Mon Sheong Foundation receives additional bed licences
MARKHAM, ON (December 3, 2021) – Today, the Honourable Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister of Finance and the Honourable Rod Phillips, Minister of Long-Term Care announced the addition of more long-term care bed licences for Mon Sheong Foundation. The organization will be receiving additional 32 licences on top of their already approved 160 beds, bringing the total of their future Markham long-term care centre at 36 Apple Creek Boulevard to 192 care beds. The announcement took place at the site of Mon Sheong’s Markham Senior Care Campus, and they were joined by MPP Billy Pang and Mayor Frank Scarpitti.
Tim Kwan, Chairman of Mon Sheong Foundation, said, “Mon Sheong would like to sincerely thank the Ontario government for keeping seniors at the front of their minds. These beds will go a long way to providing more quality care to those in need. We were allocated 768 long-term care bed licences in March of this year. These licences will be spread across three future senior care campuses, all featuring a long-term care centre and a Mon Sheong Court senior apartment. At our groundbreaking ceremony in November, I was overjoyed to announce that our Markham Care Campus would feature a 280-unit Mon Sheong Court senior apartment, 192-bed (originally 160) long-term care centre, and a personal support worker training facility. With the help of the provincial and municipal governments, we are confident that we can keep our promise of bringing even more quality care services to those in need very soon.”
Currently, the combined waitlist for all four of Mon Sheong’s long-term care centres has exceeded 7,000 people, reflecting the aging population’s need for long-term care services. Rather than building with traditional methods, this senior care campus will be built according to Passive House standards, creating an energy efficient building. Building in Markham is not cheap, each bed at this long-term care centre requires $340,000. This amount includes the cost of land, construction, infrastructure, amenities and more, making it a total of $65 million. Mon Sheong hopes that the community will continue their support of the organization and the “Because We Care” campaign so that Mon Sheong can continue to create more quality resident-centered care for those in need.
For more information regarding Mon Sheong Foundation or to donate, please visit www.monsheong.org or call 1-866-708-0002.