Region receives $23 million boost for senior home and community care
CORNWALL, Ontario – A massive cash injection to the region will help Cornwall seniors and residents live independently and at home longer.
The Champlain Local Health Integration Network ( LHIN) announced $ 23.7 million in funding to enhance access to home care and community supports.
The financial boost will fund 25 programs that help cut the volume of emergency room and hospital readmissions. Many of the programs will benefit thousands with complex health conditions, mental health conditions and addictions as well as high- risk seniors on assisted living services.
“These are the type of investments that are transforming the health system and improving the lives of individuals and families,” said Chantale LeClerc, CEO of Champlain LHIN. “The Champlain LHIN is working closely with our partners to expand programs and put in place new initiatives that address the needs of communities across our region.”
Locally the funding is being injected into the Canadian Red Cross Cornwall – Alexandria branch and the Alzheimer Society of Cornwall & District.