Health leaders split on home care fees for seniors

New report to pave way for provincial geriatric strategy

Maria Cook, The Ottawa Citizen

On Tuesday, Dr. Samir Sinha, director of geriatrics at Mount Sinai and the University Health Network Hospitals in Toronto, presented the Ontario government with the highlights and key recommendations from Living Longer, Living Well, a report on how to help seniors stay healthy and live at home longer. Health-care leaders in Ottawa mostly praised a new report Tuesday on seniors’ care in Ontario, but one recommendation – asking older folk to chip in for their home care – received mixed reaction.