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Home Care Ontario Honours Nurses during National Nurses Week

May 11, 2022 – Home Care Ontario extends our gratitude to all nurses during Nurses’ Week celebrations. Special recognition is offered to those nurses practicing within the home care sector throughout Ontario during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the full press release here.

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Home Care Ontario's Statement Regarding PSW Wage Enhancement Extension

"Home Care Ontario welcomes today’s announcement of a further extension of the $3 PSW wage enhancement. We have strongly advocated for this as it is critical we acknowledge and recognize the valuable work performed by PSW’s and other participants in the broader healthcare sector. In this regard, it is important to recognize the thousands of PSWs providing family-funded care who, while not included in this policy, play a key role in helping deliver care to thousands of seniors across the province every day.

It is time, however, to move past temporary solutions and make this wage increase permanent.

The wage enhancement is only one part of the solution as it does little to address the wage disparity that exists when home care PSWs are still paid $4-$5 less than in long-term care to do the same job. The government’s investments in the Long-Term Care sector during the pandemic, while needed, have not been accompanied by corresponding support for Ontarians receiving care at home. That has only worsened the disparity and caused an exodus of workers from the home care system. Home Care Ontario has been sounding the alarm for months that the home care system is now in crisis. We are calling on the province to help address this crisis by making an immediate $600M investment to ensure our seniors receive the care they want, where they want it - at home.”

- Sue VanderBent, CEO, Home Care Ontario

See Ministry of Health's full press release here.

The Home Care Ontario Team

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2022 Ontario Budget: Home Care Investments and Seniors Care at Home Tax Credit

Statement released by Home Care Ontario:

Today is a watershed moment for the more than 90 per cent of seniors who want to age at home. The Government’s $1 billion investment in home care along with the new Seniors Care at Home Tax Credit announced in the budget will help make that dream a reality.

These investments make Ontario a leader in prioritizing home care. Like the extremely successful Home-Support Services tax credit found in Quebec, Ontario’s new tax credit will help seniors live more independently, remain in their homes for longer, and avoid accidents and illnesses that could cause them to seek institutional care.

On behalf of those everyday Ontarians, Home Care Ontario applauds Premier Ford, Deputy Premier Elliott and Minister Bethlenfalvy for the historic investments.

A full copy of today's Budget can be downloaded here.

Nightingale Nursing Received the BAA Award for Outstanding Resilience!

Nightingale Nursing is proud to receive the BAA award for outstanding resilience, innovation and determination in the face of a global pandemic from Northumberland County and the Mayor of Cobourg!

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Home Care Tax Credit

How Ontarians can help influence government

Home Care Ontario is pleased to announce that we are asking the Ontario Government to consider a Home Care Tax Credit in the Spring 2021 Budget.

And now we need your help!

Introducing a tax credit is one of the best ways the government can help support seniors living at home, and we know we need thousands of seniors to tell them this is the case!

Please feel free to send this information to your friends, family, groups and communities that you feel would benefit from a Home Care Tax Credit.

Please take a moment and visit know homecaretaxcredit.ca to send a letter to the province right now and join the chorus of seniors and their families calling for this important tax credit.

COVID-19 has demonstrated just how vital home care services are in keeping seniors healthy and safe. Across Ontario, family-funded home care services help seniors to live more independently, remain in their homes for longer, and avoid accidents and illnesses that could cause them to leave their homes unnecessarily. This is why we are calling on the Ontario Government to create a Home Care Tax Credit for family-funded home care services.

Please, visit homecaretaxcredit.ca and with a few simple clicks you can send a letter of support to the province today.

This will go a long way towards helping us achieving our goal of building an Ontario where every senior can live at home for as long as possible.

The Home Care Ontario Team

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