Simcoe County is receiving a $1.4 million boost from the Province towards improved care at its four long-term care homes. These are the Georgian Manor in Penetanguishene; Simcoe Manor in Beeton; Trillium Manor in Orillia; and Sunset Manor in Collingwood.

The funding comes via the 2017 Level of Care assessments completed at each home where an increase in care in nursing and personal care programming and supports was indicated.

“We thank the province for recognizing the urgent need for additional funding and stepping up to help us address the changing complexity in the levels of care our residents now require,” said Warden Gerry Marshall. “Our staff do a tremendous job with the resources and supports they have available to them, however we must stress that more funding and resources are needed to address our aging population and the critical care needs of our seniors.”

The additional funds will benefit both residents and staff at the long-term care homes in four key areas; Gentle Persuasive Approach (GPA) Training Program, Program and Support Services (PSS), Registered Nurse Supervision, Personal Support Worker Hours, and Long Term Care and Seniors Services in Simcoe County.

Simcoe County boasts a seniors’ population of 18 %, which is above the provincial average of 16.7% with the number of 55+ residents expected to double in 20 years.

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