New Brunswick must immediately begin replacing and renovating existing nursing homes, according to critics. New Brunswick must immediately begin replacing and renovating existing nursing homes, according to critics. (CBC)
New Brunswick is confronting a deepening problem over how the province cares for its seniors as it balances the competing demands of an aging population and the deteriorating state of its nursing home infrastructure against its worsening financial outlook.
A seniors' advocate says the condition of existing nursing homes is "alarming," and the scarcity of nursing home spaces is set to become an even larger concern in the future.