Soon investments in home care and assistance

Bientôt des investissements dans l’aide à domicile

The government of the Coalition avenir Quebec wants to invest more in services and home care.

Already, in the electoral campaign, François Legault promised to inject $ 800 million over four years in home care. Since the beginning of its mandate, the QAC has invested 380 million, which has helped 3500 people to access these services.

However, the low salary offered to home helps makes the recruitment more difficult. Saturday, TVA Nouvelles met Adelina Chiarella, 95-year-old, who struggled to hire employees to help him 26 hours per week.

The proposed salary – $ 16 per hour – has been referred to by his daughters to explain these difficulties, in addition to Providing canadian emergency (PCU) and the improvement of pay and conditions in the public health network.

The minister of Health, Danielle McCann, promises to raise the wages of home care workers. “Last year, we gave 5%. This year, we are going to arrive with a 12%. It has been delayed due to the pandemic, but it is imperative that we give the means. We will make an announcement eventually.”

The minister also hopes to encourage candidates who were not selected for the training program of the 10 000 beneficiary attendants to become home help.

In Quebec, nearly 370,000 people have recourse to care in the home. Of this number, more than 14,000 use the cheque emploi-service. In total, 30,000 people are on the waiting list.

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