The Alzheimer Society of Ontario is writing to draw your attention to the positive steps proposed in the 2012 Ontario Budget to improve care for persons with dementia and their families who live in community-settings.
Over the past six months, several reports have been issued that increase our understanding of the challenges underlying health system performance, and direct Ontario to practical solutions. Better care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is a key theme in each report. This was reinforced by recommendations from the Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services, which called for improved community services for older people.
We understand that Ontario faces tough times. Our proposals to all parties in advance of the 2011 election acknowledged the constraints, but none the less, action is needed to develop more cost effective solutions that promote better health outcomes.
We look forward to continuing to work with all parties on improving services for people with dementias and their caregivers.
You can read the full text of the 2012 Ontario budget by clicking on the following link: http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/budget/ontariobudgets/2012/