MPP Jordan Makes Funding Announcement at Fairview Manor
Ontario Connecting Long-Term Care Residents in Eastern Ontario to Specialized Care and Supports
May 24, 2023
Almonte, Ontario – The Ontario government is investing $173,706 in three long-term care homes in Eastern Ontario to help seniors with complex needs like dementia and bariatric care, connect to specialized care and supports in a home instead of a hospital. This is part of a $20 million investment in 2022-23 in 189 projects provincewide, through a new Local Priorities Fund operated by Ontario Health. MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston John Jordan announced the funding at Fairview Manor on Tuesday, May 23.
“We’re expanding specialized services and supports for long-term care residents in eastern Ontario, so that people with complex needs get the care they need and deserve in the comfort of a home, instead of a hospital,” said Jordan, who is also the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Long-Term Care. “Our government is taking action to ensure Ontario’s seniors get the right care in the right place.”
The projects that have been allocated funding in eastern Ontario are:
$89,550 for two projects at Fairview Manor in Almonte for specialized bariatric equipment and supplies, and IV infusion pumps;
$42,256 for one project at Fairmount Home in Glenburnie for specialized falls prevention equipment; and
$41,900 for one project at Rideaucrest Home in Kingston for bariatric equipment.
The Local Priorities Fund is part of an investment of over $120 million in 2022-23 to provide access to a range of specialized services and supports that are helping long-term care residents with complex needs access connected and convenient care.
“This government is making historical investments to fix long-term care, so that every resident experiences the best possible living and social experience that they can,” said MPP Jordan. “An important part of this plan is to ensure local communities have the funding for what they need, so that long-term care residents can connect to the care they need, when and where they need it.”
The Ontario government is also providing up to $1.25 billion this year to long-term care homes to hire and retain thousands more long-term care staff. This is part of the government’s historic four-year, $4.9 billion commitment to increase the provincewide average direct care time provided to residents to four hours per day by March 31, 2025.
“Thank you to MPP John Jordan and the Ministry of Long-Term Care for this welcome funding. Specialized equipment purchased through the Local Priorities Fund helps us to provide the safe, high-quality care that our residents require and deserve, and gives their families peace of mind that their loved ones are being well cared for. The funding has also been used to remove barriers that may prevent us from welcoming other residents with unique needs into our home. At Fairview Manor, our team strives to give each resident the kind of care that we would want for our own family members”, said Mary Wilson Trider, President and CEO, Fairview Manor.
Through a $6.4 billion investment, Ontario now has over 30,000 new and 28,000 upgraded beds in development across the province. This will help increase overall bed capacity, address long-term care waitlists and hallway health care, and provide seniors the care they deserve.
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