Blog | May 16, 2013

seniorsbedThe Tories' changes to the Nursing Home Act will be breaking promises to increase long-term-care nursing beds.With no new beds, seniors care will be that much worse, considering also that the seniors population is increasing.Even more disturbing, 1700 long-term care beds are to be eliminated over the next five years, according to a recent Alberta Health Services (AHS) Capital Submission report.Download the excerpt from the report here.Take action and demand the government holds to their promise to increase long-term care spaces for Alberta's aging population!Join a Senior's Constituency Action Team to challenge MLAs on this issue and other issues that affect seniors.June 3-9th is Seniors' week in Alberta and perfect timing to have your voice heard and push for quality public seniors care.The Constituency Action Teams are presently being formed, so sign up now! The teams consist of of three to five people who are prepared to meet with their MLA to explain the problems facing Alberta seniors and propose solutions.To sign up, please follow the instructions here…Read the Edmonton Journal article, Province has no plans to increase number of long-term care beds for seniors, By Karen Kleiss, Edmonton Journal, MAY 15, 2013.