Alternate Level of Care in Nipissing is getting a provincial funding boost.
Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing announced $90,000 for the Nipissing Wellness Ontario Health Team.
The money will support long-term care home admission diversion for 100 older adults in the last quarter of 2022/23 and another 250 older adults in 2023/24.
“Our government is investing in building a stronger, more resilient health system as part of our Plan to Stay Open: Health System and Recovery,” says Fedeli. “Today’s funding will support the longevity of local older adults being able to live at home.”
Wendy Smith, Executive Lead of the Nipissing Wellness Ontario Health Team is thanking the province for the opportunity to use the money to drive system change.
“By addressing caregiver burden and improving the ability of older adults to remain at home safely we reduce unnecessary hospitalizations and improve the quality of life of many older adults in need in our community,” Smith says.
The province says examples of Alternate Level of Care supports include household chores, meal preparation, snow removal, yard maintenance and transportation.