REGINA – The Opposition NDP has introduced a private member’s bill in the Saskatchewan legislature that the party says would establish minimum care standards for seniors homes.
NDP health critic Danielle Chartier says every resident in a care home deserves regular meals, regular baths and a minimum amount of one-on-one care.
Health Minister Dustin Duncan says he’s looking at the bill, but adds that special care homes already have guidelines.
He says there’s more focus on the quality of care, rather than time of care for each resident.
The Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan released a report last May that said steps should be taken to ensure civil rights are recognized in long-term care.
Its recommendations included a bill of rights for each long-term care home and legislation to set out a minimum standard that must be included.