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Irv Levin, (second from right) who is rehabilitating from a hip fracture, works with physiotherapist Marian Foltan at the MSK Outpatient Program at Toronto Rehab on Tuesday under the watchful eye of (L to R) UHN President and CEO Dr. Peter Pisters, Mario Sergio, the Minister Responsible for Seniors, and Dr. Eric Hoskins, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. (Photo: UHN)

Dr. Eric Hoskins, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, visited Toronto Rehab to announce funding to expand rehabilitation services and programs for older adults in Ontario.

"Providing seniors with more support to recover after injury or being in hospital will allow them to return home and stay out of the hospital," Minister Hoskins told a news conference at University Centre.

Dr. Peter Pisters, UHN President and CEO, hosted Dr. Hoskins and Mario Sergio, the Minister Responsible for Seniors, and recognized the importance of this new funding for UHN patients.

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Occupational therapist Bindhu Sadasivan, an Advanced Practice Leader for Toronto Rehab’s Geriatric Program, addresses Tuesday’s news conference at University Centre. (Photo: UHN)​

"At Toronto Rehab we are dedicated to working with older adults who may have suffered a fall or perhaps need help managing multiple age-related health issues, " Dr. Pisters said at Tuesday's announcement. "Our goal is to safely return our patients back to their lives; back to independence."

The additional funding will benefit patients in programs such as Geriatric Rehab.

"Overall, our program helps assist frail older adults maximize their safety and independence so that they are able to return or continue to live in the community," said Bindhu Sadasivan, the Advanced Practice Leader, Geriatric Rehab, Toronto Rehab.

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Dr. Samir Sinha, director of geriatrics for UHN and Mount Sinai Hospital, speaks at Tuesday's news conference. (Photo: UHN News)
For full details of the announcement by Minister Hoskins, click here​.

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