Home care or homes? Published Wednesday October 12th, 2011

The author of the report, Cecile Cassista of Moncton, says it's an option that's more popular with seniors and weighs lighter on government purse strings.

"Seniors want to live at home as long as they can and they deserve to have quality care," Cassista said on Tuesday, the eve of a big convention held by the Congress of Union Retirees of Canada, which sponsored her study. "We can't just have a piecemeal approach. It's very important that they get respect and dignity and quality care. The same issues of quality care affecting patients in nursing homes and special care homes exist for people in their own homes.