The Grove Nursing Home brings much-needed spaces to the town
[ARNPRIOR] — Today, Rod Phillips, Minister of Long-term Care, and John Yakabuski, MPP for Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, marked the grand opening of the Grove Nursing Home, a long-term care home in Arnprior, as part of the province’s transformative vision to fix the long-term care sector. This project is a direct result of the Ontario government’s $2.68 billion investment to deliver 30,000 safe, modern, comfortable beds over ten years, for our seniors to call home. An additional $4.9 billion investment over four years supports Ontario’s plan to hire more than 27,000 staff, including registered nurses, personal support workers and support staff.
“Our government is fixing Ontario’s long-term care system and building new facilities, like The Grove, is a key part of our plan,” said Minister Phillips. “This brand new home will be an asset to Renfrew County and will serve seniors and families in the community well by providing 96 modern, comfortable and safe beds for residents to call home.”
“The redevelopment of The Grove and the expansion in the number of beds is truly a game changer for Arnprior and area,” said John Yakabuski, MPP for Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke. “As MPP, it has been a pleasure and an honour to work with the community on this project. As the community continues to grow this will provide the much-needed increase in beds and quality of care it so richly deserves. Congratulations to all involved.”
The Grove Nursing Home is expected to accept its first residents in the coming weeks and will provide 36 new and 60 upgraded, safe, modern long-term care beds in Arnprior. The home has specific design improvements, including semi-private and private rooms, no ward rooms, larger resident common areas and air conditioning throughout the home.
The home is located on the same grounds as the Arnprior Regional Hospital and will be part of a campus of care to ensure residents have close access to the specialized and complex care they need, and better integrate the long-term care home into the broader health care system.
The government of Ontario is committed to fixing long-term care to reduce waitlists, ease hospital capacity pressures, and ensure every resident can experience the best possible quality of life, supported by safe, high-quality care.
- The Ontario government is making a historic $2.68 billion investment in long-term care development. That includes a $933 million investment in 80 new long-term care projects this past March. This will lead to thousands of new and upgraded long-term care spaces across the province.
- Ontario now has 20,161 new and 15,918 redevelopment spaces in the development pipeline.
- As of February 2021, more than 40,000 people were on the waitlist to access a long-term care bed in Ontario. The average wait time is 147 days for residents currently living in community settings.
Source Province of Ontario