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Groundbreaking kicks off construction of new LTC home in Kingston

As with many large construction projects, the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Extendicare long-term care (LTC) home in Kingston serves as a milestone, and signals the start of a $51 million project, which is scheduled for completion in February of 2023. Tucked away behind the RioCan centre on Gardiners Road

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First long-term care workers in Kingston get COVID-19 vaccines

The first long-term care workers in southeastern Ontario received their initial doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine today, at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), the only COVID-19 vaccine dispenser in the region so far. “I have never in my life been so excited or thankful to receive a vaccine,” says

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Extendicare Kingston

KFL&A Public Health announced an outbreak at Extendicare Kingston on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Extendicare Kingston released a statement on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, stating they are working closely with public health to contain spread of COVID-19 at their facility. “At this time, we have received a positive test result

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Opinion: Rebuild of Extendicare Kingston can be part of Ontario solution to modernize long-term care

The following is a submitted Op/Ed article. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. As Ontario confronts a second wave of COVID-19, Extendicare Kingston is well prepared to meet the difficult challenges that undoubtedly lie ahead. All of us who consider seniors care a

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