AJAX — The Ontario government is building 192 new long-term care beds at Schlegel Villages Ajax, a new long-term care home in Durham Region. This is part of the government’s $6.4 billion commitment to build more than 30,000 net new beds by 2028 and about 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 Rod Phillips, MPP for Ajax and Minister of Long-Term Care. “When Schlegel Villages Ajax is completed it will be a place for 192 seniors in the community to call home, near their family and friends.”
Schlegel Villages Ajax will be part of a campus of care, which helps integrate the home into the broader health care system and ensures residents have access to the care they need. Construction is expected to start by Spring 2023.
There are 636 new and 100 upgraded long-term care beds under construction or in development in Ajax. The 192 new beds allocated to Schlegel Villages Ajax are in addition to 320 new beds at a new home being built at Lakeridge Health’s Ajax Pickering Hospital, and 124 new and 100 upgraded beds under construction at Chartwell Ballycliffe Long-Term Care Residence.
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.