All seniors deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. As we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and build a better future for everyone, the Government of Canada continues to address the existing gaps in our health care system that were exposed by the pandemic, particularly for those in long-term care homes. By working with provinces and territories, we can ensure all seniors get the care they deserve when they need it, no matter where they live.
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and Saskatchewan’s Minister of Health and Addictions, Seniors, and Rural and Remote Health, Everett Hindley, today announced the signing of a bilateral agreement to improve care for residents of the province’s long-term care homes through the Safe Long-Term Care Fund (SLTCF).
Through this agreement, Saskatchewan is receiving more than $32 million through the SLTCF to improve care by supporting enhanced screening protocols for staff, safer dining practices, and increased cleaning and housekeeping.
Building on historic investments made throughout the pandemic, Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable proposes new measures to ensure our health care system can support Canadians as they age by investing in innovations in brain health and improving treatment for those living with dementia. Delivering better health care for Canadians is a key part of our plan to make life more affordable, create jobs, grow the middle class, and build a stronger economic future for everyone.