Ontario Supporting More Long-Term Care Beds in Arnprior
Major Redevelopment of The Grove, Arnprior and District Nursing Home to Make Residents More Comfortable
Today in Arnprior, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that Ontario will add an additional 36 beds at The Grove, Arnprior and District Nursing Home, which would expand from 60 to 96 beds. The Premier also announced that the home has been approved for redevelopment and, once complete, will be a modern, comfortable and restorative place for residents to live.
The Premier shared breakfast and spoke to residents and staff of The Grove, which is operated by Arnprior Regional Health. The government is supporting The Grove's renewal as part of the Enhanced Long-Term Care Home Renewal Strategy, which will redevelop over 30,000 beds in more than 300 long-term care (LTC) homes across the province by 2025, bringing them up to current design standards.
The renewal of Ontario's LTC homes will improve quality of life for LTC home residents by transforming the look and feel of residences to create a more home-like environment. This includes spaces to support better dementia care, more intimate dining areas and the elimination of four-bed wards. Ontario continues to lead the way in expanding care in the community through investment in LTC, as well as home and community care, and specialized programs such as assisted living and adult day programs.
Ontario is increasing access to care, reducing wait times and improving the patient experience through its Patients First Action Plan for Health Care and OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare -- protecting health care today and into the future.
- The redevelopment of The Grove now enters concurrent Capital and Licensing review. The project is expected to begin construction in 2018 and to be completed by 2020.
- The proposed redevelopment of The Grove would establish a community hub model in Arnprior to deliver services for seniors in the community, such as adult day programs.
- Ontario is providing LTC homes — whose residents include seniors with complex care needs such as dementia and multiple medical conditions — with $80.5 million more for resident care in 2017–18, a two per cent increase to funding.
“Long-term care homes are truly people’s homes. Our support for The Grove’s redevelopment will give seniors in Arnprior a more comfortable and modern place to socialize, stay active and spend time with loved ones. This project and the dedication of this community is proof that when we work together with community partners, it is possible to keep long-term care homes viable in smaller communities.”