Mississauga building more homes to take care of seniors in decades to come

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Published February 14, 2022 at 2:32 pm

Another new long-term care home has received the go-ahead to be built in Mississauga as the city adds to its ability to care for seniors in the coming decades.

The latest approved plan will see a new seniors home, VMSA-Mississauga, offer 128 long-term care beds for Mississauga’s Coptic Christian community.

The announcement was made last week in Mississauga, and  construction will begin in 2025. When completed, the facility will offer “culturally appropriate services” to the city’s Coptic Christian community, the Ontario government said in a release.

The provincial government is paying for the new long-term care home as part of its $6.4-billion commitment to build more than 30,000 new beds by 2028 and 28,000 upgraded long-term care beds across the province.

“Our government has a plan to fix long-term care and a key part of that plan is building modern, safe and comfortable homes for our seniors,” said Ontario Long-term Care Minister Paul Calandra. “When the renovations at this home are complete, it will be a place for 128 local seniors to call home, near their family and friends in Mississauga.”

Mississauga-Erin Mills MPP Sheref Sabawy said building modernized long-term care after years of neglect is a priority.

“Today’s announcement is the perfect example of the community and the government working together to ensure that our seniors can experience the best possible quality of life, supported by safe, high-quality care for years to come,” said Sabawy. “We are supporting the Arabic-speaking community through culturally-specific services and programs.”

The new long-term care home is proposed to be part of a campus of care that helps integrate the long-term care home into the broader healthcare system to ensure residents have access all care they need.

Mayor Bonnie Crombie described the long-term care plans as “important and timely investments” in Mississauga.

“Mississauga has a growing seniors population, and it’s only by building safe and comfortable homes that we can ensure that all Mississaugans are able to age with dignity,” she said.

There are now 1,251 new and 629 upgraded long-term care beds in development, under construction or completed in Mississauga.

Among the projects are:

  • 128 new beds allocated to VMSA-Mississauga
  • 412 new and 220 upgraded beds at Trillium Health Partners (Speakman site in south Mississauga)
  • 137 new and 55 upgraded beds at Schlegel Villages, Mississauga
  • 73 new and 151 upgraded beds at Tyndall Seniors Village, Mississauga
  • 43 new and 85 upgraded beds at Ivan Franko Homes Village Development
  • 320 new beds at Mississauga Seniors Care Partnership
  • 138 new and 118 upgraded beds at Streetsville Care Community (redevelopment)

 

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