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Extendicare and ParaMed Welcome the Ontario Government’s Home Care Investments

Yesterday’s Fall Economic Statement released by the Ontario government makes a number of much needed health-care investments including in home care, long-term care and mental health.

Home care is an increasingly important part of the health care system as demographics change and people have a strong preference for aging at home. We applaud the government’s action and clear commitment to improving home care services in Ontario.

The investment recognizes the importance of the home care sector as part of the broader health system. It will help respond to the growing need for home care services and will help to ensure that more home care options are available to Ontarians.

As a leading home care and long-term care provider, we recognize the need for investments across the continuum of care — in home care, long-term care, and acute care hospitals.

We welcome the government’s investments to build a stronger health system. We look forward to working with the government to do our part to expand access to high quality home care across the province.

Extendicare CEO, Dr. Michael Guerriere