Progress Continuing on Initiatives Designed to Advance Seniors Care

Through its Home First approach, the Provincial Government is continuing to work on a number of initiatives in light of the province’s changing demographics that are designed to advance seniors care in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Some of these initiatives include:

  • Ongoing implementation of the provincial Home Support Program review;

  • Creation of Home First Integrated Networks in all regional health authorities;

  • Needs assessments to inform the development of residential hospice care services and the demand for personal care home beds;

  • Work on a new provincial Home Dementia Program;

  • Ongoing work in both the personal care home and long-term care sectors; and,

  • A new and improved financial assessment process announced earlier this month.

Investments have also been made in new and improved nursing home infrastructure to meet the needs of the aging population including:

  • The opening of 28 long-term care beds in Carbonear;

  • New long-term care homes to be built in Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor;

  • An expanded protective care unit to be built in Botwood; and,

  • A new long-term care home in Corner Brook to be opened in 2020.