FORD CONSERVATIVES PROMISE TO INVEST $1B MORE TOWARD HOME CARE
Apr 25, 2022
By Bob Komsic
The Ford government vows to put $1-billion more over three years to further expand home care.
”This funding will expand services while recruiting and retaining more home care workers,” Health Minister Christine Elliott points out.
This is in addition to the $548.5-million over three years to expand home care that was announced in the government’s 2021 Fall economic statement.
Nearly 700,000 families rely on home care every year in the province.
Elliott says the newly announced funding will prevent unnecessary hospital and long-term care admissions and shorten hospital stays.
”This significant investment will ensure Ontarians can receive the care they need in the comfort of their own homes and alleviate unnecessary pressure on our hospitals.”
The Ontario Hospital Association says as of mid-January, there were a record 5,8000 alternate level-of-care patients in hospitals who could be cared for in a different setting like home care or long-term care.