Nursing homes cost about $5400 per month per bed (hospitals between $17,000 and $37,000 per month per bed!). IDEA: Provide funding to help seniors live with loved ones instead of in nursing homes / hospitals. Give a monthly fee to the caregiver household, provide home care check-ups, and give the option to go to a day program (in existing schools?) and our seniors could live happily with loved ones – all for less money.
This idea has been raised to me by many constituents, and was one of my questions / suggestions to the Minister of Health & Wellness at the Standing Committee on Health & Wellness earlier this month. Based on the discussion with experts at the meeting, the idea is very feasible. Listen to all my questions in the video below.
View the full transcript of the meeting at this link:
Listen to the full audio of the meeting here: