Ontario Building and Improving Long-Term Care in Kingston and Across Ontario
KINGSTON — The Ontario government is redeveloping and expanding the Extendicare Kingston long-term care home. With over 20,000 new and 15,000 upgraded beds in development across the province, Extendicare Kingston is part of Ontario’s ongoing plan to create a 21st century long-term care sector. The plan includes an additional $4.9 billion investment over four years to support hiring more than 27,000 staff, including registered nurses, personal support workers and support staff. This transformative vision for long-term care is truly resident-centred and will provide the highest quality of care for our most vulnerable people, where and when they need it.
“This government is repairing and rebuilding Ontario’s long-term care sector after decades of neglect,” said Rod Phillips, Minister of Long-Term Care. “When the new facility for Extendicare Kingston is completed, it will have 192 modern beds for seniors in the community to call home, near their family and friends.”
The Extendicare Kingston long-term care home is expected to accept its first residents in spring 2023. The home will provide 192 upgraded, safe, modern long-term care beds in Kingston.
This new development is a direct result of the Ontario government’s $2.68 billion ten-year investment for the delivery of 30,000 safe, modern, comfortable beds for our seniors to call home.
“It is essential that we replace or upgrade every older long-term care home in our network to meet the needs of the people we serve,” said Extendicare President and CEO, Dr. Michael Guerriere. “Modern homes built to today’s standards are needed for our residents’ care and comfort. We are grateful for this government’s historic support of long-term care, enabling redevelopment of homes across the province. We also want to extend our thanks to the City of Kingston for its steadfast support for this project throughout the planning process. We are proud to do our part to build a better future for seniors in this community.”