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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Premier Indicates Senior Care Will Be Tackled Soon

The Premier thinks any future decisions on the care of seniors must be multi-faceted.

The provincial nursing home association suggesting vacancies at special care homes can solve the problem of seniors taking up hospital beds which is overly expensive and not ideal.

Premier David Alward says the government is reviewing the state of care in the province but special care homes have a part to play in caring for seniors.

Alward says the review is to make sure care is affordable in the long-term and he's hinting the government will have something to say in the coming weeks about senior care in the province.