Retirement Home Portion to Close with New Regulation

  • Retirement Home Portion to Close with New Regulation

    Retirement Home Portion to Close with New Regulation

    An Ontario requirement for Retirement Homes means that sprinklers must be installed within the facilities by January 2019. This has garnered much attention and commentary over the past few weeks. We wanted to clear up any misconceptions on how Saint Luke’s Place has approached the new legislation.

    Given the state of our facilities, the cost of upgrading this portion of the aging facility is simply cost-prohibitive. We made the difficult decision to close doors on the Retirement portion on October 2, 2018. Twenty-four people are currently living in those units.

    Staci Barlett, CEO“We’ve already been able to find accommodation for 25% of those residents,” said Staci Bartlett, CEO of Saint Luke’s Place. “We couldn’t be happier with the outcome to-date. We’re confident those affected will be well cared for in October.”

    Saint Luke’s Place is working with the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network to identify those residents who need to be on the long-term care wait list.

    Relocating the residents, while it is unfortunate, is manageable and will mean positive things for the community as we continue to care for those in need.

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