Issue #6: Sensory Health

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Issue #6: Sensory Heath

Seniors’ sensory health requires expanded prioritization. Further investment and coverage to increase treatment options and reduce wait times are urgently needed. Investment is also specifically required in the area of sensory restorative health.

Recommendation #14: Eyesight

Increase funding and patient choice for cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and other eye-related healthcare needs.

Recommendation #15: Hearing

Invest in hearing health and provide hearing device grants or subsidies.

Recommendation #16: Oral

Provide affordable and accessible dental care for all seniors, including hygiene and restorative work.

Recommendation #17: Touch

Prioritize research, funding, and treatment options around tremors, post-stroke sensory loss, spasticity, and arthritis.

Recommendation #18: Feet

Include foot care health in provincial healthcare coverage and provide podiatry services. Include foot care as part of covered care at home, including in retirement and long-term care homes.

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