Ontario Provides Additional Protection for Retirement Home Residents and Staff in Nepean

Published on March 17, 2021

The investment will help cover costs for COVID related expenses

NEPEAN — The Ontario government is investing $30 million to help the retirement home sector cover COVID-19 related costs such as hiring, training and testing additional staff, and sanitizing residences and purchasing supplies to prevent and contain the spread of infection. This funding is in addition to the $30.9 million that the province provided retirement homes earlier in the pandemic. Locally, $349,297.70 is being invested to help keep our Nepean seniors safe.

Nepean Retirement Home

Total payments to Home

Barrhaven Manor

$ 44,243.55

Chartwell Stillwater Creek Retirement Residence

$ 70,548.39

Prince of Wales Manor

$ 47,226.57

Robertson House

$ 45,057.10

Thorncliffe Place Retirement Home

$ 33,667.38

V!VA Barrhaven Retirement Community

$ 54,819.72

Lynwood Park Lodge     

$ 53,734.99

“The health and well-being of seniors is of the utmost importance to our government,” said Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism, and Culture Industries and Nepean MPP. “This investment will make a significant impact on our Nepean retirement homes and increase Infection Prevention and Control measures to keep residents and workers safe.”

“Retirement home operators are working tirelessly to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep residents and staff safe,” said Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility. “Our government’s additional funding will enable retirement homes to purchase more critical supplies like PPE, products to carry out deep cleaning, or to support more on-site testing to help further prevent and contain outbreaks.”

“Our priority since the start of the pandemic has been clear – protecting people’s health. That means ensuring retirement home operators and staff have the resources they need to keep people safe,” said Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister of Finance and President of the Treasury Board. “Making sure our seniors are protected and cared for is part of our plan to do whatever is necessary to defeat COVID-19.”

QUICK FACTS

  • Ontario has more than 770 retirement homes with the capacity to house more than 66,000 residents.
  • Visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how the province continues to protect the people of Ontario from COVID-19.
  • By 2023, there will be 3 million Ontarians over the age of 65 – older adults are the province’s fastest-growing demographic.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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