Ontario Funding New Long-Term Care Beds in Cornwall and Lancaster

January 28, 2022
By Bob Peters

Cornwall Ontario – Ontario is funding two new long-term care homes and adding 143 new and 113 upgraded long-term care beds in Cornwall and Lancaster.

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“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 these two homes are completed, they will be places for seniors in Cornwall and Lancaster to call home, near their friends and family.”

The funding supports the development of Ted Laurier Place in Cornwall (formerly Sandfield Place) and the Lancaster Long-Term Care Residence in Lancaster.

“This is great news. It is very important that we continue to invest in long-term care while ensuring our residents can continue to live in their communities, enjoying the very best quality of life possible,” said Jim McDonell, MPP for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry. “We need to meet the long-term care needs of today and the future.”

The new long-term care home in Cornwall will have a total of 128 long-term care beds. It has proposed to offer services to address palliative care needs and cultural services for the Francophone community. Construction is expected to start by Spring 2023.

“The additional long-term care beds will assist with a recognized need in our community,” said Glen Grant, Mayor of the City of Cornwall. “We want to thank the provincial government for recognizing and reacting to the long-term care needs in our community.”

The new long-term care home in Lancaster will have a total of 128 long-term care beds and will partner closely with local hospitals. Construction is expected to start by Fall 2023.

“The Township of South Glengarry is extremely pleased and proud to see the investment in more long-term care beds for Lancaster,” said Lyle Warden, Mayor of South Glengarry. “This project provides more choices for seniors to live in our community as long as our residents wish. Part of our strategic plan is improving quality of life in our community. Today’s announcement is an exciting step towards further improving life for seniors and their families in our Township. We are also very grateful for the ongoing commitment of the Ontario government to modernize long-term care.”

There are now 333 new and 627 upgraded long-term care beds in development or under construction in the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, including the following projects:

  • 75 new and 53 upgraded beds allocated to the redevelopment of Sandfield Place as 458422 Ontario Limited for Ted Laurier Place in Cornwall, announced today;
  • 68 new and 60 upgraded beds allocated to DTOC II Long Term Care LP for Lancaster Long-Term Care Residence in Lancaster, announced today;
  • 95 new and 65 upgraded beds to Southbridge Care Homes Inc. at Southbridge Cornwall in Cornwall;
  • 17 new and 111 upgraded beds to Omni Health Care Limited Partnership at Woodland Villa in Long Sault;
  • 10 new and 118 upgraded beds to Heartwood Operating Inc. at Heartwood in Cornwall;
  • 38 new and 122 upgraded beds to the licensee Maxville Manor at Maxville Manor in Maxville; and
  • 30 new and 98 upgraded beds to Rural Healthcare Innovations Inc. at Dundas Manor in Winchester.

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.

Quick Facts

  • 71 percent of the 30,000 net new beds being delivered are in the planning, construction and opening stages of the development process.
  • an additional $3.7 billion will be invested 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.
  • 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.

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