COVID-19 deaths in long-term care reveal need for home supports: advocates

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The devastating toll of COVID-19 on long-term care residents in Canada has underscored the need for increased public funding for home care, advocates say.

Most seniors want to stay at home for as long as possible, and their families want to support them to do so, but the cost and limited availability of home care forces many to “give up” and place their loved ones in long-term care, said Sue VanderBent, CEO of Home Care Ontario.

https://toronto.citynews.ca/2021/01/23/covid-19-deaths-in-long-term-care-reveal-need-for-home-supports-advocates/

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