Seniors in Queens deserve a government who will support them to age with dignity, says PC candidate Kim Masland.
Over the past four years, Masland has advocated for better care for seniors - including much-needed upgrades to several long-term care homes in her communities.
“Our seniors have contributed to our communities their entire lives and they deserve the respect and the dignity of comfortable, well-funded long-term care homes,” says Malsand. “The PC Party is committed to making the necessary investments to provide dignity for our seniors.”
Tim Houston’s PC Party recognizes the investment that is needed to allow our seniors to age with dignity. The PC Solutions platform commits to building at least 2,500 new, single-bed long-term care rooms and hiring an additional 2,000 staff to increase the level of care in each home.
The Queens Manor and Hillsview Acres are on the list of homes slated for renovations or replacements. The PCs are committed to ensuring the timely completion of these projects.
The PCs have also committed to a $500 grant to help support seniors to remain in their own home.
“Our Party first put out our long-term care strategy more than a year before the election, because these commitments are not merely political promises; they are personal,” says Masland.
The Liberal government has promised to replace Hillsview Acres since 2013. This is a promise that dates back three Liberal Health Ministers and two Liberal premiers.
Meanwhile, Iain Rankin has cautioned against “overbuilding” long-term care rooms, a statement that is reflected in his plan that fails to build new beds for the 1,292 seniors waiting for a room in long-term care. This number is expected to grow as the population continues to age.
Kim Masland has a tireless record of advocacy for renovations and replacement for Queens Manor and Hillsview Acres including many letters, speeches in the Legislature and questions to ministers.