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Construction To Begin On New Long Term Care Home In Bowmanville

KAWARTHA LAKES-Construction will soon be underway at Glen Hill Gardens, a new long-term care home in Bowmanville.

“Congratulations to Glen Hill Gardens on their ground-breaking for a brand new home. Our government is fixing 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. “Two new long-term care homes have opened in Durham Region since spring 2021 and with the addition of Glen Hill Gardens, 224 residents will have a new place to call home in Bowmanville, near their family and friends.”

Glen Hill Terrace Christian Homes Inc., a not-for-profit long-term care organization, is proposing to operate Glen Hill Gardens pending final government approvals. The home is expected to welcome its first residents in early 2025 and will provide 125 new and 99 upgraded beds, for a total of 224 safe long-term care beds in Bowmanville. This brand-new building will have specific design improvements, including private rooms, no ward rooms, larger resident common areas and air conditioning throughout the home.

“Our organization is committed to enriching the lives of our residents. The new Glen Hill Gardens long-term care home will provide a safe, modern and comfortable home for our residents. Today’s ground-breaking brings the vision of our Durham Christian Homes membership closer to completion. We would like to thank the government for their continued commitment to our residents, current and future, and look forward to making the dream a reality. The redevelopment of long-term care homes across Ontario is integral to the present and future needs of our ageing population.” said Ruth McFarlane
Chief Executive Officer, Durham Christian Homes Society Inc.

This project will also be eligible to apply for the government’s time-limited construction funding subsidy increase, designed to help fast-track the start of construction of new and upgraded long-term care beds across the province by the end of summer 2023. The additional construction subsidy increase of up to $35 per bed, per day for 25 years will help more beds get built sooner.

“Our government is on track to build 30,000 new long-term care beds in the province by 2028, with 31,705 new and 28,648 upgraded beds in various stages of development. The recent increase to the construction funding subsidy will help ensure that more beds are built in Bowmanville sooner, especially in the Clarington area which is one of the fastest growing communities in the GTA.” stated Todd McCarthy MPP for Durham.

In addition to projects like Glen Hill Gardens in Bowmanville, Ontario is supporting another 11 projects in Durham Region, including the development of long-term care homes in Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering, Newcastle, Bowmanville, Courtice, Port Perry, Cannington and Uxbridge. Together, these 12 projects will provide 1,504 new and 968 upgraded long-term care beds, for a total of 2,472 beds built to modern design standards according to officials.

 

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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