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Oh for sure. I agree with your premise.
But my parents never had to worry about LTC for their parents. The men died young in their 50s mostly. The women in their 80s but always had family looking after them.
My (our) generation is looking at now dealing with a broken system and doesn’t have the same family support network that existed back then.
There are creative ways to help though and I hope they get looked into. Tax credits, leave options and training for family members etc etc. Some of it would be easy to implement.
Why do the elderly have to go into an LTC ? Why aren't people taking their parents in ?
Life expectancy for men hasn't been 50 since sometime before 1920.
I am not sure we can fix the system. We might be best to go to a hybrid public/private model or weather the storm until Boomers impact is no more.
As for VAC advising a PTSD afflicted VET to think about MAID, that individual should be fired; and the organization investigated to ensure this isn't pervasive throughout. But I don't think you can blame the government for this.