Funding boost for residential care around the province

A provincial funding injection is expected to improve residential care around the Interior Health Authority.

A 5.3 million dollar investment is to increase staffing levels and make sure that seniors get the care they need in residential care homes.

It's the start of a three year plan to increase the direct care that seniors receive in residential care homes to reach the targeted 3.36 hours per resident per day on average, across health authorities, by the year 2021.

According to Health Minister Adrian Dix, In 2017, less than 3 in 20 care homes met the standard, including virtually all the publicly funded beds in private and non-profit care homes.