Serving Residential and Community Care Homes for the Elderly in Manitoba

Advocacy

MARCHE’s purpose is to provide influence, advocacy and collective representation for its members. In so doing, MARCHE will serve as a vehicle to develop plans and strategies to achieve the following objectives:

COVID-19 brings to light systemic problems long-term care facilities have been facing for years

MARCHE issued a press release on July 13, 2020 highlighting that personal care homes in Manitoba have been chronically underfunded for years and resident care is suffering as a result. This triggered many reactions from the public. Several articles are shown below. To read the press release, click here:

http://marchemb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/MARCHE-NEWS-RELEASE_July-13_20-3.pdf

An Op-Ed also written was distributed to several newspapers, to read it click on the following link:

http://marchemb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Op-ed-July-18-1.pdf

The following links are letters written by the press and the general public, as well as interviews that took place in reaction to MARCHE’s advocacy for seniors and its personal care home funding crisis.

06 Aug 2020 Care homes suffer from stagnant funding – Winnipeg Free Press

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/special/coronavirus/care-homes-suffer-from-stagnant-funding-572020972.html

29 Jul 2020 Les personnes âgées doivent devenir une priorité – La Liberté

24 Jul 2020 Fort Gary Folks Need more Support – Wpg Free Press

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/souwester/forum/Fort-Garry-folks-need-more-support-571890331.html

24 Jul 2020 – Neepawa Banner and Press

23 Jul 2020 – Care Homes ask for more support – Winkler Morden Voice

http://marchemb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Winkler-Morden-Voice-_23-July-2020.pdf

22 Jul 2020 Simkin Centre – and all other personal care homes in Manitoba facing unprecedented pressures due to COVID-19 – Jewish Post & News

http://marchemb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/July-22-2020-1-16_Jewis-Post-4.pdf

22 Jul 2020 COVID-19 has taught us Seniors Need to be a Priority

http://marchemb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/22-Jul-2020-Brandon-Sun_COVID-19-has-taught-us-Seniors-need-to-be-a-priority-3.pdf

18 Jul 2020 Non profit care homes call for funding increase – Brandon Sun

https://www.brandonsun.com/local/non-profit-care-homes-call-for-funding-increase-571797852.html

16 Jul 2020 Non profit nursing homes call for funding increase – Carillon News

15 Jul 2020 Isolating Older Adults Comes at High Cost
Pembina Valley Online

https://www.pembinavalleyonline.com/local/isolating-older-adults-comes-at-high-cost-we-get-so-lonesome-so-frustrated

14 Jul 2020 Financement des centres de soins personnels à but non lucratif au Manitoba – Radio-Canada

http://www.radio-canada.ca/util/postier/suggerer-go.asp?nID=4539146

14 Jul 2020 Media Interview with George Currie – CJOB

http://marchemb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/CJOB-Interview-C-Gagné_G-Ledoux-1.mp3

14 Jul 2020 Families face limits to care home access – Winnipeg Free Press

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/special/coronavirus/families-face-limits-to-care-home-access-571754362.html#have-your-say

13 Jul 2020 Nursing Homes Asking for Help – Winnipeg CTV News

https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1994629

Report on the Financial Sustainability of the Non-Profit Personal Care Home Sector

The non-profit Personal Care Home (PCH) sector in Manitoba is well
positioned to address existing and future demand for long-term seniors’
care. However, past funding deficits and increased budget pressures
threaten to undermine the sector’s financial sustainability. As a result, MARCHE took the time to develop a report that provides a background on financial pressures, current challenges, and recommendations for the future. Please click on the following link to read the report:

http://marchemb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/MARCHE-Report-FINAL-without_printers_marks.pdf