In order to improve the quality of food in nursing homes and long term care facilities, the allowance per resident for food rose from CAD $5.57 to CAD $7. CAD $7is equivalent to about USD $6.57. In Canada, as in the United States, the plight of elders, especially those in nursing homes or long term care facilities, is a tragically overlooked problem. Although Canada and the United States are both making efforts to advocate and support the elderly community, there is still much to be done. Particularly because the population is aging at a rate like never before. In Canada, for instance, although the allowance for nursing home residents has risen to CAD $7, prisoners are allocated CAD $11.43. While Canada seems to be making progress, neglect of the elderly population clearly does not just occur in nursing homes, but in public policy as well.
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