A study conducted in British Columbia that less than five per cent of women and 11 per cent of men over the age of 65 had the income required to live in a for-profit long-term care facility. Yet for-profit facilities are increasing much more quickly than public facilities. In Canada 35 per cent of long term care beds are now provided in private facilities.
We need to stop letting large companies make a profit at the expense of our seniors and chronic care patients! The solution lies in providing more public, not-for-profit long-term care facility beds.