Ad­min­is­tra­tors up­set by move to end nurs­ing home de­posits

Cape Breton Post - - FRONT PAGE -

YAR­MOUTH (CP) — A move by the Nova Sco­tia gov­ern­ment to elim­i­nate se­cu­rity de­posits at nurs­ing homes and res­i­den­tial care fa­cil­i­ties is not sit­ting well with some ad­min­is­tra­tors.

Health Min­is­ter Mau­reen MacDon­ald says the prov­ince is chang­ing reg­u­la­tions to get rid of the de­posits charged to se­niors and their fam­i­lies at fa­cil­i­ties li­censed by the gov­ern­ment.

The ad­min­is­tra­tor of a home for spe­cial care in Ar­gyle, Bertha Bran­nen, says the man­ner in which MacDon­ald com­mu­ni­cated the change in leg­is­la­tion is dis­turb­ing.

Bran­nen says the min­is­ter was “insin­u­at­ing some­what that the nurs­ing homes are ex­ploit­ing se­niors by tak­ing the se­cu­rity de­posit.”

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