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There’s a human resources crisis in seniors care

By Daniel Fontaine       

Health professionals are not only caring for seniors at a later age in life, but they are caring for individuals with multiple and complex medical conditions. Without urgent attention, there will not be a health-care professional there to support a senior in need.

Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, pictured at a scrum in the House foyer. Expecting that those working in our health-care system can appropriately care for our seniors based on the existing system and support structure is not feasible, writes the chair of the Canadian Association for Long Term Care. The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade

As we celebrated Labour Day a couple weeks ago, we paused and reflected on the significant contribution Canadian workers have and continue to make for our country. It was an opportunity to reflect on what our labour force needs to be successful now and into the future.

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