MISSISSAUGA — Construction is underway on a 160-bed building for Ivan Franko Homes’ new long-term care home in Mississauga. This home is one of 67 long-term care home projects fast-tracked this fall with support from the Ontario government’s increased construction funding subsidy. This is part of the government’s commitment to build more than 58,000 new and upgraded long-term care beds across the province.
“Congratulations to Ivan Franko Homes on their ground-breaking for a new home. Our government is fixing long-term care and ensuring we build homes for seniors in the communities they helped build,” said Stan Cho, Minister of Long-Term Care. “Today marks a significant milestone for Mississauga. When construction is complete, 160 residents will have a new, modern and comfortable place to call home.”
Construction is now underway at Ivan Franko’s new long-term care home in #Mississauga!
Not only will the home provide 160 modern beds upon completion, but it will provide culturally sensitive care for its predominantly Ukrainian-Canadian residents 🇺🇦 pic.twitter.com/X7bFVyaT6M
— Stan Cho (@StanChoMPP) October 28, 2023
The new home will provide 75 new beds and 85 upgraded beds. The home is expected to welcome its first residents in winter 2025. The new building will feature design improvements, including larger resident common areas and air conditioning throughout the home. The design is centred around ‘resident home areas’, each of which creates a more intimate and familiar living space for up to 32 residents, with dining and activity areas, lounges and bedrooms.
The new home will also be part of a campus of care, which helps integrate the long-term care home into the broader health care system and ensures residents can conveniently connect to the care they need. Ivan Franko Mississauga will offer culturally appropriate services to the Ukrainian-Canadian community.
As a result of the government’s supplemental increase to the construction funding subsidy, designed to stimulate the start of construction for more long-term care homes across Ontario, 67 projects received ministry approval to construct between April 1, 2022 and August 31, 2023. This means 11,199 new and upgraded beds are now being built to modern design standards across the province.
The government is fixing long-term care to ensure Ontario’s seniors get the quality of care and quality of life they need and deserve, both now and in the future. The plan is built on four pillars: staffing and care; quality and enforcement; building modern, safe and comfortable homes; and connecting seniors with faster, more convenient access to the services they need.
- Ivan Franko Mississauga will be a not-for-profit long-term care home licensed to and operated by Ivan Franko Homes.
- As part of its plan to fix long-term care and address sector waitlists, the government is building more than 30,000 net new long-term care beds in Ontario by 2028 and upgrading more than 28,000 older beds to modern design standards.
- Building more modern, safe and comfortable homes for our seniors is part of the Government of Ontario’s Fixing Long-Term Care Act, 2021.
- The province is taking innovative steps to get long-term care homes built, including modernizing its funding model, selling unused lands with the requirement that long-term care homes be built on portions of the properties, and leveraging hospital-owned land to build urgently needed homes in large urban areas.
- As of September 2023, more than 43,000 people were on the waitlist to access a long-term care bed in Ontario. The median wait time is 118 days for applicants to be placed in long-term care.
“After many years of planning and advocacy, I am thrilled that work is now finally underway to build this important long-term care home in my riding. This new long-term care home by Ivan Franko Homes will connect residents to the care they need without pulling them from their community. I thank the government of Ontario for continuing to provide our seniors with connected and convenient care, and congratulate Ivan Franko Homes on this incredible milestone!”
– Sheref Sabawy
MPP for Mississauga-Erin Mills
“We extend our sincerest gratitude to the Province of Ontario, to Minister Stan Cho, and to former Minister Paul Calandra. The Ivan Franko Homes Campus of Care will be the most advanced elder health-care facility in Canada, serving the full spectrum of older adults, from active, independent people in their 60s and 70s, to seniors with varying degrees of need for supportive health care, to those with frailties needing 24/7 care. The true measure of a community is how well it respects and supports its elderly. The Campus of Care will advance the Ivan Franko Homes legacy of providing a secure, caring, and inspirational environment for Ukrainian seniors. After a lifetime of contributing to our community, overcoming challenges, and raising families, our seniors deserve nothing less.”
– George Horhota
Chair of the Board, Ivan Franko Homes
SOURCE Province of Ontario