Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker announced that local long-term-care homes are set to receive a total of just under 3 million dollars in additional funding to increase staffing levels leading to more direct care for residents.
The local funding is part of a larger $270 million dollars the Ontario government is spending at ltc homes across the province. They say it’s a commitment to ensure the residents there receive on average 4 hours of direct care per day by 2024-25. It was also given as a part of the government’s plan to fix long term care.
Some of the homes locally receiving funds include Parkview Manor in Chesley who will receive $110,426 this year with the home receiving an increased $676,344 by 2024. Elgin Abbey will receive $74,806 increasing to $458,172 by 2024.
Country Lane Long Term Residence in Chatsworth will receive $96,179 this year with the amount increasing to $589,080 by 2024.
The Village Seniors Community in Hanover will get $188,793 this year increasing to $1.1 million by 2024. Hanover Care Centre is set to receive $113,987 this year increasing to $698,160 by 2024.
Currently residents receive an average of 2 hours 45 minutes of direct care. The additional funding this year will see that increase to an average of 3 hours.