Home Care – A Vital Component of Care for the 21st Century
CHCA Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance - Pre budget 2012 Consultations
The CHCA believes that by adopting the following recommendations, the federal government will demonstrate sound fiscal policy by alleviating undue financial burden placed on individual Canadians through a strengthened home care sector; and effective social policy by reinforcing their commitment to our public health care system.
- Announce a Caregiver Strategy for Canada
- Target funding to innovation and innovative technologies
- Articulate a set of harmonized principles for a national home care program
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CHCA Provides Policy Direction on Home Care in Federal Election
Having strategies to meet the needs of an aging population is critical for the next federal government. The CHCA has offered each party a primer to inform their policies. The election platforms of the Liberals and NDP specifically include home care. The CHCA believes strategies to support family caregivers in addition to solid home care policies are critical to meeting the needs of our aging population.
Click here to download the 2011 Election Primer
Home Care: Meeting the Needs of An Aging Population
Without additional investment, the home care sector will not be able to meet the needs of our aging population with chronic conditions. This deficit will result in seniors accessing health care in more expensive facility based care or increased visits to hospital emergency departments. The costs of providing health care will rise, the choice and independence of seniors will be limited and the future sustainability of the health care system will be jeopardized.
Click here to download "Home Care the Next Essential Service"