Designated Physiotherapy Clinics Association



Designated Physiotherapy Clinics Association

March 04, 2013 12:14 ET

REPEAT-Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: Ontario's Leading Physiotherapy Organization to Discuss Its Proposal for Providing Seniors With Much-Needed OHIP-Funded Physiotherapy

GANANOQUE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 4, 2013) - Thousands of ambulatory seniors across Ontario - including hundreds in Gananoque, and throughout Leeds-Grenville County - 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 Retirement Residences, Long-Term Care (LTC) homes, and seniors' activity centres. These facilities would act as a physiotherapy treatment "hub" for ambulatory seniors.

Please join Tony Melles of the DPCA and Brett Gibson of the Carveth Care Centre to learn about how Gananoque and area seniors would benefit from the plan.

WHO:
Tony Melles
Executive Director
Designated Physiotherapy Clinics Association (DPCA)
Brett Gibson
Administrator/Owner
Carveth Care Centre
WHAT:
A plan to provide much-needed OHIP-funded physiotherapy to Gananoque and area seniors.
WHEN:
Monday, March 4, 3:00 pm
WHERE:
Carveth Care Centre
375 James Street,
Gananoque, Ontario
613.382.4752
www.gibsonfamilyhealthcare.com

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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