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Monday, April 7, 2014

Health Minister Says Government Is On Right Track With Its Senior Care

Provincial Health Minister Ted Flemming says New Brunswick is ahead of all other provinces with the exception of Ontario when it comes to keeping seniors in their homes for as long as possible. 

Flemming says the "Home First" policy means the government, hopefully, won't have to spend a lot more money constructing new nursing homes for a growing population of seniors.

Flemming is even hoping to see the movement of seniors from long term hospital care, not necessarily into nursing homes, but back to their own homes as long as there's proper home care in place. 

He says the role of hospitals is to treat people, who are sic,k on a short term basis and move them out as quickly as possible.