GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO
KITCHENER — The Ontario government is adding 364 new and 84 upgraded long-term care beds and building three new long-term care homes in the Region of Waterloo. This is part of the government’s $6.4 billion commitment to build more than 30,000 net new beds by 2028 and about 28,000 upgraded long-term care beds across the province.
“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 Rod Phillips, Minister of Long-Term Care. “When these projects are completed, three new long-term care homes in the Region of Waterloo will provide a safe, modern, comfortable place for residents to call home, near their family and friends.”
The 364 new and 84 upgraded long-term care beds will be built at three new long-term care homes:
- 12 new and 84 upgraded beds at Schlegel Villages’ The Village of Winston Park in Kitchener. This will expand a new building currently under construction. It will replace the existing home to provide a total of 288 long-term care beds for the community and is expected to open by Spring 2023;
- 192 new beds at a brand new home in Cambridge operated by peopleCare, with construction expected to start by Spring 2023; and
- 160 new beds at a brand new home in St. Jacobs operated by peopleCare, with construction expected to start by Spring 2023.
Today’s announcement brings the total number of long-term care beds in development or under construction in the Region of Waterloo to 888 new and 597 upgraded beds, which also includes the following projects:
- 97 new and 95 upgraded beds previously allocated to The Village of Winston Park in Kitchener;
- 108 new beds at Fairview Mennonite Homes in Cambridge;
- 95 new and 97 upgraded beds at Nithview Community Expansion in New Hamburg;
- 60 new beds at Trinity Village Care Centre in Kitchener;
- 33 new and 95 upgraded beds at Cambridge Country Manor in Cambridge;
- 51 new and 114 upgraded beds at Saint Luke’s Place in Cambridge;
- 80 new and 112 upgraded beds at peopleCare Kitchener.
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.