As our population ages, care needs are becoming increasingly complex.
That’s why nurses support legislation requiring 4.1 direct care hours per resident per day. Increasing direct care hours means improving care for seniors and our most vulnerable, regardless of their income or location.
We all have loved ones that have or will require long-term care services. Nurses want to ensure standards of care are consistent in personal care homes across Manitoba.
Research has proven that legislating 4.1 direct care hours is a critical step towards improving care for long-term care residents.
Last year, Bill 201: The Health Services Insurance Amendment Act, was introduced to the Manitoba legislature, which would have set this standard into law.
However, that bill now needs to be reintroduced to the legislature following the most recent provincial election.
Send a message to your MLA, Health Minister and Premier Pallister to demand the reintroduction of legislation requiring 4.1 direct care hours per resident per day.