$2.2M for longterm home-care in the Hills

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by Tess Allen on August 17, 2016

Stéphanie Vallée, Justice Minister and Minister Responsible for the Outaouais, made the announcement of the $2.2 million for longterm home-care in the Outaouais on Aug. 15. File photo

Stéphanie Vallée, Justice Minister and Minister Responsible for the Outaouais, made the announcement of the $2.2 million for longterm home-care in the Outaouais on Aug. 15. File photo

The province is investing roughly $2.2 million in long-term home care in the Outaouais region, it was announced Aug. 15.

“We’re putting in new money for the Outaouais to provide better home care for residents that have a handicap or a health issue but want to stay at home,” said Minister of Justice and Minister responsible for the Outaouais region, Stéphanie Vallée, of the Ministry of Health and Social Services’ $2,199,210 investment. “We want people to be able to stay in their communities even though they have health issues. It’s a question of quality of life.”

The investment is being granted to Le Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de l’Outaouais (CISSS de l’Outaouais). Vallée said the money, ten per cent of which will go toward non-governmental organizations, will create 15 jobs and provide services to an additional 225 people. Exactly how these services will be rendered to individual residents will be communicated in September, at which time a long-term home care coordinator will have been employed by CISSS de l’Outaouais.

“Home care is very different from one situation to another. For some people, home care could mean needing someone who can help out by doing their groceries. For others, it could be providing rest to family members…it’s very diversified, the services that could be rendered through this program,” said Vallée. “The new [coordinator] will have the objective of promoting these services and coordinating how they are [implemented] in the region.”

 

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