We wanted change so we voted in a Progressive Conservative government.
But changing the colour of your tie doesn’t mean much.
You see, I think Premier Doug Ford needs help with math.
In Ontario, there are 1.4 million seniors. If half get home care, that works out to 700,000.
Now our tax dollars fund Local Health Integration Networks, which contract out home care,
My experience in this area is that home-care appointments are booked back-to-back so caregivers must leave one early to get to the next visit,
The contractors are making their schedules to save money rather than giving clients the time required. Ford’s election slogan was: “For The People.” One of the his first acts was to reduce the size of Toronto city council to save $25 million. But what about the millions of dollars a day home-care contractors are getting for care that is not given correctly.
Governments must do better managing our money while providing care to people who need help.