$1.6 Million in New Funds to Protect HKLB Long-Term Care Homes

Long-term care homes in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock will receive a total of $1,602,100 in new funding to increase prevention and containment efforts during the second wave of COVID-19.

Our government is investing an additional $150 million to ensure that our long-term care homes have the resources they need to battle COVID-19. This new funding brings the total investment to protect long-term care homes since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic to $1.38 billion.

“Our government is focused on protecting our loved ones in long-term care homes by providing new funding to help reduce the risk of the virus from entering homes through enhanced prevention and containment measures,” said Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock.

Homes in HKLB receiving additional funding during the second wave include:  

Home Name

Additional P&C Funding in January 2021

Total P&C funding since March 2020

Caressant Care Lindsay Nursing Home

$94,000

$779,800

Caressant Care on McLaughlin Road

$81,500

$374,900

Case Manor Care Community

$167,600

$723,000

Centennial Place Long-Term Care Home

$38,100

$376,300

Bon Air Long Term Care Residence

$38,000

$379,000

Extendicare Haliburton

$80,800

$428,800

Extendicare Kawartha Lakes

$113,200

$361,800

Fenelon Court

$76,300

$512,900

Frost Manor

$39,400

$390,200

Highland Wood

$87,100

$288,100

Hyland Crest

$197,600

$443,400

Lakeview Manor

$277,400

$1,013,000

Springdale Country Manor

$40,600

$399,800

Victoria Manor Home for the Aged

$121,900

$573,300

Pinecrest Nursing Home

$148,600

$703,600

“We will continue to do everything we can to help stop the spread of this virus and protect our most vulnerable and the staff who have been working tirelessly to keep them safe,” said Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care. “From the start of the pandemic, we have taken quick and decisive action to make sure that homes have access to the resources they need to care for our loved ones.”

QUICK FACTS

  • Our government has launched one of the largest recruitment and training drives in the province’s history, to deliver on its commitment to provide an average of four hours of daily direct care for residents. This will make Ontario the Canadian leader in the provision of care. To implement its staffing plan, Ontario is increasing annual investments, culminating in $1.9 billion contributed annually by 2024-25, to create more than 27,000 new positions for personal support workers, registered nurses and registered practical nurses in long-term care.
  • During the second wave, the province has enhanced testing requirements for long-term care homes, and deployed rapid tests through a proof-of-concept program
  • The province’s vaccine strategy prioritizes the most vulnerable populations first, including health care workers and residents of long-term care homes, who are at higher risk of contracting the virus.
  • To address urgent staffing challenges in long-term care homes, hospitals have deployed rapid response teams of health care professionals. Additionally, the Ontario Workforce Reserve for Senior Support program is recruiting Resident Support Aides. The province has also put in place a Personal Support Worker Return of Service program and is fast tracking Personal Support Worker education and providing supports for new nursing graduates. Community paramedics have also assisted in homes, providing care and help with testing.