News 91.9 Radio Interview with Mark Mattison

Mark Mattison’s mother Pauline is an unfortunate example of someone left behind by DSD’s new 3B admission policy. Because of the new DSD policy she was going to be stuck occupying a hospital bed for 1-2 years waiting for a nursing home bed. In 2012 she would have been assessed as needing Level 3B care and would have had access to assistance and been able to move into a 3B facility. As of 2013 simply because she lacks a diagnosis of advanced dementia she no longer has the option of moving into a 3B facility unless she pays privately. DSD is forcing individuals like her to stay in hospital until a nursing home beds becomes available. Both the hospital bed and nursing home bed costing the province significantly more than a 3B facility.

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