 84 in August 2021. Retiring in 1973, beginning as a Soldier Apprentice (boy soldier), Started my second career in 74 at S.A.I.T. Calgary. Twenty six years later I received my Electrical Masters Certification from N.A.I.T. shortly after I retired. This treatment I’m receiving from this Pit Boss of a landlord is not right.

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