While an increase of 20 minutes a day might not seem like a lot to us, for those in our senior’s care homes, that time could be the difference in helping them continue feeling like a valued member of society
And according to Adrian Dix, Minister of Health:
“In Interior Health there are 38 private care homes with 3,196 publicly-funded long-term care beds. Interior Health owns and operates 39 care homes with 2,454 publicly-funded beds.”, I was told.
They then went on to state:
“The initial investment in more staff was for the private facilities as the average hours per day before this new funding was at about 3.15. The additional investment brings funding for private home staffing on average up to 3.29 hours per day as we move towards the Ministry target of 3.36”.