And now I am just as pleased and surprised to find that the Department of Health has followed their lead.
Inventory of Legislation, Policies, Guidelines for Long-term CareFor some of us whose children are older, we wonder what will happen when we're gone. For others, it might be our own parents who give us cause for concern. Whatever the situation, the government needs to move towards more openness and accountability with its programs and services. Or, should I say, our programs and services. After all, it's us, as taxpayers, who are funding them.
The following legislation, policies and guidelines are standards in the long-term care sector. The Department of Health, Continuing Care Division supports owners and operators of long-term care facilities by creating policies and monitoring standards in the sector to ensure that there is a consistent quality of care provided to long-term care residents. Owners, operators and staff of long-term care facilities must be in compliance with the following legislation, policies and standards.
It's good to see them take a few baby steps in this direction.