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Who will benefit from new home care funding?
This article was included in our 2017 year end newsletter sent to Friends of Medicare members. We intend to publish our newsletter every year so make sure you sign up today so you can get your copy for 2018!
Friends of Medicare were pleased to see Alberta's Budget 2017 include a $201 million increase to community and home care funding, an 11% increase from the previous year.
Investment in home care will be a key priority in providing more dignified care, allowing seniors and other patients to stay in their homes. Without adequate homecare, many patients will end up in significantly more expensive long-term care or even hospital beds.