Ontario is creating 192 new long-term care beds in Milton to help seniors better access high-quality care and continue to live happy and healthy lives.
Indira Naidoo-Harris, MPP for Halton was in Burlington today to make the announcement of the new bed allocation for Schlegel Villages in Milton. These new beds are part of the province’s commitment to build 5,000 new beds by 2022 and more than 30,000 new beds over the next decade.
Ontario is also investing more than $300 million over the next three years to hire an additional registered nurse at every long-term care home, and to increase the provincial average to four hours of daily care per resident by 2022. This will ensure that every home will have staff with specialized training in behavioural supports and in palliative and end-of-life care.
These investments, as well as a substantial 4.6 per cent increase in funding for the hospital sector and more support for home care, will improve access to care and reduce wait times in the health system to better meet the needs of a growing and aging population.
The government is also improving life for more seniors by:
Making long-term care better and more accessible is part of the government’s plan to support care, create opportunity and make life more affordable during this period of rapid economic change. The plan includes free prescription drugs for everyone under 25, and 65 or over, through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, and free preschool child care from 2 ½ to kindergarten.
“This new, 192 bed long term care facility is great news for Milton seniors. It will improve the quality of care for thousands of elderly residents in Halton region. It is part of our government's commitment to create 5000 new long term beds by 2022 in Ontario and will give families the support and care they need.“
— Indira Naidoo-Harris, MPP Halton
“I want to thank the Ontario government for making this investment in expanding long term care capacity in Mississauga Halton LHIN and for allowing Schlegel Villages to be a part of that expansion. Ultimately this investment will mean shorter waits for seniors in the community needing long term care and fewer seniors in hospital waiting for long term care placement. This translates into better care and a higher quality of life for seniors and makes the entire health system function more effectively. We are looking forward to developing these new 192 beds into a new full continuum of care Schlegel Village in Milton which will include LTC, retirement home, assisted living, memory care and seniors apartments all designed with our signature main street and town square. The new village will also operate as a seniors' health hub to support seniors in the surrounding community to live well and longer in their own homes.”
— James Schlegel, President and CEO, Schlegel Villages
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