Residential long-term care in Canada: our vision for better seniors’ care

To solve the inequities, lack of access and uneven standards of care, CUPE recommends that governments and employers:
  • Extend medicare to residential long-term care, with increased federal funding tied to legislated standards, including Canada Health Act criteria (public administration, universality, comprehensiveness, accessibility, and portability) and conditions (no user fees or extra billing). Quebec should have the right to opt out without penalty.