Two Lambton long term care projects get the green light from province

Meadowview Villa, Petrolia

Two long term care homes have been given the green light to expand.

Lambton County has been given approval to start a 10-bed unit which will exclusively serve people with dementia. The idea is to provide a home-like unit with dedicated staff who engage residents in everyday tasks.

And Watford Quality Care Centre has been given the go ahead for 33 new spaces at its home. The home will also be able to upgrade the 63 spaces already there.

The projects are part of a $991 million commitment announced by Ontario’s finance and long term care ministers this afternoon for 80 new long-term care projects, which will lead to an additional 7,510 new and 4,197 upgraded long-term care spaces.

It’s not immediately clear how much of the funding is allocated to the two Lambton projects.