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Mon Sheong Stouffville Long-Term Care Centre Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Unveiling Quality Care Services for the Community
Stouffville, ON (July 21, 2021) – Mon Sheong Foundation officially unveiled their Mon Sheong Stouffville Long-Term Care Centre during today’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario; Rod Phillips, Minister of Long-Term Care; Minister Paul Calandra; MPP Billy Pang; Stouffville Mayor Iain Lovatt; and Councillor Rick Upton were all in attendance. They were welcomed by board members of Mon Sheong Foundation and were taken on an exclusive tour of the facility. This Home is the first long-term care centre to open since the announcement of new long-term care bed licences back in 2018. It is expected to welcome its first residents this summer.
Tim Kwan, Chairman of Mon Sheong Foundation, said, “Here at Mon Sheong, we are a builder of dream homes for seniors and those in need. To build a dream home is an arduous process, we spent a lot of time designing the facility to be a home and not an institution. We met many challenges during the pandemic, but we are very happy that the facility was completed in less than three years.”
During the tour of the facility, the many distinguished guests, including Premier Ford and Minister Phillips, were very impressed with the design and features of the Home. Mon Sheong completed the Stouffville Long-Term Care Centre, featuring 320 long-term care beds, a year ahead of the government mandated deadline. This is not an easy feat (repeated phase).
The new facility’s designs and features include:
- Individual HVAC System: Each room and common areas will have their own individual HVAC system for heating, cooling and ventilation. This will minimize the chances of cross contamination and infection from air-borne viruses.
- Infrared Temperature Screening System: A group temperature scan at the Home’s entrance and each floor where everyone will have their temperature taken without having to stand still. With this, the facility can monitor health conditions and prevent the spread of illness more efficiently.
- Real Time Locating System: Resident’s rooms will feature the latest in real time positioning system technology, so that if a resident is in need of help, staff members will be able to locate them quickly. Once the button is pressed, a request will be sent to the nursing station, indicating which room, washroom or staff member is in need of additional assistance.
The new facility will also feature many innovations, such as robots to help with routine work as well as keeping our residents socially engaged and physically active.
“Our government continues to be hard at work delivering on our promise to add beds and improve the quality of care our seniors receive in long-term care homes,” said Premier Doug Ford. “Our loved ones in long-term care deserve a comfortable, modern place to live near family and friends. The new Mon Sheong Stouffville Long-Term Care Centre ticks all those boxes.”
Garth Low, President of Mon Sheong Foundation, said, “Back in March, our Stouffville Long-Term Care Centre was added to LHIN’s list of available long-term care centres. Within a short time, the waitlist for this facility had already reached 1,000 people. This shows just how urgently the community needs long-term care services. Our staff members have worked tirelessly to create activities and menus that are suitable for all cultures. On behalf of Mon Sheong, I’d like to thank the Ontario government for their trust and support. Our fifth long-term care centre will be opening in Markham and will house 160 long-term care beds. The centre will be built according to Passive House principles, so that this facility will be more environmentally friendly. We are going to be building another dream home for those in need very soon.”
Back in 2018, Mon Sheong unveiled their 10-Year Development Plan on Senior Care Services. The goal was to build 600 new long-term care beds in several locations across the GTA. In April of the same year, the Ontario government allocated 320 long-term care bed licences to Mon Sheong and the Stouffville location was born. This facility is the first long-term care centre to be completed and is 18 months ahead of schedule. In March 2021, the Ontario government allocated another 768 bed licences to Mon Sheong to build three new long-term care centres across the GTA. The first of these three centres, sitting at 36 Apple Creek Boulevard, is projected to break ground this fall. This location will feature a 160-bed long-term care centre; a 250 unit senior apartment; and a Personal Support Worker training facility. Mon Sheong hopes that the community will continue to support us so that we can provide quality services to more people in need.
For more information regarding Mon Sheong Foundation’s developments, please visit www.monsheong.org.
Tim Kwan, Chairman of Mon Sheong Foundation, joined by Premier Doug Ford and Minister Rod Phillips, made the ceremonial cut during Mon Sheong Stouffville Long-Term Care Centre’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
Construction workers, completing Mon Sheong Stouffville Long-Term Care Centre, joined Mon Sheong Foundation and Premier Ford in a celebratory picture.
Chairman Tim Kwan and President Garth Low took Premier Ford and Minister Phillips on a tour of the new long-term care centre.