Rob McCann speaks on Senior Citizen's Policy
"Our electorate has the oldest average age in New Zealand, so the release of Labour's Senior Citizen's Policy is of significant interest to many within the electorate," says Rob McCann, Labour Candidate for the Otaki Electorate.
"As we are all going to get older, how we care for our elderly affects every single one of us.
The working group will also be tasked with advising on an agreed timeframe and funding to implement:
o A continuum of care model that puts the older person at the centre of an individualised plan, starting from ageing in place at home to hospital, respite and palliative care
o Agreed staffing levels for safe residential care, dementia care and home and community care
o Consistent provision of elder abuse and neglect prevention services across the country
"We must also ensure our senior citizens are looked after. After all, they worked all their lives to help build up many of the assets that this government has now sold.
"National has put its head in the sand regarding the affordability of Superannuation:
"Labour has been listening to the needs of our senior citizens and the aged care sector. We will ensure that the system is fair and works," says Mr McCann.
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