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Ontario Breaks Ground on Fox Ridge Care Community in Brantford

Local NewsOntario Breaks Ground on Fox Ridge Care Community in Brantford

Will Bouma, MPP for Brantford-Brant, and Brantford Mayor Kevin Davis broke ground on the Fox Ridge Care Community long-term care home in Brantford on Friday, April 29.

This is part of the government’s $6.4 billion commitment to build more than 30,000 net new beds by 2028 and 28,000 upgraded long-term care beds across the province.

“Our government has a plan to fix long-term care and a key part of that plan is building modern, safe, and comfortable homes for our seniors,” said Paul Calandra, Minister of Long-Term Care. “When building is completed, 160 local seniors will have a new place to call home, near their family and friends.”

Fox Ridge Care Community is licensed to Sienna Senior Living. The home will provide 70 new and 90 upgraded beds for a total of 160 safe, modern long-term care beds in Brantford. This brand-new building will have specific design improvements, including semi-private and private rooms, no ward rooms, larger resident common areas and air conditioning throughout the home.

“This was a good week for our community – from announcing 120 net new teaching positions for Laurier University in Brantford, a $45.7 million investment to build a 1,119 pupil new high-school in the North end of Brantford”, said Brantford-Brant MPP Will Bouma. “Today is just another example of our Government’s commitment to Long Term Care and under the leadership of Premier Ford, Ontario has built more new and upgraded Long Term Care beds ever in Ontario’s history.  Brantford-Brant is a big part of that and I am happy to be part of a Government that has prioritized the needs of seniors who have built Ontario.”

“As a purpose-driven organization, we believe it is a great privilege and responsibility to care for and serve Canada’s seniors,” said Sienna President and CEO, Nitin Jain. “We are transforming Fox Ridge into a modern campus of care, which will enable seniors to live with the utmost comfort, dignity and respect. As a vital part of the local community will also be able to expand the number of exciting and fulfilling career opportunities to those passionate about working in this sector. Thank you to the Government of Ontario and the City of Brantford for supporting this redevelopment. We are proud to be working together, and we are committed to being a trusted provider of senior housing services in Ontario and Canada.”

The government has a plan to fix long-term care and 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 three pillars: staffing and care; accountability, enforcement, and transparency; and building modern, safe, comfortable homes for seniors.

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