Ontario Investing over $4 Million to Immediately Increase Staffing in LTC, Leading to More Direct Care for Residents in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock

The Ontario government will provide up to $270 million this year to long-term care homes across the province to increase staffing levels, leading to more direct care for residents. This includes $4,199,774 for long-term care homes in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock. This is part of the province’s commitment to ensure long-term care residents receive—on average—four hours of direct care per day by 2024-25. It was also announced that as part of the government’s plan to fix long-term care, it will bring forward legislation that will enshrine its commitment to four hours of care into law.

These funds will increase care for residents at:

  • Hyland Crest Senior Citizens Home, in Minden, will receive up to $220,852 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents. By the year 2024-2025, the home will receive $1,352,700 annually more than their current funding.
  • Lakeview Manor, in Beaverton, will receive up to $530,758 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents. By the year 2024-2025, the home will receive $3,250,824 annually more than their current funding.
  • Victoria Manor Home for the Aged, in Lindsay, will receive up to $591,316 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents. By the year 2024-2025, the home will receive $3,621,732 annually more than their current funding.
  • Highland Wood, in Haliburton, will receive up to $106,861 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents. By the year 2024-2025, the home will receive $654,528 annually more than their current funding.
  • Bon Air Long-Term Care Residence, in Cannington, will receive up to $138,925 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents. By the year 2024-2025, the home will receive $850,896 annually more than their current funding.
  • Springdale County Manor, in Peterborough, will receive up to $242,225 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents. By the year 2024-2025, the home will receive $1,483,596 annually more than their current funding.
  • Case Manor Care Community, in Bobcaygeon, will receive up to $341,965 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents. By the year 2024-2025, the home will receive $2,094,504 annually more than their current funding.
  • Extendicare - Haliburton, in Haliburton, will receive up to $156,738 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents. By the year 2024-2025, the home will receive $959,976 annually more than their current funding.
  • Caressant Care Nursing and Retirement Home, in Lindsay, will receive up to $434,584 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents. By the year 2024-2025, the home will receive $2,661,756 annually more than their current funding.
  • Frost Manor, in Lindsay, will receive up to $170,985 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents. By the year 2024-2025, the home will receive $1,047,252 annually more than their current funding.
  • Extendicare – Kawartha Lakes, in Lindsay, will receive up to $227,978 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents. By the year 2024-2025, the home will receive $1,396,332 annually more than their current funding.
  • Fenelon Court, in Fenelon Falls, will receive up to $238,665 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents. By the year 2024-2025, the home will receive $1,461,780 annually more than their current funding.
  • Centennial Place, in Millbrook, will receive up to $455,957 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents. By the year 2024-2025, the home will receive $2,792,664 annually more than their current funding.
  • Caressant Care on McLaughlin Road, in Lindsay, will receive up to $341,965 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents. By the year 2024-2025, the home will receive $2,094,504 annually more than their current funding.

“This funding will allow long-term care homes in our community to hire additional staff so they can provide a better quality of care to local residents,” said Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock. “This is part of our government’s plan to train, hire, and retain thousands of new staff over the next four years.”

“We know that more qualified staff means more daily care for residents,” said Rod Phillips, Minister of Long-Term Care. “Hiring more staff is part of our government’s plan to fix long-term care and to improve the quality of care residents receive and the quality of life they experience.” 

Currently, residents receive an average of two hours and 45 minutes of direct care from nurses and personal support workers. This funding will increase the daily average to 3 hours, per resident per day by the end of this fiscal year. This funding also includes $42.8M to homes to increase care by allied health care professionals (such as physiotherapists and social workers) by 10% this year.

The government is investing $4.9 billion over four years to boost direct resident care to an average of four hours daily by increasing care staff by more than 27,000 people. Hiring thousands of new staff at long-term homes and increasing the amount of care they deliver each year will be made possible by annual funding increases to homes:

  • $270 million in 2021-22
  • $673 million in 2022-23
  • $1.25 billion in 2023-24
  • $1.82 billion in 2024-25

QUICK FACTS

  • Learn more about Ontario’s Long-Term Care Staffing Plan.
  • Through initiatives like the Supporting Professional Growth Fund, the government is working with partners to improve staff retention by highlighting long-term care as a career destination with rewarding opportunities for continuous learning and development.
  • The Ontario government has established the Staffing Supply Accelerator Group to support the objectives of the long-term care staffing plan. The group includes participation from major stakeholders and champions the innovation, expansion and acceleration of education and training opportunities to help meet the demand for long-term care staff.

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