Liberals Release Seniors Plan

Posted on Monday, November 13, 2017 08:26 AM

The provincial government is out with a $155-million strategy to help seniors.

The plan includes the funding of 5,000 new long-term care beds and 15-million more hours of nursing, personal support and therapeutic care annually in long term care homes.

Senior Affairs Minister Dipika Damerla says they are also spending $7-million to help support communities working to become Age Friendly.

Damerla says the plan includes $15-million to create naturally occurring retirement communities.

That means bringing services to buildings that already have a high cluster of seniors living in them.

A new flu vaccine specific for seniors will also be available beginning in 2018.

Damerla says the ultimate goal is keeping seniors at home, in their home community.