October 6, 2021
AdvantAge Ontario released the following statement on the Ontario government’s increase in LTC staffing funding.
“Today’s announcement is tremendous news and a watershed moment for long-term care in Ontario. This is a massive investment that we are pleased to see going to every long-term care home in the province. It is putting dollars exactly where they need to be – increasing frontline staff to improve care for residents. We commend the government for taking bold and concrete action on such a critical issue that will have a direct and positive impact on the quality and enjoyment of life for seniors living in our homes.
Moving to a provincial average of four hours of care has been a long-standing advocacy priority for our Association ever since the target was identified in the government-commissioned Sharkey Report on long-term care in 2008.
More staff means more care, and that is what truly matters. The dedicated and tremendously hardworking people caring for residents in our homes have told us over and over that what they want most is to have more time to spend with each resident, and this funding will help make that happen.
This announcement holds great potential to improve care for Ontario’s seniors. We look forward to working closely with the government on the implementation details.”
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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