The Saskatchewan Ministry of Health wants to know how long-term care is performing across the province so they are once again going to those directly affected.
Last year, the ministry and the various health regions conducted a Resident and Family Experience Survey for the first time asking those who live in special-care homes and their families about the satisfaction they have in those homes and what concerns they have as well.
The results to that survey showed 88 percent of residents and 83 percent of family members were generally satisfied with their long-care homes.
In addition to the surveys, the government says officials from the new Saskatchewan Health Authority will continue to visit long-term care facilities across the province and report back results.
In a release, health minister Jim Reiter says they have learned a lot since the CEO tours started in 2013 as it has helped make improvements.
The results of the tour have been made public.
The opposition NDP says those results show staffing is an issue at just about every home and that is because of SaskParty cuts resulting in existing staff having to do too much.
In a release, NDP health critic Danielle Chartier says the Saskatchewan Party forces seniors to pay more, but get less which isn’t fair