Mississauga (December 30, 2016) – Peel Senior Link (PSL) is expanding the award winning Supports for Daily Living program providing quality care to 30 new clients. This care will be provided following the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (MHLHIN) decision to provide an annual investment of $589k to support the delivery of much needed assisted living services for seniors. This investment expands PSL’s assisted living service locations to eleven; nine in Mississauga and two in Brampton, plus an Integrated Seniors’ Team program for seniors with mental health challenges in partnership with Supportive Housing in Peel and Punjabi Community Health Services.
The increase in PSL’s service capacity will reduce the wait list for seniors who need support to transition home from hospital making desperately needed beds available in hospitals for acute care clients. This investment by the MHLHIN supports the health system to better serve the needs of patients and seniors in Mississauga in alignment with the recently passed “Patients First Act” legislation developed by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care following extensive stakeholder and public consultation to improve health care across Ontario.
“Through this investment, we will help more seniors with complex care needs stay in their home and avoid placement in long-term care. Programs like the successful Supports for Daily Living Program delivered through partners like Peel Senior Link continue to strengthen home and community care and contribute to a sustainable local health care system.”
— Graeme Goebelle, Board Chair, Mississauga Halton LHIN
“We appreciate the continued support of the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network and its recognition of PSL services with this investment. This strengthens our community service growth objectives and mission of providing quality and valued assisted living services to help seniors live independently with dignity and respect.”
— Wayne Howard, Board Chair, Peel Senior Link
“We are excited to expand our service capacity with the opening of a new service location in Mississauga – South East. This new location fits well with our fiscal business plan enabling the agency to serve a combination of 30 new clients living within a designated building and the surrounding neighbourhood.”
— Raymond Applebaum, Chief Executive Officer, Peel Senior Link