Improved Home Care Petition
TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:
WHEREAS: Ontario’s seniors deserve high-quality, patient-centred care and our government is making significant strides towards better meeting the needs of long-term-care residents by hearing directly from them; and;
WHEREAS: People, including seniors, should have the option to stay in their homes and receive the care they need if they choose and if it is possible; and
WHEREAS: Home and community care keeps people healthy and at home, where they want to be, and plays an important role in the lives of more than 700,000 families annually; and
WHEREAS: A strong home and community care sector is key to the government’s plan to end hallway health care and build a connected, patient-centred health care system; and
WHEREAS: Home care supports will prevent unnecessary hospital and long-term-care admissions and will shorten hospital stays; and
WHEREAS: Our government plans to invest up to an additional $1 billion over the next three years to expand home care, improve quality of care, keeping the people of Ontario in the homes that they love, longer; and
WHEREAS: The additional funding is intended to support home care providers, address rising costs, and support recruitment and training as well as expand services; and
WHEREAS: These types of investments and other developments, such as virtual care options, care at home can become a choice that seniors, recovering patients and their families make instead of only relying on more traditional venues of care.
THEREFORE WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, PETITION THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO AS FOLLOWS:
To urge all members of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to build on the progress this government has made on building a patient-centered home and community care system.