Unreliable home care: ‘Healthcare’s other dirty secret’

Unreliable home care: 'Healthcare's other dirty secret'
A Brant County woman tending to her husband’s health needs for years says she feels abandoned by the home-care system.

Originally posted by the Brantford Expositor.

When COVID hit almost two years ago, some clients opted not to receive care in their homes and many PSWs moved to higher paying long-term care jobs or took advantage of federal pandemic relief programs.

Miranda Ferrier says that, when COVID hit almost two years ago, some clients opted not to receive care in their homes and many PSWs moved to higher paying long-term care jobs or took advantage of federal pandemic relief programs.

“Here we are two years in and we don’t have all of them coming back. Some prefer to stay in long-term care where there is a $3 (an hour) enhancement and they’re making good money and some felt burned out.”

She says the demand for PSWs is not being met despite training programs being “packed.”

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