LONG TERM CARE day
Change is happening. Years of advocacy from our sector is translating into action and a strengthened collective will. Awareness of the issues facing long term care in Nova Scotia has never been more heightened. Historic investments in resources that reflect the specialty skills and support needed to deliver quality care are materializing and financial commitments to recruit staff, replace aging infrastructure and modernize nursing homes in Nova Scotia have brought a sense of optimism that didn’t seem possible a year ago.
Heaven knows our sector needed a lift! It is the beginning of transformative change after decades of underfunding and lack of investments. While this positive movement is most welcome, we must acknowledge the continued impact that the delta and omicron variants have had on our elders, families, and workforce. This insidious virus has made it difficult to balance the implementation of these much-needed investments with the reality of our exhausted staff and drained leaders. In the face of public health directives, Covid outbreaks, visitation restrictions and staff absences, our leaders have navigated their teams through the toughest 26 months of their careers. They have demonstrated incredible strength, compassion, ingenuity, and vigilance to ensure the best care possible is delivered to those they have the privilege to serve.
The second Tuesday of June is #LTC Proud Day in Nova Scotia. A day that celebrates the meaningful relationships, moments of joy and love delivered by staff every day in nursing homes throughout this province.
We are #LTCProud!
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ORDER YOUR LTC DAY T-SHIRTS
We are taking T-shirt orders in preparation for LTC Day on June 8th. These iconic black shirts with our signature red heart are a great staff orientation and recognition gift too. With supply chain challenges, we need to place our order by March 15th. The price point will depend upon the total volume of T-shirts ordered by members, but it appears to be close to last year’s pricing. We require a minimum of 20 shirts per order.