McGuinty – “The PCs have no plan for improving home care”


Dalton McGuintyTHUNDER BAY – Ontario Liberals state they are creating a “Healthy Home Renovation Tax Credit to help seniors make the renovations they need to meet their changing needs so they can remain at home as they age”. A statement from the Liberals says, “The credit — which is worth 15 per cent of up to $10,000 in renovations per year — can be claimed by seniors for their own home or by a family member who is providing a home for an elderly relative. The credit covers changes that allow seniors to continue living independently, such as a chair lift to upper floors or a walk-in shower to prevent falls”.

“Our parents and grandparents built the province we enjoy today and if they want to remain at home or close to family, we need to do everything we can to make that possible,” said Premier Dalton McGuinty. “Not only does this ensure seniors remain healthy and active, but it’s a better way to deliver care and that means public health care works even better for those who need it.”

“The PCs have no plan for improving home care” continues McGuinty. They are “focusing instead on pushing more seniors into institutions. The $14 billion hole in their platform would also mean unspecified cuts to health care, transit and other services seniors rely on. The NDP have no practical plan to improve home care, pledging only to conduct a ‘comprehensive review’ — not take action”.

“People have been talking about Ontario’s aging population for years, but we’re the only party willing to face our demographic challenge,” added McGuinty. “With the right supports, our parents and grandparents will continue to make a positive difference for our families, communities and our economy for a long time to come.”

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