The Saskatchewan Ministry of Health is once again asking long-term care residents and their families about the care they are receiving in homes across the province.
The surveys will go along with tours of the home from CEO’s in an initiative that started in 2014.
Brad Havervold said the results of the survey were quite strong.
“I think there’s always an opportunity for improvement,” said Haverhold. “Pleased to see the residents of long term care spoke favourably about their care experience, to the tune of 88% and families 83%. That’s positive.
As it regards to the tours, CEO’s began touring the facilities and doing survey in 2013 and making the results of the surveys public.
Havervold said those surveys and tours were very beneficial.
“Over the years, the tours, there are always opportunities to learn more things,” he said. “To improve the care for individuals in long term care. The tour certainly provided valuable information over the years, as well as the patient and family experience survey that just recently happened.”
NDP health critic Danielle Chartier also commented on the matter.
She says one issue that came up at nearly every home was staffing which is an indicator of SaskParty cuts hurting seniors as existing staff have far too much on their plate.