Have your say: proposed updates to long-term care in Guelph

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care invites public comments until April 30

The City is encouraging people to provide input as the Province considers plans to have The Elliott Long-Term Care Residence fulfill Guelph’s requirements under the Ontario Long-term Care Homes Act.

Currently, the City meets its long-term care requirements through an agreement with the County of Wellington. The City has asked the Province to approve The Elliott as Guelph’s municipal home. If the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care approves the City’s request, the County will continue operating the Wellington Terrace without financial support from the City of Guelph.

Proposed updates to Guelph’s long-term care service model would not change the number of long-term care beds in Guelph, or how people access long-term care services in the area.

Come to the meeting

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care is hosting a public meeting to discuss the matter on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Victoria Road Recreation Centre, 151 Victoria Road North, Guelph, Ontario.

Send your written comments

The Ministry is also accepting written comments until April 30, 2014. Written correspondence should refer to The Elliott Long-term Care Residence and quote Project #14-024

Written submissions can be submitted via email to LTCHomes.Licensing@ontario.ca, or by fax to 416-327-7603, or by mail addressed to:

Director under the Long-term Care Homes Act, 2007
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Performance Improvement and Compliance Branch
1075 Bay Street, 11th Floor
Toronto, ON M5S 2B1

The Minister will consider all submissions before making a final decision relating to this matter.

About the Elliott Community

The Elliott Community is a not-for-profit, registered charitable corporation that provides mature living arrangements with four levels of care:  78 independent life-lease suites, 134 assisted living retirement suites, 85 long-term care beds and 8 interim convalescence and respite care beds. Learn more at elliottcommunity.org.

For more information

Barbara Powell
General Manager
Community Engagement
519-822-1260 extension 2675