Long-term care homes throughout Niagara get $294,000 in funding

Published March 15, 2023 at 4:40 pm

Niagara West MPP Sam Oosterhoff

Nineteen separate seniors projects throughout Niagara Region got $294,513 in provincial funding today (March 15), aimed at improving the facilities’ diagnostic equipment.

In an announcement from Grimsby’s Deer Park Villa, a local long-term care home administered by Niagara Region, Paul Calandra, provincial Minister of Long-Term Care, said the funding was given to help seniors with complex medical needs like dementia and bariatric care connect to specialized care and supports in their long-term care home instead of a hospital.

Niagara West MPP Sam Oosterhoff, who was at the announcement, said afterwards, “Today’s announcement in Grimsby highlights our government’s commitment to fix Ontario’s long-term care system and ensure seniors in Niagara get the quality of care and quality of life they need and deserve.”

“The regional projects funded through the Local Priorities Fund will better accommodate residents in Niagara with complex needs and help fulfill our government’s goal of connecting seniors to care when they need it and where they need it.”

Niagara Regional Chair Jim Bradley, also in attendance, added, “The diagnostic equipment that will be purchased with these funds will be utilized to improve the care and quality of life of our residents.”

Some of the local projects will do this by helping residents get the specialized care they need in their long-term care home without having to go to the emergency room or be admitted to hospital.

Others will support the admission into homes of people who no longer require acute care in hospital, but who have complex needs that can be difficult to accommodate without specialized services and supports.

The projects across Niagara that are receiving funding include:
  • $47,840 to Heidehof Long-Term Care Home in St Catharines, for diagnostic equipment, bariatric equipment, 36 slings and 14 tumble mats;
  • $17,200 to Heidehof Long-Term Care Home in St Catharines, for additional diagnostic equipment;
  • $24,889 to Foyer Richelieu Welland, for diagnostic equipment, an infusion pump and stand, a suction machine, and specialized dementia training;
  • $19,421 to Royal Rose Place in Welland for diagnostic equipment;
  • $17,642 to Albright Manor in Beamsville, for diagnostic equipment;
  • $17,306 to Shalom Manor in Grimsby, for diagnostic equipment;
  • $17,141 for diagnostic equipment to each of five (5) long-term care homes: Crescent Park Lodge (Fort Erie), Maple Park Lodge (Fort Erie), Millennium Trail Manor (Niagara Falls), Oakwood Park Lodge (Niagara Falls), Valley Park Lodge (Niagara Falls);
  • $15,500 to Linhaven, in St. Catharines, for diagnostic equipment; and,
  • $7,000 for diagnostic equipment to each of seven (7) long-term care homes: Albright Manor (Beamsville), Gilmore Lodge (Fort Erie), Deer Park Villa (Grimsby), The Meadows of Dorchester (Niagara Falls), Upper Canada Lodge (Niagara-on-the-Lake), D.H. Rapelje Lodge (Welland), and The Woodlands of Sunset (Welland).
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