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Ontario Building New Long-Term Care Beds in Orillia

Ongoing investments in new projects will protect our progress by bringing much-needed
beds to the province

NEWS RELEASE: April 27, 2022

ORILLIA — The Ontario government is adding 34 new and upgrading 94 beds at the Revera Oak Terrace Long Term Care Home in Orillia. This is part of the government’s $6.4 billion commitment to build more than 30,000 net new beds by 2028 and 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 Paul Calandra, Minister of Long-Term Care. “When the construction at this home is complete, it will be a place for local seniors to call home, near their family and friends.”

“The 34 new and 94 upgraded beds for Oak Terrace is positive news for Orillia and their families as we work to ensure that seniors across the Simcoe County have access to the quality care that they deserve,” said Jill Dunlop, MPP for Simcoe North.”

There are now 859 new and 764 upgraded long-term care beds in development, under construction or completed in the Simcoe County, including the following projects:

  • 16 new beds announced for Georgian Manor in Penetanguishene today, plus 3 new beds previously allocated to this home;
  • 104 new and 152 upgraded beds announced for Owen Hill Care Community today;
  • 51 new and 109 upgraded beds at The Villa Care Centre in Midland;
  • 160 new beds at Saint Mary’s Care Centre in Orillia;
  • 68 new and 60 upgraded beds at Sara Vista in Elmvale;
  • 128 new beds at Victoria Village Manor in Barrie;
  • 2 new and 62 upgraded beds at Grove Park Home for Senior Citizens in Barrie;
  • 80 new and 112 upgraded beds at Schlegel Villages in Barrie;
  • 64 new and 66 upgraded beds at IOOF Seniors Homes in Barrie;
  • 47 new and 49 redeveloped beds at Stayner Care Centre;
  • 36 new and 60 upgraded beds at Collingwood Nursing Home; and
  • 34 new beds at Simcoe Manor and Village in Beeton.

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.

“We have had a lack of quality care beds for seniors for many years. The Pandemic has both highlighted and exacerbated this shortage. The new and upgraded beds ‘in the pipeline’ announced yesterday, along with the commitment to four hours of care per patient per day and greater oversight, is great news, and will go a long way in addressing this critical need,” said Steve Clarke, Mayor for the City of Orillia.

Beyond the bed expansion, Wendy Gilmour, Senior Vice President, Long Term Care, Revera added: “The redevelopment and expansion of Oak Terrace demonstrates Revera’s commitment to renewing our long term care infrastructure. The new, larger 128-bed home will incorporate the latest design standards to create a safe, home-like environment for residents, better working conditions for staff, and greater access to care in Orillia. Revera looks forward to working with Ministry of Long-Term Care and the City of Orillia in getting this project underway.”

QUICK FACTS

  • Ontario has 31,705 new and 28,648 upgraded beds in the development pipeline — which means that the province is on track to deliver 30,000 net new beds by 2028.
  • Ontario plans to invest an additional $3.7 billion, beginning in 2024-25, on top of the historic $2.68 billion already invested, to support this new series of allocations for the development of 10,000 net new and more than 12,000 upgraded beds across the province. These historic investments would bring the total to $6.4 billion since spring 2019.
  • In response to the evolving Omicron situation, the Province has put additional measures in place to protect residents, staff and caregivers, including making fourth doses of the COVID-19 vaccine available to residents who received their third dose at least three months ago, and making third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for staff, students, volunteers, caregivers and support workers.

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