Friday, 25 May 2012

Ontario Seniors Care Strategy

The McGuinty Government is moving forward with a seniors care strategy which will enable older adults to live healthy and longer at home.  The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care posted a news release yesterday, entitled 'Ontario Helping More Seniors Live At Home Longer',  which outlined the new strategy:
  • Expansion of doctor’s house calls
  • Increase in access to home care for seniors in need
  • Establishing care co-ordinators to work with health care providers so seniors receive the right care, particularly as they recover from a hospital stay
  • Allowing seniors to adapt their home to meet their needs as they age with the assistance of the Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit
  • Helping seniors stay healthy by eating well and exercising regularly so they can manage their own care and stay mobile (Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, 2012, Para. 2)

As stated in the article:

The Seniors Care Strategy will help our seniors get the right care, at the right time and in the right place – which for many seniors is at home, where they want to be. Ontario will benefit greatly from Dr. Sinha’s advice on how to develop and implement this strategy. (Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care)

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