The not-too-distant-future

As a senior, while well at this time, I can expect to use health care services in the not-too-distant-future and want to see that care can be provided in the right place at the right time. My husband died from Parkinson’s disease last year. We had private caregivers to keep him at home for five years (at a tremendous cost) but the hours offered by the access centre were inadequate and would have been detrimental to my health. I slipped a thoracic disc trying to move him once. The tax credits for these expenses are totally inadequate and should be revisited. When he eventually went into long-term care on an emergency basis, we were fortunate to be given a very good placement. I visited five possible homes, only two of which were modernised — the others should have been pulled down years ago.

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