For more than four years, the Dundas Manor Board of Directors has been working with residents, families, staff members and our local community to plan for the new Dundas Manor. It will transform the look and feel of the residence to create a truly home-like environment where we can also welcome thirty additional residents.
“We welcomed the recent provincial government announcements regarding new long-term beds in Ontario but were disappointed to not be included in this first round of new beds,” noted Bill Smirle, Board Chair. “So, we continue to work with Ministry officials to share one important message – we are ready!”
In fact, the preliminary designs for Winchester’s new long-term care home are complete, with input from residents and families. The new home will improve quality of life with more accessible space and larger windows. Outdated four-bed rooms will change to two. And the new home will also address the need for greater individualized and resident-directed care.
“Our goal is to create a modern, comfortable and restorative place for residents to live,” explains Administrator Susan Poirier. “Long-term care homes are truly people’s homes. We are excited to be planning a new home while still retaining the cozy, country feel that Dundas Manor is known for. Our residents deserve nothing less.”
“We want to thank our local communities and community partners for their support of our new home,” sums up Bill Smirle. “We hope to hear good news from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care very soon – so we can all celebrate together.”