Publications, opinions, and speeches

Caledon

Home-care crunch coming

Published on 18/10/2012

This op ed argues that the community care system is drastically underfunded. The supply of services needs to increase in order to meet current and future demand. Improved wages and working conditions must improve to help attract and retain good people. Canada should explore new forms of financing, such as social insurance for long-term care, possible tax-assisted savings plans or a new type of social financing mechanism. All these options require study to determine administrative viability and potential cost.

ISBN – 1-55382-569-1

Summary

This op ed argues that the community care system is drastically underfunded.

Topic(s)

Care and caregiving, Government spending and tax, Income security