SPRINT Senior Care hosts Minister of Health and Long-term Care and Minister of Finance for new caregiver supports announcement, April 25, 2017
SPRINT Senior Care was excited to host Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, for a media announcement this morning regarding new provincial supports for caregivers.
From the news release: “Ontario is making it easier for people who care for loved ones, with more respite services that allow people to take a break from their unpaid duties, increased education and training opportunities for caregivers, and a new, streamlined Ontario Caregiver Tax Credit.”
Five incredible caregivers – Helen, Ruth, Don, Winnie and Gini – who receive caregiver support services from SPRINT Senior Care met with the Ministers prior to the event to share their personal stories, with the Ministers aptly referring to them as the “unsung heroes.” Following the announcement, Helen publically and poignantly spoke about her experience as a caregiver.
“As an organization that works with caregivers every day, we understand the significant emotional and physical demands of caregiving, and we are very proud to provide support that helps them cope with their demands and lessens their burden,” says SPRINT Senior Care CEO Stacy Landau. “We are excited about this announcement and hope that this new funding will provide the much needed assistance for valuable caregiver programs in the community – including Adult Day Programs, Caregiver Support Groups, Social Work, system navigation and respite support via Personal Support Workers in the home and community.”