If Mom can't afford a wheelchair, should she just stay in bed?
Vancouver (18 June 2013) – Imagine if you or your loved one were living in a care facility and were unable to get out of your room and go down the hall to the dining room because you can't afford to buy or rent a wheelchair.
Seniors being forced to cover costs for wheelchairs
Fraser and Vancouver Coastal Health Authorities want to bill seniors a monthly fee to use wheelchairs in our public residential care homes – and at least one region plans to ultimately make seniors buy or rent their own wheelchair at a much higher rate.
This is no way to treat our elders.
Speak out against these plans
The B.C. Health Coalition is speaking out, and you can help. We need a huge public outcry now to stop these plans before they go into effect on September 1.
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