Updated: Mar 3
Temporary Measures Are Required to Help Contain COVID-19 Outbreak
Announced on February 23, 2021 in TORONTO — The Ministry of Long-Term Care has approved a new Voluntary Management Contract that allows The Ross Memorial Hospital to provide enhanced support to Caressant Care on McLaughlin Road, a long-term care home in Lindsay, Ontario.
This arrangement will help address the current spread of COVID-19 in the home, help stabilize the situation and return the home to normal operations.
"Protecting our long-term care residents is our top priority and we are doing everything we can to keep them safe," said Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care. "I thank the dedicated staff at The Ross Memorial Hospital and Caressant Care on McLaughlin Road for working together to stop the COVID-19 outbreak in this long-term care home." During these unprecedented times, the province is using every tool available to keep Ontarians safe. Management contracts are one example of the measures Ontario has taken on behalf of long-term care residents and staff. Ongoing measures include emergency funding, regulatory flexibility, staffing support, expanded testing, along with direction and guidance on outbreak management, and infection prevention and control.
Will additional management support for assisted living facilities and other long term care homes in Ontario?