Home Care Ontario | Mar 19, 2018
Home Care Ontario, the voice of home care in OntarioTM, is applauding the Liberal government’s commitment in the Speech from the Throne to invest in more home care to provide more services for seniors choosing to stay at home, and to provide financial relief for families who are caring for aging loved ones. Read the Press Release.
“The Liberal government’s commitment to more home care in the Speech from the Throne is great news for all Ontarians. This commitment means more care for Ontarians who wish to stay in their home longer, reduced hospital wait times and hallway medicine, and less strain on family caregivers,” said Sue VanderBent, CEO, Home Care Ontario. “Since January, thousands of Ontarians have joined us in calling on the government to invest in more home care and we applaud the Liberal government for answering that call in the Speech from the Throne.”
Ontario’s home care system delivers 39 million hours of care annually to 750,000 patients. This care is crucial to supporting people to remain in their homes as they age, along with maintaining their independence. Home Care Ontario launched a campaign More Home Care for Me and You to draw attention to the need for additional home care funding to support Ontario’s increasingly complex and aging patient population.
“The benefits of home care delivered by professional nurses, therapists, and personal support workers are well established, and means a stronger health care system,“ concluded VanderBent. “On behalf of Ontario patients, Home Care Ontario thanks the government for their commitment to investing in more home care.”