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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Premier Says Province Has No Choice But To Help Seniors Stay In Their Homes Longer

The Home First policy came about because of a study that was done four years ago predicted unless there was a change, within a decade every acute care hospital bed in the province would be occupied by a senior waiting for transfer to long term care. 

Premier David Alward tells CHSJ News keeping seniors in their own homes longer depends on having the proper support in place and he acknowledges home care workers aren't earning enough. 

Over 7 million dollars will be spent in the first year on Home First care. 

Its estimated by 2030, the demographics show workers in the province will be outnumbered by people who aren't working.