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LTC homes in Hastings-L&A to receive over $3M in government funding

John M. Parrott Centre. Still via Lennox and Addington Township YouTube video.

Long-term care homes across the province will be able to provide more direct care for patients due to new funding, according to the Ontario Government.

Up to $270 million will be provided to long-term care homes across the province this year to increase staffing levels. This includes $3,141,824 for long-term care homes in Hastings-Lennox & Addington.

“This funding will allow homes in our community to hire and retain more staff so they can provide more care to residents, every day,” said MPP Daryl Kramp in a statement. “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.”

Funding, and therefore care, will increase for residents at:

  • Caressant Care Marmora, in Marmora, which 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.
  • E.J. McQuigge Lodge, in Cannifton, which will receive up to $163,859 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents. By the year 2024-2025, the home will receive $1,003,608 annually more than their current funding.
  • Friendly Manor, in Deseronto, which will receive up to $213,731 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents. By the year 2024-2025, the home will receive $1,309,056 annually more than their current funding.
  • Hastings Centennial Manor, in Bancroft, which will receive up to $391,837 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents. By the year 2024-2025, the home will receive $2,399,952 annually more than their current funding.
  • Helen Henderson Nursing Home, in Amherstview, which will receive up to $370,464 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents. By the year 2024-2025, the home will receive $2,269,032 annually more than their current funding.
  • John M Parrott Centre, in Napanee, which will receive up to $598,442 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents. By the year 2024-2025, the home will receive $3,665,376 annually more than their current funding.
  • Lennox and Addington County General Hospital, in Napanee, which will receive up to $71,240 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents. By the year 2024-2025, the hospital will receive $436,344 annually more than their current funding.
  • Moira Place, in Tweed, which 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, and
  • Pine Meadow Nursing Home, in Northbrook which 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.
  • Stirling Manor Nursing Home, in Stirling, which will receive up to $256,477 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents. By the year 2024-2025, the home will receive $1,570,872 annually more than their current funding.
  • Village Green Nursing Home, in Selby, which 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.

“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, according to a release from MPP Kramp’s office. 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 per cent this year.

According to the release, 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

Accelerated Personal Support Worker programs are underway at colleges across the province. On Feb. 25, 2021, the Ontario government announced funding for the accelerated program that covers students’ tuition and other expenses. The free, accelerated program was announced by the Government of Ontario to address PSW staffing shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic. The province hopes to have as many as 8,000 new graduates working by fall 2021.

At St. Lawrence College, students began the accelerated program in April, May, and June across the College’s three campuses, and are now participating in their paid placements at one of three LTC homes in the area. The accelerated program allows participants to graduate with full credentials within six months. The standard PSW programs at colleges take eight months to complete.

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  • October 8, 2021 at 8:57 am
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    Are these funds restricted to staffing salaries and benefits as opposed to funding ‘aimed’ at staffing increases through general revenue? In other words can the money be used for management salaries or plant maintenance?

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