New funds to improve long-term care centres in Oakville, Burlington
Seven licenced retirement homes in Oakville and Burlington are receiving funding to help keep residents safer.
The home are getting between $11,000 and $32,000 of new funding for infection protection and control, personal protective equipment and support for resident care.
This is part of the province’s $18-million investment across Ontario to ensure LTC’s can continue enhanced COVID-19 safety measures.
The additional funding will be used for infection screening, cleaning supplies and enhanced sanitization, replacement HEPA filters, extra staff to support resident care, and PPE to keep residents and staff safe.
Some of the retirement homes in Oakville North-Burlington that are receiving funding include Chartwell Oakville, Chartwell Waterford, Heritage Place, Palermo Village, The Village of Tansley Woods, The Williamsburg and Viva Oakville.
Ontario will provide up to $673 million this year to long-term care homes across the province to increase staffing levels, and lead to more direct care for residents.
This includes $8,791,128 for long-term care homes in Oakville North-Burlington.
This is part of the province’s commitment to ensure long-term care residents receive—on average—four hours of direct care per day by 2024-25.
“Our government is committed to helping seniors, whether they live at home, in a retirement home, or living in long-term care,” said local MPP Effie Triantafilopoulos.
“Seniors built this province and deserve the best care possible. We want to make sure that seniors have the flexibility to stay in their homes that they love or live-in retirement homes or long-term care homes. Seniors deserve our utmost respect, and they should have access to compassionate and quality care.”
To help seniors and recovering patients stay in their homes, Ontario is planning to invest $1 billion more over the next three years to further expand home care. This will benefit nearly 700,000 families who rely on home care annually, preventing unnecessary hospital and long-term care admissions and shortening hospital stays.
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