Nursing Home Staff
REcently Abbey Therapeutics and Retirement Concepts had some kind of difference, which somehow led to the letting go of staff at three care facilities.
It is not generally known that staffing for nursing homes in BC is not based on an equal playing field, even for those receiving funding from the government. Different facilities receive different amounts of money for residents. There is also a different formula for those using contracted services and those using Health Employees Unions services. This means that residents are not getting the same access all over the province.
Combine this with funding going to profits, non profits, and Health Authority owned facilities and what do you get? Well, profits have to come from somewhere. And Health authority facilities have less structure to care for than non connected, non profits. So............... again, residents get the shaft.
For a starter--ALL residences should be funded at the same level for the same services they provide.
Labels: Nursing Homes and Funding