The elderly and people with disabilities often face a financial burden because of care workers’ lack of training and experience.
Here are five things you should know about the problem.
The cost of care is rising The cost to care for someone with dementia in Ontario is expected to increase by $14.2 billion this year, according to the Ontario Human Rights Commission.
That’s a 15 per cent increase over 2015.
For the average Ontario resident with a $200,000 deductible, that will mean an extra $9,700, according the Ontario government.
But the cost to pay the bill increases with each year of service.
As more people with dementia get older, they’ll have less money to cover care costs, making it more difficult to pay.
There are no specific measures to pay people with the condition Ontario has introduced a “sick leave” scheme for people with care workers.
Instead, the province has set up a “living wage” for caregivers who work for companies that are “providing essential services” to their clients.
The plan will take effect on July 1, 2018.
If you are a care worker, you can apply for the scheme by visiting a pay portal and submitting a “payment plan.”
The province will not pay for the cost of paying a disability benefits claim Ontario will not provide the full amount of disability benefits to people with chronic health conditions that result in long-term disability, like dementia, the provincial government said.
The provincial government is taking steps to make this more transparent.
Under the provincial Disability Insurance Plan, the government pays for up to $1,200 for people to pay a disability claim in the event of a disability and up to half that amount if the claim is settled by a court.
This was previously a government decision, but was changed in 2016 to include a portion of a claimant’s disability benefit that is paid in full in case of a court ruling.
For people with an existing disability, this is a new $200 fee for a claim, and it applies for two years after the claim has been settled.
The government is also introducing a “pay and take” system in 2017 for those with disabilities that result from a catastrophic event, such as a stroke, heart attack or injury.
You won’t get paid when someone leaves the workforce A worker with dementia who has a permanent disability that requires them to work for a company outside their home province will be paid the same salary as a regular person.
This will apply regardless of when the person is leaving.
It is the only time an individual with dementia will be entitled to receive the full $200 disability benefit when they leave the workforce.
Workers may have more financial issues than others But it’s important to note that workers are not the only ones who may face financial problems.
People with dementia are also vulnerable to other issues, including low income, lack of social support, and being under the care of someone who can’t manage their own care, said Karen Keesler, a senior policy adviser at the Ontario Association of Social Workers.
For example, someone with a chronic health condition may have difficulty working because of physical limitations, she said.