B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie in Terrace at the Happy Gang Centre on Oct. 15, 2019. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: For-profit seniors care home funding being mismanaged

Facilities are failing to deliver care hours which taxpayers pay for, says letter writer

To the editor,

Re: B.C. Seniors Advocate at Nanaimo forum calls for more tranparency at care homes, March 5.

As your article points out, Isobel Mackenzie, B.C. Seniors Advocate, advises that privately owned seniors’ care homes in B.C., operated as for-profit, fail to deliver 207,000 care hours which the B.C. Ministry of Health pays for, and so essentially taxpayers pay for. And this happens every year. This is scandalous.

The B.C. Seniors Advocate pointed this out in her report in 2012, eight years ago. Our provincial government is leaking taxpayer dollars like a sieve. Add this to the money-laundering scandal and ICBC overages – this is utterly ridiculous.

Cheryl Williamson, Nanaimo

RELATED: For-profit senior care homes spend less on staff, says advocate


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