April 14, 2023 at 10:20 am
Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Rick Byers has announced grants to support projects in local long-term care homes.
Byers said nearly $140,000 was allocated to five programs to help seniors with complex medical needs, including weight loss care and dementia. The goal of these programs is to provide essential care in residents’ long-term care homes rather than hospitals.
Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound has funded projects including:
– $76,991 to Lee Manor in Owen Sound and Rockwood Terrace in Durham for 3 temporary bed permits to support hospital patients receiving other levels of care
– $7,342 to Meaford Long Term Care Center and $7,342 to Gateway Haven in Wiarton for bladder scanners to prevent avoidable emergency room visits and hospitalizations
– Payment of $42,805 to Gateway Haven and $5,292 to Meaford Long Term Care Center for bariatric equipment to support the admission of residents with bariatric care needs
The money comes from the Ontario Health Authority’s new Local Priorities Fund.
“This investment, tailored to the needs of our community, will provide long-term care residents of Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound with the specialized support and services they need,” said MPP Byers. “Under the leadership of Premier Doug Ford , we are taking action to strengthen our province’s long-term care system and put residents’ needs first.”
“Our government is increasing our investment in bold, creative and innovative solutions that conveniently connect long-term care residents with the specialized care they need in the comfort of a long-term care home rather than a hospital,” Minister Paul Calandra said. long term care. “Initiatives like the Local Priority Fund ensure Ontarians get the right care in the right place, close to their family and friends.”
The provincial government says the Local Priorities Fund will invest more than $120 million across the province this year to support similar long-term care programs.