"There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things."

~ Niccolo Machiavelli, historian and writer

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Inventory of Legislation, Policies and Guidelines for Long-term Care

You might recall that I was quite excited to find that the Nova Scotia Department of Community Services had posted various of the policies under the Services for Persons with Disabilities on their website.

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 Care
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.
For 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.

It's good to see them take a few baby steps in this direction.

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