Investments Drive Safety, Innovation in Long-Term Care

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The province is investing more than $3.5 million in workplace safety training and equipment for staff in continuing care, as well as offering more diverse programming for individuals in long-term care.

The Health Care Human Resource Sector Council will administer $2 million for workplace safety training and educational opportunities. AWARE-NS will administer about $1.5 million for the purchase of equipment that improves the safety of workers providing care.

“We are committed to doing better for Nova Scotians living in long-term care,” said Zach Churchill, Minister of Health and Wellness. “These investments are about putting people at the centre of care with a focus on strengthening and expanding the workforce, enhancing the physical and mental well-being of individuals in long-term care and developing programs that better meet individual needs.”

Organizations in the continuing care sector can start applying online Wednesday, May 26, at: https://hcsc.ca/training-fund-submission-form/ and https://awarens.ca/safety-equipment-fund/

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