New long-term care home with over 250 beds under construction in Burlington

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Published October 10, 2023 at 10:32 am

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A new long-term care home with 256 beds just broke ground in Burlington. 

Today (Oct. 10), the province announced that construction is underway on the Maple Villa Long-Term Care Centre, a home that will expand Maple Villa’s offerings in the city. According to Maple Villa’s website, the company, which already operates a home at 441 Maple Ave., expects the new home to be completed by summer 2025.

The new home will be located at 4103 Palladium Way. 

In a news release, the province said the home is one of 67 long-term care home projects fast-tracked with support from the Ontario government’s increased construction funding subsidy. 

The province says it’s part of its commitment to build more than 58,000 new and upgraded long-term care beds across Ontario.

“Congratulations to Maple Villa on their ground-breaking for a brand 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, in a news release. 

“Today marks a significant milestone for Burlington. When construction is complete, 256 residents will have a new, modern and comfortable place to call home.”

According to the news release, the new will add 163 new beds to the company’s existing 93 beds. Once complete, the new building is expected to include larger resident common areas and air conditioning throughout the home. Residents can also expect dining and activity areas and lounges. 

The new home is also expected to offer specialized health care, behavioural support and access to the broader health care system in the region.

The province says that as part of its plan to fix long-term care–an industry that came under fire for significant deficiencies during the height of the pandemic–it’s aiming to build more than 30,000 net new long-term care beds by 2028 and upgrade more than 28,000 older beds.

As of April 2023, more than 40,000 people were on the waitlist to access a long-term care bed in Ontario. The median wait time is 123 days for applicants to be placed in long-term care.

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