Designated Physiotherapy Clinics Association



Designated Physiotherapy Clinics Association

February 20, 2013 10:11 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Ontario's Leading Physiotherapy Organization to Discuss Its Proposal for Providing Seniors With Much-Needed OHIP-Funded Physiotherapy

ALEXANDRIA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 20, 2013) - Thousands of ambulatory seniors across Ontario - including hundreds right here in Alexandria and throughout Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry counties - cannot access OHIP-funded physiotherapy, despite the fact that it's a proven and cost-effective way to keep our seniors healthy and out of the hospital.

Ontario's Designated Physiotherapy Clinics want to change that. They currently provide high-quality, low-cost, OHIP-funded physiotherapy to more than 150,000 Ontario seniors, children, social assistance recipients and disabled persons. The Designated Physiotherapy Clinics Association (DPCA) has a plan for providing physiotherapy to all Ontario seniors who need it, in order that they can continue living in their own homes.

The DPCA proposes to partner with Long-Term Care (LTC) homes, retirement residences, and seniors' activity centres. These facilities would act as a physiotherapy treatment "hub" for ambulatory seniors.

Please join Bill Arvanitis of the DPCA and Terry Dubé of Community Nursing Home Alexandria to learn about how Alexandria and area seniors would benefit from the plan.

WHO:
Bill Arvanitis
Treasurer
Designated Physiotherapy Clinics Association (DPCA)
Terry Dubé
Administrator
Community Nursing Home Alexandria
WHAT:
A plan to provide much-needed OHIP-funded physiotherapy to Alexandria and area seniors.
WHEN
Thursday, February 21, 11:00 a.m.
WHERE:
Community Nursing Home Alexandria
92 Centre Street
Alexandria, Ontario
613.525.2022
www.cnhalexandria.ca

About Designated Physiotherapy Clinics (DPCs)

The province's 94 OHIP-funded Designated Physiotherapy Clinics (DPCs) have provided high-quality, low-cost care to more than 150,000 Ontario seniors, children, social assistance recipients and disabled persons each year in community clinics, Long-Term Care homes and retirement residences for almost 50 years. DPC physiotherapists provide high-quality, safe and effective treatment on a fee-for-service basis in Ontario for only $12.20 per treatment.

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