Seniors to Remain at Home Longer Under New Program


The Manitoba government is making it easier for seniors to live in their own homes longer by launching two new Hospital Home Teams in Winnipeg.

In initiative will provide seniors with extra support and services to remain under their own roofs longer. The province also announced Monday the addition of 200 new personal care home beds.

Seniors currently receiving home care will receive house calls from a co-ordinated team of health professionals including doctors, nurse practitioners and other allied health staff whose services are traditionally provided in hospitals.

The in-home support for seniors comes after a provincially-funded pilot project in Winnipeg last year. The model showed visits to hospital emergency rooms declined by more than 50 percent among seniors.

— Staff


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