Ontario announces $10-million funding increase for senior support services

Dr. Eric Hoskins was in Etobicoke today to announce a $10-million funding increase to assist seniors with challenging and complex behaviours associated with dementia and other mental health issues.

“Seniors today are living longer and are enjoying better health than ever before, and we want to help them live where they want to be – and that’s in their homes for as long as possible,” the Minister of Health and Long Term Care told residents and staff of Eatonville Care Centre during his announcement Thursday, Aug. 18.

“But we also know there are challenges that come with aging that sometimes prevent that from happening. So it’s important that our system helps seniors grow old with dignity, no matter where they call home.

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