A newly released study by the Angus Reid Institute shows that the vast majority (3/4) of Canadians think major change is needed to improve long-term care, but hardly any (1/5) believe it will actually happen.
The study, conducted online in March of this year, polled a randomized sample of approximately 1,500 adults across the country. Other key findings include:
- 55% of Canadians say they would accept a tax increase to fund improvements in LTC
- 4/5 Canadians saying the pandemic fundamentally altered the way they view the industry
- 72% of Canadians say more money should be invested in care at home, and 55% would be willing to pay more taxes to make it happen
It’s not surprising that so many people want to see in long-term care in our country turned on its head. We’re at a pivotal time in Canada’s history and, with a potential federal election looming on the horizon, the time for action is now.
Though the public’s confidence may be low that things will get better, we’ve already made some considerable strides in addressing the issues on behalf of our members.
As Canada’s Seniors’ Advocacy Organization, we’re on the frontlines of policy change, working with government to create national standards of long-term care and create policy change that will ensure the devastation of the past year doesn’t happen again.