Miller Announces $3.25 Million To Help Seniors Stay In There Homes Longer
Today Parry Sound-Muskoka MPP Norm Miller announced the provincial government is investing $3.25 million to expand the Community Paramedicine for Long-Term Care program in Muskoka. Miller says this initiative will help more seniors on long-term care waitlists stay safe while living in the comfort of their own homes for longer.
“This is great news for our seniors around Muskoka,” Miller says. “Our seniors will benefit by being able to stay in their own homes longer, it will take some of the load off of their families and loved ones and it will take some pressure off our hospitals.”
The long-term care focused Community Paramedicine program leverages the skills of community paramedics to help end hallway health care and provide additional care for seniors.
Community Paramedicine programs include:
- Access to health services 24-7,
- Non-emergency home visits and in-home testing procedures;
- Connections for participants and their families to home care and community supports.