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Pat Armstrong – leading researcher is interviewed by David Herle – leading political consultant with, high level questions and grounded in straight forward and nuanced answers.  How do you have both straight forward and nuanced answers on unrecognized and skilled work, taxes and implementation of workplace policy? The podcast is worth your time.

… Our special guest today is Pat Armstrong. Pat is a sociologist and distinguished Research Professor at York University, and a leading expert in eldercare. She, along with an international team, just published the report “Re-imagining Long-term Residential Care in the COVID-19 Crisis.” We’re going to take a deep dive into that issue. How did we get to this horrible place and what has to change from this point forward? …

Go to the podcast here:

 Re-imagining Long-term Residential Care in the COVID-19 Crisis

by: Pat Armstrong, Hugh Armstrong, Jacqueline Choiniere, Ruth Lowndes, and James Struthers

… In the long term, evidence suggests policymakers should more effectively integrate long-term residential care into the the public health care system, through federal legislation similar to the Canada Health Act, in order to develop a universal public long-term care plan that is accessible and adequately funded; stop privatization and promote non-profit ownership; ensure protective equipment is stockpiled for the future; build surge capacity into labour force planning and the physical structure of facilities; and establish and enforce minimum staffing levels and regulations. …

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