Nursing home drug policy shocks seniors' advocate Published Wednesday September 30th, 2009

Veronica Ratchford says few know financial assistance for medications is availableVeronica

Ratchford said if the policy to help seniors with exorbitant medication costs was always in place, nursing homes were either not aware of it or not sharing the information with residents' families.

But the government department responsible for senior care and housing in the province insists the policy has been in place since 1995 and that all nursing homes in the province are aware of the program.