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Ombud investigates after veteran forced out of hospital with nowhere to go
The New Brunswick ombud is investigating the case of a 67-year-old war veteran from Moncton who was sent packing by the Georges-L.-Dumont Hospital on Friday with nowhere to go. Robert King, who is legally blind and paralyzed from the waist down, spent several hours on the sidewalk outside the hospital.
'A lack of respect, dignity': Nursing home residents' relatives upset over toilet paper rationing
Family members are outraged over a letter telling residents of Manoir Notre-Dame nursing home in Moncton, N.B., to ration their toilet paper and buy their own tissues. "I think it really shows a lack of respect, dignity and compassion," said Dianne Leger, whose 88-year-old mother has been living at Manoir Notre-Dame for five years.
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Province of Manitoba | News Releases | Province Announces Request for Proposals for Social Impact Bonds
The Manitoba government has taken a major step to launch its first social impact bond (SIB) by posting a request for proposals for a consultant to help create an innovative, made-in-Manitoba approach to fund social programs, Families Minister Scott Fielding announced today.
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We're facing a wave of seniors living in poverty - and we're not ready
As the new Liberal government prepares to table its first budget, the twin challenges of ensuring adequate retirement security and reducing seniors' poverty are coming into sharper focus. A report published Tuesday by the Broadbent Institute provides new data on seniors' income and retirement savings.
We need to talk about poverty and health | Toronto Star
With a federal election on the horizon, we're starting to see policy topics creeping, as they so rarely do, into the headlines: the economy, energy prices, jobs, even climate change. But what seems surprisingly absent from the political conversation so far is any discussion of an issue that is traditionally top-of-mind for Canadians: our health, and how we can improve it.
How One Community Helped Residents Age in Place
Live in your own home, on your own terms, in your own community. That's what most people imagine their later years will be like, says Paul Nikolaidis. But not all homes or communities are designed to support that goal.
As my friend, Jeff pointed out a big problem many times when one is building a traditional Bricks Mortar building they are serious cost overruns. In many cases, it can run in the millions of dollars.
Prefab living spaces in many cases when they say it cost X it cost X. Many of these prefab companies also have plumbers and electricians on staff as well.
Instead, of NB Housing having to build a new apartment building it might make more sense economically to have a Prefab Trailer Park
In many cases it just takes a day to put one of these units into place. One can build new unites as you need them.
It would be interesting to measure the metrics of a Bricks & Mortar apartment unit vs. a Prefab Trailer Park model.
An example of Prefab Housing Company here in Atlantic
East Coast Modern designs, builds, and markets prefabricated modern buildings on Canada's East coast.