WHEREAS long term care facilities in most provinces and territories are a mixture of public and privately owned facilities;
WHEREAS the quality standards of such facilities vary widely from one province and territory to another;
WHEREAS the costs of long term care also vary widely from one province and territory to another;
WHEREAS most provinces and territories provide some measure of assistance to seniors and others who cannot afford the costs of long term care from their own resources;
WHEREAS the terms under which such assistance is provided varies from one province or territory to another;
BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada urge a Liberal Government to undertake negotiations with the provinces and territories with the goal of bringing long term care into the Canada Health Act, establishing national standards for the facilities, quality and practice of long term care and encouraging provinces and territories to conduct accreditation on the basis of such standards.
Senior Liberals’ Commission