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Province Invests $2.4 Million Locally For More Staff In Long Term Care

Posted: 2021-10-08 14:33:55 By: thebay

Norm Miller, MPP for Parry Sound Muskoka says the province is providing up to $270 million this year to long-term care homes across the province to increase staffing levels, including $2.4 million for long-term care homes in Parry Sound-Muskoka.

Miller says this is part of the province’s commitment to ensure long-term care residents receive four hours of direct care per day by 2024-25.

In Huntsville, Fairvern Nursing Home will receive up to $199,484 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents. By the year 2024-2025, that number will receive $1,221,792 annually more than their current funding. Muskoka Landing will receive $334,839 this year and it will increase to over $2 million in 2024.

Muskoka Shores Care Community, in Gravenhurst, will receive $691,061 increasing to $4.2 million in 2024.  And in Bracebridge, The Pines will receive $569,943 this year and $3.4 million in 2024.

Miller says the new funding “will allow homes in our communities to hire and retain more staff so they can provide more care to residents, every day.” and “ensure those living in long-term care get the high quality care they need and deserve.”