New 160-bed long-term care home breaks ground in Mississauga

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Published October 27, 2023 at 2:11 pm

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Renderings: Ivan Franco Homes

A new long-term care home broke ground in Mississauga today.

Construction is underway on a 160-bed building for Ivan Franko Homes’ new, not-for-profit long-term care home at 3058 Winston Churchill Blvd. in Mississauga.

The new home will provide 75 new beds and 85 upgraded beds, according to a press release from the Ontario Ministry of Long-Term Care today (Oct. 27).

The home is expected to welcome its first residents in the winter of 2025.

The new building will feature design improvements, including larger resident common areas and air conditioning throughout the home. The design is centred around ‘resident home areas’, each of which creates a more intimate and familiar living space for up to 32 residents, with dining and activity areas, lounges and bedrooms.

The home is part of The Ivan Franko Homes Campus of Care, which, when complete, will be the most advanced elder healthcare facility in Canada, said George Horhota, chair of the board, Ivan Franko Homes.

It will support the full spectrum of older adults, from active, independent people in their 60s and 70s, to seniors with varying degrees of need for supportive health care, to those with frailties needing 24/7 care, said Horhota.

“The Campus of Care will advance the Ivan Franko Homes legacy of providing a secure, caring, and inspirational environment for Ukrainian seniors,” he said.

The Mississauga facility will offer culturally appropriate services to the Ukrainian-Canadian community.

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“After many years of planning and advocacy, I am thrilled that work is now finally underway to build this important long-term care home in my riding,” said Sheref Sabawy
MPP for Mississauga-Erin Mills.

Stan Cho, Minister of Long-Term Care, said there is a one time allocation of $21.4 million, as well as $65 million over the next 25 years for the project. The funding, along with donations from community members, is making the project a reality.

“Today marks a significant milestone for Mississauga,” said Cho.

Acting Mississauga Mayor Chris Fonseca said the city made the necessary approvals for permits for the building in an “eleventh-hour planning report.” And Councillor Matt Mahoney worked tirelessly on the project.

“This groundbreaking represents a step forward in all of our efforts to create a more inclusive and compassionate community for our older residents,” Fonseca said.

Seniors deserve appropriate care.

“After a lifetime of contributing to our community, overcoming challenges, and raising families, our seniors deserve nothing less,” said Horhota.

For more information on the project, see the Ivan Franko Homes website here.

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