Presentation on theme: "Common Sense Solution: Seniors Task Force of Public Interest Alberta."— Presentation transcript:
Common Sense Solution: Seniors Task Force of Public Interest Alberta
Five Point program Effective, affordable and reliable Home Care. Improving standards and quality of facility care. (Nursing Home Act) Increase number of Publicly funded and operated LTC beds. Meaningful Patient/Family Councils in all care facilities. An Independent Seniors Advocate as an officer of the Legislature.
News conference in a parking lot under a our billboard with the Raging Grannies ‘parked ‘ in beds.
Constituency Action Teams (CATs) Teams of five or six constituents who agree to meet two or three times each year with their MLA. Based on briefing notes, they are armed with questions and background information on critical issues in seniors care. They are also provided with responses to the ‘pat’ answers that MLAs are trained to give.
Educating the public Our response to the corporate delivery of Home Care was a Position Paper on Homecare. Our response to the proposed elimination of Alberta’s Seniors Drug Plan was a Position Paper on Pharmacare.