24 long-term care homes in Waterloo Region will receive over $9.6 million from the provincial government this year to assist in increasing staffing levels.
The announcement about the local funding was made Friday by Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Mike Harris at Tri-County Mennonite Homes Nithview Community.
"All of Waterloo Region's long-term care residents need and deserve high quality care and with today's funding, all the homes in our community will be able to hire the staff they need to achieve the four hours of care standard by 2024-2025," Harris said in a release.
Across Ontario, the Ford government is setting aside $270 million for long-term care homes.
"The announcement to implement the 2008 report that articulates a minimum of four hours of care per resident per day is a tremendous step forward for the sector." added Dr. Steven Harrison, CEO of Tri-County Mennonite Homes.
"The investment into more staff, more hours of care, and as a result, a better living experience for residents in Long-Term Care is a much-anticipated milestone for the sector,"
Of the local homes, Village at University Gates will receive the most at $683,000.