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Minister of Health, Fred Horne has announced a change in the
government’s approach to senior’s housing and care.
He is quoted as saying, a concept, “aging in place”, was developed
by Premier Alison Redford during the leadership campaign.
He is further quoted as saying: “What we mean by “aging in place” is
really designing a facility that allows us to fund and support the needs
of seniors as they change over time
Those of us, who for years have been monitoring senior care initiatives
have heard all this before.
The concept of aging in place was first widely discussed in 2004.
Then the much publicized initiative of 2008, “CONTINUING CARE STRATEGY –
AGING IN THE RIGHT PLACE”, was presented, allegedly in consultation with Albertans.
We respectfully submit that the proposed change is essentially the
same old meal deal, served on a newer platter.