Seniors care homes should remain private

There is no way that the B.C. government could afford the suggestion made by Donna.

Seniors care homes should remain private

Donna stated that private group care homes should be a part of our public health care system.

Easier said than done.

If the government was to take over all private heatlh care locations, then the government would have to sign lease agreements for these group home locations. Also the agovernment would have to absorb all of the operating costs. Another added expense for B.C. taxpayers to pay in form of taxes.

All private health care employees would now become new employees on the B.C. health care payroll list.

Mega millions more in expense for the B.C. taxpayers to pay in form of taxes.

The only way the above scenario can come to reality is that these residents would still have to pay their monthly rental amounts as they presently do with the private health care sector group homes. That is 70 per cent of their monthly income, which would now be paid to the B.C. government.

There is no way that the B.C. government could afford the suggestion made by Donna.

In summary, the present private health care homes should stay as is. Just true common sense, financially, for the group home residents, and the government of B.C.

Unbelievable!

Joe Sawchuk

Duncan

Letters

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

New ACT team will help Cowichan residents struggling with mental health issues

The Cowichan Valley ACT team will be one of six new teams being created across the province.

Duncan man at large after massive Alberta drug bust

Eight people are facing 33 charges in what police have dubbed Project Incumbent

Bob Day making another run for mayor of Lake Cowichan

Day has served 10 years as town councillor

Ross Forrest eyes the mayor’s chair in Lake Cowichan again

Forrest served 10 years as mayor before losing the last election

Prescribed burn for the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve

Between Sept. 27 and Oct. 9, if and when site and weather conditions become favourable.

B.C. records 98 more COVID-19 cases, most in Lower Mainland

One new senior home outbreak, Surrey Memorial outbreak over

Vancouver Island Tour de Rock riders roll into Parksville Qualicum Beach

Saturday’s schedule includes Port Alberni, Ucluelet and Tofino, followed by Nanaimo on Sunday

PHOTOS: 2nd calf in a month confirmed among Southern Resident killer whale pod

Center for Whale Research said they will eagerly await to observe the calf to evaluate its health

97 distressed horses, cats and dogs seized from farm in Princeton

RCMP assisted as BC SPCA executed search warrant

$250K reward offered as investigation continues into Sea to Sky Gondola vandalism

Police also asking for specific footage of Sea to Sky highway around time of incident

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Trudeau ‘disappointed’ by RCMP treatment of Sikh officers over mask issue

World Sikh Organization of Canada said taking Sikh officers off the front lines constitutes discrimination

Liberals reach deal with NDP on COVID-19 aid bill, likely averting election

NDP and the Liberals have reached an agreement on COVID-19 sick-leave

Money laundering inquiry delayed over of B.C. election: commissioner

Austin Cullen says the hearings will start again on Oct. 26

Most Read