Re­gion re­ceives $23 mil­lion boost for se­nior home and com­mu­nity care

Seaway News - - NEWS - Adam Brazeau

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.

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