Staffing is so low in some B.C. care homes that seniors can't shower or go to the toilet when they want - BCGEU

The NDP's first budget has earmarked more than half a billion dollars to try to improve the living conditions of seniors in care homes, where staffing levels are often not high enough to provide these vulnerable citizens with dignified care.

So what difference would 22 minutes of extra care really make in the day of a senior living in one of B.C.'s care homes? 

It might mean showering more than once a week. Or going to the toilet when they want. Or receiving more help at mealtimes.