Caroline Mulroney Will Do More for Ontario’s Seniors

KLEINBURG, ON (March 1, 2018) – Today, Ontario PC Party leadership candidate Caroline Mulroney committed to ensuring Ontario will have a reliable long-term care system that will meet the needs of seniors when living at home is no longer an option.

In an announcement at the Villa Colombo Vaughan Di Poce Centre in Kleinburg today, Caroline committed to doing more for Ontario’s seniors when elected Premier by:

  • Building upon the PC Party’s commitment to add 15,000 new long-term care beds in the next 5 years by adding an additional 15,000 beds— a total of 30,000 in 5 years;

  • Accelerating the upgrade of existing beds to the highest standards, with particular consideration to the needs of francophone and other language minority groups seeking ethno-specific long-term care;

  • Expanding the Caregiver Tax Credit;

  • Expanding hospice and palliative care beds; and

  • Ensuring that resources in the home care sector are being directed to frontline services, not bureaucratic administration costs.

“Everyone deserves to age with dignity in an environment where they can positively interact with staff and other residents, and it shouldn’t have to come at the cost of moving far away from your home or your loved ones,” said Caroline. “As Premier, I pledge to work with patient groups and families to improve access to, and education about, hospice and palliative care in Ontario because we can and must do better.”