Funding to support senior home care and expand community healthcare services
Posted Nov. 25, 2.20pm: The Ontario government is providing approximately $9.2 million to support home care for seniors and to expand community health care services, including mental health supports, in the North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).
A press release today from the Ontario Ministry of Rural Affairs promises the funding will give senior and residents in North Simcoe and Muskoka improved access to home care and community supports to help them live independently and at home longer.
The investment is also designed to support programs that reduce what the province considers unnecessary emergency room and hospital re-admissions. Such programs include:
- an integrated Regional Seniors Health Program
- Telehomecare, to help monitor things like vital signs and blood sugar
- enhanced personal support services in the home
“This investment will support many valuable programs in North Simcoe Muskoka,” says Jill Tettman, CEO, North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN, “programs that will provide the care our seniors need to help them live independently in their communities and in their homes.”
Improving access to home care and community supports is a key priority of Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care.