Oakville North—Burlington — 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 $3,384,045 for long-term care homes in Oakville North—Burlington. 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:  

  • Chartwell Waterford Long Term Care Residence, in Oakville, 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.  
  • Creekway Village, in Burlington, will receive up to $512,950 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents. By the year 2024-2025, the home will receive $3,141,744 annually more than their current funding.  
  • Northridge, in Oakville, will receive up to $473,764 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents. By the year 2024-2025, the home will receive $2,901,756 annually more than their current funding.  
  • Post Inn Village, in Oakville, will receive up to $812,174 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents. By the year 2024-2025, the home will receive $4,974,420 annually more than their current funding.  
  • The Village of Tansley Woods, in Burlington, will receive up to $512,950 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents. By the year 2024-2025, the home will receive $3,141,744 annually more than their current funding.  
  • West Oak Village, in Oakville, will receive up to $473,764 for additional staffing this year to increase the hours of direct care for residents. By the year 2024-2025, the home will receive $ 2,901,756 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. 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 

Quotes from Effie Triantafilopoulos MPP 

Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Long-Term Care 

“More staff means more care for residents in our long-term care homes. We will be increasing direct care from 2.75 hours to 4 hours over 4 years. To meet this goal, we are investing $270 million to hire more than 4,000 staff this year alone. In Oakville North-Burlington, this means our six long-term care homes will receive $3.4 million this year alone. Our government will ensure seniors in long-term care receive high-quality, compassionate care when they need it.” 

“Our health care system in Ontario is built on the high-quality care that our health care professionals provide. This is why our government is supporting increased enrolment in nursing and personal support worker programs. We are working with Ontario’s postsecondary institutions to train more PSWs and other medical staff for our long-term care homes.” 

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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