More Veterans eligible for long term care at Maison Paul Triquet
October 11, 2017 – Québec City – Veterans Affairs Canada
Canada’s Veterans and their families need to know that Canadians, and their Government, respect and appreciate their service and sacrifice. Veterans Affairs Canada has been supporting aging Veterans for over 100 years and understands the importance of supporting them in their home communities—where they feel comfortable and secure.
Sherry Romanado, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, is pleased to announce a new partnership agreement with Maison Paul Triquet and the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale. The new arrangement improves and expands Veteran access to long term care at Maison Paul Triquet.
Veterans—who are eligible for departmental support in a community bed—now have access and preferred admission to 15 beds at the long term care facility. To date, the new agreement has helped eleven Veterans access a long term care bed at Maison Paul Triquet. The 15 beds were, prior to the new agreement, only available to Second World War and Korean War Veterans.
Veterans Affairs Canada values its relationship with Maison Paul Triquet and is pleased to further develop their partnership. The new partnership agreement supports the Government of Canada’s commitment to improve service delivery to Veterans.
“I am pleased to announce the new agreement with Maison Paul Triquet and the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale, and our collective efforts to improve long-term care access for Veterans. Veterans Affairs Canada is proud of the exceptional care and support offered at Maison Paul Triquet.”
Sherry Romanado, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence
“The CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale is proud of its continued partnership with Veterans Affairs Canada and to offer its care expertise to the Veterans accommodated at Maison Paul Triquet.”
Guy Thibodeau, deputy CEO of CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale
Maison Paul Triquet is a home-care centre and long term care facility accommodating up to 61 Veterans. Veterans Affairs Canada provides funding for care and regular operations for 41 beds and the Province of Québec provides care and financial support for an additional 20 beds.
With this new agreement, the following Veterans now have preferred admission to 15 beds at Maison Paul Triquet:
o Veterans who served in Canada during the Second World War for a minimum of 365 days and are low-income;
o Canadian Armed Forces Veterans; and
o Allied Veterans.
No additional funding is required to improve Veterans’ access to the 15 preferred admission beds at Maison Paul Triquet.
Maison Paul Triquet is the eighth facility where VAC has established new agreements to improve Veterans’ access to long term care beds. The other home-care centres and long term care facilites accommodating Veterans include Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building, Ridgewood Veterans Wing, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Parkwood Institute, Perley and Rideau Veterans Health Centre, Veterans Lodge at Broadmead and Carewest Colonel Belcher.
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs Canada
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