If you’re a senior citizen living in a long-term care facility, you can expect fewer physiotherapy sessions despite the province announcing more funding, local doctors say.

The Ontario Health Ministry announced it will invest $156 million so 200,000 more seniors and patients will have access to more one-on-one physiotherapy, group exercise classes and fall prevention services in long-term care homes starting in August.

But what the province is touting as an increase in funding is actually less than what the ministry funded last year, meaning fewer seniors will be able to access physiotherapy that keeps them mobile and out of the hospital, internal medicine and geriatric medicine specialist Dr. Janice Lessard said.

 

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