Publications, opinions, and speeches
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.