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23 September 2018

More care, more time, more money; more support for caregivers and better facilities

Vaudreuil-Dorion, September 23, 2018. – Throughout the election campaign, the Quebec Liberal Party presented concrete proposals to make life easier for seniors and their loved ones, who support them every day.

More care:

  • More resources for home care, thanks to an additional investment of $200M per year;
  • Super-clinics that are open 7 days a week, 12 hours a day;
  • 1,000 new spaces in long-term health care facilities that are developed with special attention to people who require adapted environments;
  • More respite services for people suffering from serious illnesses throughout Quebec.

More time and money:

  • Free hospital parking for the first two hours and a daily maximum fee of $7;
  • The possibility of suspending or postponing one’s pension until age 75 to maximize work income;
  • Free public transportation for all seniors;
  • More services thanks to a $1000 increase for the home support tax credit;
  • Increase of $150 for the experienced workers’ tax credit;
  • Increase of $200 for the age-based tax credit, applicable as of age 70;
  • Free basic dental care for seniors with low incomes;
  • $150 more per year for seniors who receive the housing allowance.

More support for caregivers:

  • Support services and more assistance for caregivers;
  • A new tax credit to make changes in order to welcome a senior family member into your home.

Breaking isolation:

  • Free parking for those visiting residents in long-term health care facilities;
  • Support for the deployment of the TEL-AÎNÉS help line throughout Quebec.

Furthermore, the QLP has committed to systematically taking into consideration the aging population in the development of government actions and developing an action plan on caregiving after having assembled, as of the first year of the mandate, all stakeholders connected to caregiving at a national forum presided by the Premier.

Seniors have contributed to building our society; and for that we are grateful to them. Whether a senior chooses to live in their own home, in a residence or in a long-term health care facility, their living environment needs to be pleasant with services that are accessible and adapted to their needs. If they choose to, they should be able to work and benefit from it. In a second mandate, we want to continue to improve their quality of life by offering more care, more time, more money as well as measures to improve our facilities and break isolation. Taking care of those who took care of us is another way we are making life easier for Quebecers.

Philippe Couillard, Premier of Quebec and leader of the Quebec Liberal Party