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Plan lacks timelines

Meanwhile, people in the industry said the plan will provide some relief for the bed shortage and improve conditions for residents. But it won't meet long-term needs.

Cecile Cassista, executive director of the Coalition for Seniors and Nursing Home Residents' Rights is pleased the plan has finally been announced after an 18-month review.

She said the designs for the new homes look nice, but is saddened that homes in Miramichi and Dalhousie will only be renovated instead of replaced. "These folks up in the north have been betrayed by this government." The plan also lacks definite timelines, said Cassista. And she's nervous that the care of Alzheimer and dementia patients will be left to private special care homes.