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Liberals committed to investing in dementia support

Tuesday, June 03, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

DAVID ORAZIETTI CAMPAIGN

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Orazietti Participates in All Candidates Discussion on Alzheimer’s

The Ontario Liberal plan for health care addresses the growing needs of the province's aging population by providing increased dementia supports, announced David Orazietti, Liberal candidate.

“Our party is the only party with a plan to specifically address the needs of individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia and to provide the appropriate supports for their families,” said Orazietti. “We are committed to opening 25 specialized memory clinics to serve the needs of Ontarians with memory and cognitive impairment challenges.”

The 2014 Liberal Plan will continue to provide seniors with better access to health care, quality resources, and improved safety and security by:

  • Investing in 25 new Memory Clinics that will help delay the onset of dementia, and support Ontarians with memory and cognitive impairment to better manage chronic disease and mobility challenges
  • Providing appropriate supports for prevention and management of dementia for families and providers
  • Investing in appropriate resources to improve the development of evidence about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and its impacts
  • Supporting family caregivers by expanding the right to time off work, as well as respite programs, education and training supports

In opposing the Liberal plan, the NDP rejected increased wages for Personal Support Workers (PSWs) which would lead to better care and decreased wait times for seniors and gave the PCs the opportunity to impose devastating health care cuts.

The last the NDP formed government in Ontario they cut 3,000 nursing positions, worsened the doctor shortage by cutting medical school spaces and built no new hospitals.

Since 2003, Ontario Liberals have provided over $8 million for the Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, including support for 19 local elder abuse networks in Northern Ontario, and launched the ‘Finding Your Way’ safety awareness program in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Ontario and law enforcement groups.

The provincial Liberals have also established two Elderly Persons Centres (EPCs) in Sault Ste. Marie, the SSM Steelton Senior Services Centre and the SSM Senior Services Drop-In Centre, which are vital community hubs providing health, social and recreational programs to promote wellness for seniors.

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steelworker 6/3/2014 5:43:09 PM Report

Finally some help for Katy Wynne. She seems to have forgot a lot of things.
gcubed 6/3/2014 5:49:33 PM Report

Of course we can trust the Liberal Party of Ontario because they always honour their promises and would never mismanage the Province's finances! If you believe that statement, I have a bridge and Florida swampland you may be interested in purchasing.
anapeg 6/3/2014 5:51:37 PM Report

Dementia support is good. Help for the poor Canadian voter trying to find an honest politician. How thoughtful!
jonesur 6/3/2014 6:03:40 PM Report

Typical Politicians.....only looking out for themselves
KBO 6/3/2014 6:31:21 PM Report

Well he is truly demented and so is everyone that believes this statement.
houston 6/3/2014 6:33:54 PM Report

Why not invest in Dementia prevention.
sootodayreader 6/3/2014 7:04:54 PM Report

Please don't, I want to forget this party
ThinkAgain 6/3/2014 7:43:19 PM Report

We still have 9 more days of this crap, lets get it over already.
This sh$% is not news and far from interesting
Prrrrrrr 6/3/2014 7:54:53 PM Report

Lol @ steelworker
scottstewy123 6/3/2014 8:26:53 PM Report

DAVID if you get voted out, you will be ok .You will get a nice health pension.
Alphie 6/3/2014 8:49:21 PM Report

The Liberals just cut funding amounts to the Seniors homes...there's been layoffs at these places that are full of people with dementia. What's up with that David?????
guestwho 6/3/2014 10:00:01 PM Report

never got so many calls,promises and listened to people dissing people,my god vote already and end this madness!!!Can`t wait to get dementia so I can`t remember to be pissed
Pakadeva 6/4/2014 1:06:17 AM Report

Alphie is correct, & hopefully, whoever gets in will actually do something about it!
dadal 6/4/2014 6:57:22 AM Report

Libs cut senior help, PCs want to cut teachers and other public sector jobs and the NDP want to cut the rich.

Promises promises. All offering silver platters full of hope, most of which we will never see.

Just ONCE I want to see one of the three GUARANTEE something for the Soo. How about divided highway from Thunder Bay to the Soo and from the Soo to Sudbury. How about a GUARANTEE from the PCs that they will NOT close the OLG in the Soo ( which they have carefully avoided answering when asked ). How about opening more Gov offices locally instead of moving what little we have to Timmins or Sudbury? How about incentives for DOCTORS to move here and set up practice? Or incentives for larger retailers to open up creating more jobs ( minimal wage jobs are better than none ).

Come on parties. You want our votes? DO SOMETHING FOR US!!!!!!!!
johnnyc 6/4/2014 9:06:26 AM Report

Horrible way to try and win votes. Dishonest and using the mentally ill as a shield.
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