Ontario Breaks Ground on Long-Term Care Home in Smiths Falls
Home will bring 128 much-needed long-term care beds to the province
August 31, 2023
SMITHS FALLS — Construction is underway on a new building for Broadview Nursing Home, a long-term care home being redeveloped in Smiths Falls. This is part of the Ontario government’s $6.4 billion commitment to build more than 30,000 new beds by 2028 and 28,000 upgraded long-term care beds across the province.
“Congratulations to Broadview Nursing Home on their ground-breaking for an upgraded, modernized home. Our government is fixing 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. “Today marks a significant milestone for Lanark County. When building is completed, 128 residents will have a new place to call home, near their family and friends.”
The redeveloped Broadview Nursing Home in Smiths Falls (currently known as Broadview Nursing Centre) will provide 128 upgraded beds in private and basic rooms. The new building will incorporate design improvements, including larger resident common areas and air conditioning throughout the home, and will feature a spiritual space, café, and hair salon. The design is centred around four ‘resident home areas’ to create more intimate and familiar living spaces for up to 32 residents, with dining and activity areas, a secure courtyard for residents and visitors, lounges and bedrooms. Each of the resident home area courtyards will include a wandering path, garden planters, elder-friendly surfaces, grading, and transitions, and family-friendly and intergenerational components.
“This is more good news for the Town of Smiths Falls,” said MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston John Jordan, who is also the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Long-Term Care. “Our government continues to address the need for more long-term care beds. These new homes will meet all of our new standards of care, help take pressure off our hospitals and most importantly, provide residents with a safe and comfortable home with many new design qualities. Thank you to the Parsons family, Mayor Shawn Pankow and Council and the Saumure Group for working very hard to bring this new, state-of-the-art facility to the town.”
The redevelopment of Broadview Nursing Home is expected to be completed and welcoming its first residents in spring 2025. This upgraded home will help Ontario address the growing demand for long-term care, which has increased wait times for beds and contributed to hallway health care.
Broadview Nursing Home will be licensed to Broadview Nursing Centre Limited.
Broadview Nursing Home is one of many long-term care homes now under construction in Ontario, which is part of this government’s commitment to build over 58,000 new and reconditioned beds across Ontario.
The government is prioritizing 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.
MPP John Jordan Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston
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