FREDERICTON (GNB) – New Brunswickers are being asked to share their views on senior care services by participating in an online survey.

The survey contains 14 questions and can be completed in about 10 minutes. It will be available until Oct. 3.

The survey is intended to help the Department of Social Development continue transforming New Brunswick’s senior care system. The main objective is to meet the needs of the province’s growing and aging population by gathering input from New Brunswickers, particularly seniors and their families.

Social Development oversees nursing homes, adult residential facilities and home support for seniors and people with disabilities. These programs and facilities provide services to about 22,000 New Brunswickers with a provincial budget of over $860 million annually.

The department will be working with other government departments to ensure integration of senior care services. The aim is to strengthen the full continuum of care and make services more accessible by building on past work, such as the Aging in Place framework and recommendations from the Council on Aging.