Reunite Nova Scotian Families in Long Term Care
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We are now fighting for the basic human rights of our family members of all ages who have been isolated from their loved ones for almost six months.
We are petitioning the Nova Scotia Government to provide daily access for at least two designated family caregivers to residents in Long Term Care. Family caregivers are more than visitors, they are partners in care . They can “support feeding, mobility, personal hygiene, cognitive stimulation, meaningful connection, relational continuity, and assistance in decision-making (National Institute on Ageing, 2020, p. 5*).”
Designated family caregivers, supported by funding from the NS Government, should be trained in the same screening, testing and infection-control safety precautions as staff. Their training will ensure there is no increased risk of COVID-19 to LTC residents.
Our loved ones are giving up. Many LTC residents have experienced severe and potentially irreversible functional, cognitive, and mental health deterioration. They are depressed and lonely. Some are losing their will to live because they have been deprived of the very things that make life worth living – the loving presence of family members who are vital caregivers. We are wondering will we ever have quality time with our loved ones again?
Government of Nova Scotia - Please see us, hear us, and include us in decision-making for Long Term Care residents.
We are demanding a sustainable plan, one that is both safe AND compassionate - NOW, before it is too late.
FAMILIES IN DESPAIR
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