Seniors association calls for more resources for home care services

SENIORS

The Francophone Seniors Association of New Brunswick is calling on the provincial government to commit more resources towards home care services.

That includes, among other things, improving working conditions for those employed in the seniors care field.

Association president Solange Hache says seniors want to stay in their homes as long as possible and for that to happen works need adequate working conditions and wages.

The group is also hoping the province follows up on its commitment to reassess the level of French-language services in home care.

It also plans to pressure the province to adopt a "Seniors' Charter of Rights" aimed at protecting seniors.

Their protection is currently the responsibility of the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate, a department Hache says lacks resources and is already struggling to respond to concerns relating to youth.

(with files from the Acadie-Nouvelle)