2 new long-term care homes open in Mississauga

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Published November 3, 2023 at 11:08 am

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Photos: Wellbrook Place

Two new long-term care homes are set to open next week in Mississauga.

Wellbrook Place, two “state-of-the-art” long-term care homes at 2180 Speakman Dr. in Mississauga will officially begin welcoming residents on Nov. 7, according to a press release from Partners Community Health which will operate the homes.

Wellbrook Place brings 632 much-needed new long-term care beds to the city, the press release notes. The province estimates the population of seniors is set to triple by the year 2040 in Mississauga.

Wellbrook Place was built by Trillium Health Partners in partnership with Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Long-Term Care.

“These new state-of-the-art homes will connect more seniors in Mississauga to the 24/7 care they need close to their loved ones and close to their communities for generations to come,” said Premier Doug Ford in the press release.

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Wellbrook Place was completed under the Ontario Government’s Accelerated Build Pilot program, announced at the onset of the pandemic, and was also built quickly thanks to a donation from Gerry Beasley.

Wellbrook Place will be part of a “seniors’campus of care” that will include Mississauga’s first residential 12-bed hospice, operated by Heart House Hospice, a Health Services Building, and a Dialysis Centre, that will be operated by Trillium Health Partners in early 2024.

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It’s hoped the campus will help avoid unplanned hospitalization of seniors and help them receive the right care where they live.

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“Wellbrook Place represents an exciting new chapter for the City of Mississauga, and our senior population living throughout the region,” said Tess Romain, president of Partners Community Health. “Through these new homes, Seniors’ Hub and broader campus, we are excited to continue developing a learning and leading healthcare organization providing best-in-class services across the aging continuum.”

Partners Community Health is an independent, not-for-profit, charitable organization founded in 2021.

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Key features of Wellbrook Place include:

  • A combined total of 632 single-occupancy bedrooms throughout both homes, with shared bathrooms for residents living in basic accommodations.
  • Enhanced HVAC and modern infection prevention and control measures.
  • Common spaces and lounges, a residents’ salon, spiritual care services, central therapy, flexible private family dining rooms, and designated spaces for resident and community programming.
  • Outdoor terraces and courtyards on the ground floor, and patios in each resident neighbourhood.
  • Food prepared on site and in serveries on each floor and personalized meal options.
  • Supports for those with complex care needs, including two secure units designed with features to safely care for people living with advanced dementia including, innovative WanderGuard elopement prevention technology and specialized care staff.
  • Bariatric (obesity care) rooms throughout the homes, built and furnished to support an underserved long-term care home population.

For more information on Wellbrook Place, visit www.wellbrookplace.ca.

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