ONTARIO LONG TERM CARE ASSOCIATION WANTS BETTER SUBSIDIES
Nov 08, 2016
By Dave Woodard
Subsidies designed to help renovate or rebuild Long Term Care homes in Ontario are falling short.
As a result, the Ontario Long Term Care Association is calling on the province to get rid of municipal development fees for care homes and to ensure construction subsidies keep pace with inflation.
A new OLTCA report shows nearly half of all long term care homes in Ontario need to be rebuilt or renovated but less than 20 per cent of those homes, for a variety of reasons, are unwilling to undergo a construction project.
In 2014 the Wynne Government announced subsidies for construction but the according to the association the subsidies have not increased with inflation.
Candace Chartier – the president of the OLTCA – says they like the subsidy but it needs to be revisited to reflect the growing impact of inflation.