Ont. gov. reveals strategy to keep seniors in own homes
The Ontario government has outlined the next step in its strategy to keep seniors in their homes longer.
Proposed measures include more house calls by doctors, more access to home care & special co-ordinators to make sure seniors are getting the right care.
There's also a home-renovation tax credit for seniors to adapt their homes as they get older.
The director of geriatrics at Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital will oversee the process.
Dr. Samir Sinha will hold consultations over the summer & report to the government in the fall on how to best implement the strategy.
The government says seniors make up 14% of Ontario's population & account for nearly half of healthcare spending.