Ontario is opening 20 new long-term care beds in Huntsville to help seniors access the care they need, closer to home.
These new beds are part of Ontario’s commitment to create 5,000 long-term care beds over the next four years and more than 30,000 over the next decade. These new beds will be in addition to 76 existing beds at Fairvern Nursing Home that will be redeveloped, forming a new 96-bed home.
This investment is part of Aging with Confidence: Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors, which has more than 20 new initiatives to help seniors access the supports they need. The plan includes 15 million more hours of nursing, personal support and therapeutic care for long-term care home residents, a free annual high-dose influenza vaccine for seniors, and a new one-stop website where seniors can find information about tax credits, drug coverage, powers of attorney, recreation programs and more.
Improving seniors’ access to the care they need is part of Ontario’s plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change. The plan includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.