OMNI homes in Northumberland-Peterborough South receive additional funding to increase staffing, hours of care

Province earmarks funding for Burnbrae Gardens, Maplewood, Pleasant Meadow Manor and Streamway Villa

Four OMNI Health Care long-term care homes are among the 11 homes in the Northumberland-Peterborough South provincial riding to receive additional funding for the remainder of the 2021-22 fiscal year to help increase staffing and provide more hours of daily direct care to residents.

Burnbrae Gardens, Maplewood, Pleasant Meadow Manor and Streamway Villa have each been awarded additional funding this year as part of a $2.7-million investment in Northumberland-Peterborough South long-term care homes.

As part of its long-term care plan, the Ontario government has also committed to increasing annual funding to homes by 2024-25.

The funding the four homes will receive is as follows:

– Burnbrae Gardens in Campbellford will receive an additional $117,552 for the remainder of 2021-22. The home can expect $719,576 more than its current funding by 2024-25.

– Maplewood in Brighton will receive an additional $131,799 for the remainder of 2021-22. The home can expect $807,252 more than its current funding by 2024-25.

– Pleasant Meadow Manor in Norwood will receive $160,298 for the remainder of 2021-22. The home can expect $981,792 more than its current funding by 2024-25.

– Streamway Villa in Cobourg will receive an additional $167,419 for the remainder of 2021-22. The home can expect $1,025,436 more than its current funding by 2024-25.

Any money the homes do not spend will be returned to the province.

Streamway Villa administrator Kylie Szczebonski says the home welcomes the additional funding and says the money will help enhance the quality of care as well as address staffing issues.

“The added funding will enhance the quality care that our staff already provide and ensure that our residents remain safe, well cared for and continue to belong and are loved by our dedicated and committed staff,” she tells The OMNIway.

“The direct care funding will ensure that the quality care our staff provides will also assist in our recruitment and retention program during the health-care staffing crisis Ontario is currently facing.”

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