Extended Care Paramedic Program Provides Better Health Care for Seniors
Seniors in some nursing homes now have access to enhanced on-site health care from highly trained paramedics, avoiding unnecessary trips to the hospital.
The Extended Care Paramedic program, delivered in partnership with Capital Health, offers seniors much of the same care they would receive in an emergency department, delivered by paramedics at their bedside.
Since the program began in February, 72 per cent of patients have been successfully assessed and treated at their nursing homes.
The program is available in 15 nursing homes in Halifax Regional Municipality.
Read the complete release on the Government's website.