Re: "How to make the care-home transition work," Nov. 16.
Kudos to S.E. Taylor for her wise and honest article.
I am on the board of Luther Care Society, which provides residential, assisted-living and complex-care services to seniors in Greater Victoria. The staff encounter all of the situations and issues identified by Taylor. And I think this is generally true through the Vancouver Island Health Authority. They respond with professionalism and compassion in serving residents and their families.
Entering a seniors facility is a scary and awkward time for seniors and their family members. There is an ever-growing need for safe and respectful seniors' services.
As a community, we would do well to acknowledge that need, plan for the future and support the caregivers who work in care-home facilities.
President, Luther Court Society Victoria
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