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.
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.
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.