Local LTC homes get provincial boost via $2.2m in funding

Five long-term care homes in Mississauga will get a $2.2 million cash injection to shore up funding needs via provincial support.

The province announced Wednesday that $2,247,723 would be given to the LTC homes as part of a larger $270 million funding package to increase staffing levels. The local investment will target some of the city’s hardest-hit homes, including several in south Mississauga. Sheridan Villa will receive up to $505,829 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents.

By the year 2024- 2025, the home will receive $3,098,112 annually more than their current funding. Camilla Care Community will receive up to $730,242 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents. By the year 2024- 2025, the home will receive $4,472,616 annually more than their current funding.

The Mississauga Long-Term Care Facility, located in Port Credit, will receive up to $167,419 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents. By the year 2024- 2025, the home will receive $1,025,436 annually more than their current funding. Erin Mills Lodge will receive up to $270,725 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents.

By the year 2024- 2025, the home will receive $1,658,136 annually more than their current funding. Chartwell Wenleigh will receive up to $573,509 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents. By the year 2024-2025, the home will receive $3,512,640 annually more than their current funding.

The province will provide additional funding increases over the next four years, reaching $1.82 billion in total funding by 2024-25. The funding will allow LTC homes in the community to hire and retain more staff so they can provide more care to residents, every day, Mississauga-Lakeshore MPP Rudy Cuzzetto said Wednesday.

“This is part of our government’s plan to hire thousands of new staff over the next four years to ensure those living in long-term care get the high-quality care they need and deserve,” Cuzzetto told Asia Metro Weekly. The funding is aimed at increasing the daily support time for direct care from workers and nurses, from a daily average of two hours and 45 minutes to three hours. $42.8 million will also be invested towards boosting direct care and support from some health care professionals, including physiotherapists and social workers, by ten per cent over the coming year.

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