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128 new long-term care beds for Francophone seniors in Ottawa

The province is creating more than 500 new long-term care beds to help Francophone seniors access high-quality, culturally specific care.  
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In partnership with Hôpital Montfort, Revera Inc. will receive 128 Francophone-specific long-term care beds.

The provincial government also announced Friday, that it is also investing more than $300-million over the next three years to hire an additional registered nurse at every long-term care home, and to increase the provincial average to four hours of daily care, per resident, by 2022. This is expected to ensure that every home will have staff with specialized training in behavioural supports and in palliative and end-of-life care.

"Today's announcement by the Ontario government is great news for the local Francophone community, for Montfort Hospital and for Revera," said Wendy Gilmour, Senior Vice President, Long Term Care, Revera Inc.  "We look forward to working with our partners at the hospital to build a new 128-bed long term care home here. We will create a new home-like environment that is specially designed to meet the increasingly complex care needs of seniors in the region."

"At the Perley Rideau, we have the expertise, the experience and the location to accommodate more beds for the growing population of seniors," added Akos Hoffer, CEO, The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre. "This expansion supports our aspirations to become a Centre of Excellence in Frailty-Informed Care on our journey of continuous improvement supporting the region's seniors and Veterans."

The new long-term care beds are part of Ontario's commitment to build 5,000 new beds by 2022, and more than 30,000 new beds over the next decade. 


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