KAWARTHA LAKES-The Ontario government says it is adding 73 new and 247 upgraded long-term care beds to modernize and expand two long-term care homes in Cannington and the City of Kawartha Lakes.
“Our government has a plan to fix long-term care and a key part of that plan is building modern, safe, and comfortable homes for our seniors,” said Paul Calandra, Minister of Long-Term Care. “When these two homes in Cannington and the City of Kawartha Lakes are completed, 320 residents will have a new place to call home, near their family and friends.”
Bon-Air Long-Term Care Residence in Cannington will add 73 new and 55 upgraded beds in a new building for the existing home. OMNI in the City of Kawartha Lakes will add 192 upgraded beds in a new building according to the province.
“Our government is continuing to build and improve existing beds in Kawartha Lakes and Cannington,” said Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock. “These two new projects will help us better meet the growing demand for long-term care and reduce waitlists for local residents who deserve upgraded spaces and high-quality care within their own communities.”
The homes will address the residents’ needs by providing proposed services such as specialized behavioural support, palliative care, or partnerships within the health and education sector.
Officials say construction for these projects is expected to start between Fall 2023 and Winter 2024
There are now 1,458 new and 950 upgraded long-term care beds in development, under construction or completed in Durham and Kawartha Lakes Counties according to the province.
The government has a plan to fix long-term care and to ensure Ontario’s seniors get the quality of care and quality of life they need and deserve both now and in the future. The plan is built on three pillars: staffing and care; accountability, enforcement, and transparency; and building modern, safe, comfortable homes for seniors.