Help for Hospital bed woes Published Wednesday August 31st, 2011

Health: Special-care association offers placement option for frail seniors now occupying acute-care beds

Cecile Cassista, executive director of the Coalition for Seniors and Nursing Home Residents' Rights, agreed that special-care homes should play a bigger role in the care of the elderly.

The backlog of people trying to get into a nursing home in New Brunswick is steadily rising, she said, citing figures that showed in April, the wait list was 700 people, in May, 726 and in June, 744.