Ontario Building New Long-Term Care Beds in MississaugaPublished on February 07, 2022
The Ontario government is creating 128 new long-term care beds for a new long-term care home in Mississauga.
Mississauga — The Ontario government is adding 128 new long-term care beds and building a new long-term care home, VMSA-Mississauga, in Mississauga that will offer culturally appropriate services to the Coptic Christian community.
This is part of the government’s $6.4 billion commitment to build more than 30,000 net new beds by 2028 and 28,000 upgraded long-term care beds across the province. The government's plan to fix long-term care and to ensure Ontario’s seniors get the quality of life they need and deserve is built on three pillars: staffing and care; accountability, enforcement, and transparency; and building modern, safe, comfortable homes for seniors. “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's Minister of Long-Term Care.
The new long-term care home in Mississauga will have a total of 128 long-term care beds and is proposed to be part of a campus of care which helps integrate the long-term care home into the broader health care system to ensure residents have access to the care they need. Construction is expected to start by Fall 2025.
"Building modernized long-term care in Ontario, after years of neglect, is a priority to our government," said Sheref Sabawy, MPP for Mississauga—Erin Mills, "It helps elevate the pressure from our hospitals and it provides a space for our most vulnerable to have the care they need and deserve."
Studies have shown that language and cultural-specific care delivers the best level of comfort for seniors, especially those in long-term care. The Ontario government has already created these linguistic-specific care homes for the Indus, Chinese, and Ukrainian communities, among many others. VMSA-Mississauga will be the first of its kind to serve the Arabic and Coptic communities in Mississauga.
- There are now 1,251 new and 629 upgraded long-term care beds in development, under construction or completed in Mississauga.
- As of today, Ontario now has 22,018 new and 17,620 upgraded beds in the development pipeline - which means more than 73 percent of the 30,000 net new beds being delivered are in the planning, construction and opening stages of the development process.
- Ontario plans to invest an additional $3.7 billion, beginning in 2024-25, on top of the historic $2.68 billion already invested, to support this new series of allocations for the development of 10,000 net new and more than 12,000 upgraded beds across the province. These historic investments would bring the total to $6.4 billion since spring 2019.
Watch the full announcement here: Ontario Building New Arabic and Coptic Long-Term Care Beds in Mississauga