November 21, 2018 Sandy Shaw, MPP for Hamilton-West - Ancaster - Dundas dedicated members statement to Homecare and seniors care in her riding saying:
"I rise today to share an issue that is critical for many of my constituents in my riding of Hamilton West–Ancaster–Dundas, and that is home care.
I receive daily emails and phone calls from constituents sharing their many serious concerns regarding the care of their loved ones at home. Far too many patients are being neglected and left with insufficient care.
Caregiving for our loved ones can be physically and mentally overwhelming. Unfortunately, it can also be a significant financial burden. One constituent paid over $4,000 in just 10 days, out of their own pocket, to an outside agency just to ensure that their father was able to receive the care that he was assessed for.
Another constituent writes of their mother’s care, recording over 20 missed visits, 20 communication issues and over 21 different PSWs, all within the last five months of their mother’s life.
The last Conservative government made deep cuts to health care and front-line service, and in 15 years, the Liberals did very little to make it better.
This government’s recent announcement of $3.2 billion in cuts will do nothing to help our seniors and will only make a clearly strained and underfunded system much worse.
Our parents and our grandparents deserve a government that protects their safety, their health, and their dignity."