Ontario Adding 28 New Long-Term Care Spaces and Upgrading 100 Existing Spaces in Oxford

WOODSTOCK -The Ontario government is moving forward with a new long-term care home project in Oxford to help reduce local waitlists and improve the quality of care and quality of life for our seniors. This initiative is part of the 2020 Budget, Ontario’s Action Plan: Protect, Support, Recover, a comprehensive action plan to respond to the serious health and economic impacts of COVID-19.

Ernie Hardeman, MPP for Oxford, said peopleCare Tavistock has been approved for the development of 28 new spaces and the upgrade of 100 existing spaces, resulting in a new 128-bed home in Tavistock as part of a campus of care.

“The Ontario government continues to provide record investment into long-term care so that our seniors can live in the safe, modern and comfortable homes they deserve,” said Ernie Hardeman, MPP for Oxford. “This new and upgraded long-term care home is excellent news for Oxford and will build on peopleCare’s record of providing top-quality service to residents and their families in our community.”

“We are thrilled to receive this news and to have this opportunity to build a state-of-the art long-term care home in the place where peopleCare’s culture of caring and community service first began,” says Brent Gingerich, Chairman and CEO, peopleCare. “We appreciate the government’s commitment to investing in long-term care in Ontario and extend our thanks to Minister Fullerton and MPP Ernie Hardeman for their ongoing support.”

On Friday, Minister Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care, announced the Ontario government is moving forward with 29 new long-term care projects across the province, which will lead to an additional 3,000 new and upgraded long-term care spaces. Among the 29 new long-term care projects, 19 will include campuses of care where multiple services are provided for residents on the same site.

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Media inquiries:

Ernie Hardeman, MPP for Oxford

(519) 537-5222