Ontario Invests $155 Million More This Year for Home and Community Care
September 11, 2019
Oakville North-Burlington – MPP Effie Triantafilopoulos announced today that Health Minister Christine Elliott and the Ontario Government are investing an additional $155 million this year to expand home and community care services. This investment will help more seniors stay in their own homes with assistance, and help end hallway health care.
By investing in more frontline patient care, the province can provide:
- 1.8 million more hours of personal support services
- 490,000 more nursing visits and 100,000 more therapy visits
- Services in the community like homemaking, meals, transportation and caregiver supports
- Additional direct community services for patients with acquired brain injury and people living in supportive housing.
Quotes from Effie Triantafilopoulos MPP:
“Home and community care play a vital role in ending hallway health care. Our new investments will help people move from hospital to home faster.”
“I’m pleased that our government’s additional $155 million this year will also help seniors remain in their own homes, where they want to be, with proper supports, and not in hospital.”
- The 2019 budget committed $124 million in home care and $20 million in community care.
- The government is providing an additional $11 million for home and community care, bringing the total new investment to $155 million.