Warehouse for dying: call for overhaul of long-term care homes, Report

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Warehouse for dying: call for overhaul of long-term care homes, Report
Warehouse for dying: call for overhaul of long-term care homes, Report

Nova Scotia’s physically disabled say long-term care homes in the province are only meeting their basic needs and are calling on the government to overhaul the system. Jeremy Keefe reports.

A panel of disability advocates spoke to a crowd of more than 100 people on Thursday night, outlining their concerns over the lack of options related to dedicated housing for people with physical disabilities.

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They’re calling on the government to step up and provide funding that would ensure that the living situations of people with physical disabilities are not just meeting the minimum standards.

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Instead, these advocates are asking to be given a high quality of everyday life.

“We do need 24-hour care but we also want to live a normal life,” explained Joanne Larade, 47, who has been in long-term care for six years.

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