Northeast Seniors To Receive Specialized Health Services
McGuinty Government Invests In Seniors Campus In Sudbury
Older adults throughout the Northeast will have access to a specialized health care team with the development of a regional geriatric program in Sudbury.
The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) is providing $534,200 to the City of Greater Sudbury to develop a new 4,200-square-foot centre for specialized geriatric services. The Seniors Campus at Pioneer Manor will house a team of health care professionals that will assess and treat older adults with multiple health care needs. The project is expected to create as many as 12 jobs.
- The specialized geriatric team will include the region’s first geriatrician (medical doctor), two clinical nurse specialists, a social worker, occupational and physiotherapists, as well as a dietician.
- The 2006 census indicated the proportion of individuals over the age of 65 in Northeastern Ontario, currently at 16.3 per cent, is already higher than the provincial average, and would increase by 39 per cent by 2016.
“The Seniors Campus will benefit from the services of many specialized staff that will help improve the health of our elderly citizens by enabling them to remain in their homes longer.”
“Our government is helping create the North’s first Regional Geriatric Program that will add to the quality of life of our seniors.”