Day programs and long-term care supports will have more spaces in Grey and Bruce.
The South West Local Health Integration Network has announced $4 million in strategic investments to tackle the needs of home care patients by bolstering community support services across the region.
These investments include 250 new adult day program spaces each week. These new spaces will allow care to be given while also allowing the patient to maintain a level of independence.
Fifty-eight new assisted living spaces will be added in South Western Ontario to provide in-home supports to seniors, individuals with physical disabilities or brain injury, and those who are medically fragile or technology dependent.
Interim Vice-President Lynn Hinds outlines the number of these new spaces coming to Grey and Bruce counties.
"Day programs in Wiarton and Hanover will each receive 15 spaces. Hanover is specifically a program for those suffering from post-stroke trauma. For the assisted living spaces, Owen Sound will receive four and Meaford and Thornbury receive two for a total of six new spaces in Grey County." Hinds explained.
She says the investment will help bring on more Personal Support Workers.