New long-term care building opens in Brampton
By Rob BlackstienHealth & Safety
Ontario is spending big dollars to improve access to long-term care.
As part of Ontario’s commitment to increase access to long-term care, Faith Manor in Brampton has just opened a new 160-bed long-term care building.
This new facility adds much-needed spaces to Brampton as part of the province’s $2.68 billion investment to deliver 30,000 new beds over a 10-year span.
“Our government is fixing Ontario’s long-term care system and building new facilities, like Faith Manor, is a key part of our plan,” said Minister of Long-term Care Rod Phillips. “Faith Manor is providing a safe, modern, comfortable place for 160 local seniors to call home – close to family and friends while getting the care they need.”
Among Faith Manor’s design improvements are semi-private and private rooms, no ward rooms and air conditioning throughout.
“After years of neglect and underinvestment by previous governments, this new home will be a great asset for the community and the families who live here,” said Amarjot Sandhu, MPP for Brampton West.
- Building new long-term care homes and upgrading existing older homes to modern standards is part of the Government of Ontario’s Long-Term Care Modernization Plan.
- The Ontario government is making a historic $2.68 billion investment in long-term care development. That includes a $933 million investment in 80 new long-term care projects this past March. This will lead to thousands of new and upgraded long-term care spaces across the province.
- Ontario now has 20,161 new and 15,918 upgraded beds in the development pipeline – which means more than 60 per cent of the 30,000 net new beds being delivered are in the planning, construction and completed stages of the development process.
- As of February 2021, more than 40,000 people were on the waitlist to access a long-term care bed in Ontario. The average wait time is 147 days for residents currently living in community settings.