Four Million Dollar Investment In Community Programs To Combat Resource Challenges

 

NEWS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                              

March 25, 2019

 

London, ON – The South West Local Health Integration Network is pleased to announce a $4 million strategic investment to address the needs of current and future home care patients by bolstering community support services across the region, including:

  • 250 new adult day program spaces each week, allowing more people to achieve and maintain their maximum level of function and independence, preventing early or inappropriate entry into long-term care, and supporting respite opportunities for care partners.
  • 58 new assisted living spaces across the region to provide in-home supports to seniors, individuals with physical disabilities or brain injury, and those who are medically fragile or technology dependent to ensure that they can continue to live where they want to be - at home.

 

This investment will assist with capacity in Personal Support Workers (PSWs), who deliver critical services as our population ages and as people cope with injury or illness. Personal Support Workers help with wound care, personal support (bathing, dressing, feeding and mobility), homemaking, social activities, and communicate with clinical staff.

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For more information:

Dan Brennan

Director, Communications

South West LHIN

dan.brennan@lhins.on.ca

519-640-2604