April 28, 2022
Statement from Lisa Levin, CEO, AdvantAge Ontario, the voice of not-for-profit seniors’ care:
"Today’s budget tabled at Queen’s Park includes much-needed measures, including funding for long-term care residents’ mental health, Behavioural Support Units, and significantly increased nutrition funding. Food is an essential ingredient to people’s happiness and health. This investment will allow not-for-profit homes to better meet the needs and cultural preferences of residents.
AdvantAge Ontario commends the government for making those key investments, and for releasing funding for them almost immediately.
We are also very pleased to see investments for dementia services, community support services and community paramedicine.
There is more work to do.
Ontario politicians now have a once-in-a-generation chance to build a system of seniors’ care that improves the lives of thousands of Ontarians. We encourage them to seize that opportunity. We will be releasing our election plan on how to do so in the coming days.”
AdvantAge Ontario has been the trusted voice for senior care for over 100 years and is the only provincial association representing the full spectrum of the senior care continuum. Our more than 400 members are located across the province and include not-for-profit, charitable, and municipal long-term care homes, seniors’ housing, assisted living in supportive housing and community service agencies.
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