As part of its plan to fix long-term care, the Ontario government will provide up to $673 million this year to long-term care homes across the province to increase staffing levels, leading to more direct care for residents. This includes $2,671,625 for long-term care homes in Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry. This is part of the province’s commitment to ensure long-term care residents receive—on average—four hours of direct care per day by 2024-25.
These funds will increase care for residents at Dundas Manor Nursing Home, in Winchester, which will receive up to $723,876 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents.
“This funding will allow homes in our community to hire and retain more staff so they can provide more care to residents, every day,” said Jim McDonell, MPP for Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry. “This is part of our government’s plan to hire thousands of new staff over the next four years to ensure those living in long-term care get the high-quality care they need and deserve.”
Seniors entering long-term care today are older and have more complex medical needs than they did just a decade ago. The level of care residents need has increased dramatically, but the amount of care they receive each day has not. In the nine years, between 2009 and 2018, the amount of care each resident received, by all providers, per day increased by only 22 minutes. Our government, over the span of four years, will increase direct hours of care by 1 hour and 21 minutes.