The Ontario government is investing approximately $13.7 million in the Central LHIN/CCAC this year to enhance support for home care clients with high needs and their caregivers. The Central LHIN serves most of York Region, sections of northern Toronto, a portion of Etobicoke, and South Simcoe County.
“This infusion of nearly $14 million for home and community care within our local health integration network is a clear indicator that our government is listening, responding and taking focused action to allocate health care dollars where they are needed. I am proud that this investment also supports respite for family caregivers who contribute so much to the quality of life of their loved ones.”
— Michael Chan, M.P.P., Markham-Unionville
Province-wide, this investment will help clients and caregivers most in need, including $80 million for enhanced home care and $20 million for caregiver respite. Home care patients and those who care for them will benefit from approximately:
The Central LHIN will work with the Central CCAC to allocate this funding to increase nursing care, personal support services and respite services to patients and families in our region.
This additional funding is part of Ontario’s 2015 Budget commitment to increase investments in home and community care by more than $750 million over three years. These initiatives support the commitments made in Patients First: A Roadmap to Strengthen Home and Community Care, the province’s plan to improve and expand home and community care.
Helping more people access better health care faster and closer to home is part of the government's plan to build a better Ontario through its Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care. This plan is providing patients with faster access to the right care, better home and community care, the information they need to stay healthy and a health care system that’s sustainable for generations to come.
“Improving home and community care is one of our government’s most important health care priorities. This $100 million investment greatly expands the amount of nursing and personal support services that will be available to people across the province. These additional hours will make it possible for more people with complex conditions to receive care where they want to be ‒ in their home and community.”
— Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“The role of the Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is to plan, fund and integrate health care services for more than1.8 million people who live in our communities, including a rapidly growing population of seniors with complex health care conditions. Today’s announcement is good news for patients and families. The additional funding will provide more care for more people, supporting patients to live independently and safely at home, while reducing caregiver stress for their families.”
— Kim Baker, CEO, Central LHIN
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