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Province Investing $1.4 Million to Help Local Long Term Care Homes in Oxford County

Oxford County MPP Ernie Hardeman announced $1.4 million in additional funding to help support local long term care homes, struggling to get through the second wave of COVID-19.

WOODSTOCK - The Ontario Government has announced additional funding for local long term care homes in Oxford County.

This is a $1.4 million dollar investment to increase prevention and containment efforts in local long-term care homes according to MPP Ernie Hardeman. 

“I’m pleased to see these funds coming to our long-term care homes in Oxford. The additional money is a welcome support for local efforts to protect our most vulnerable residents and those who care for them.”

Homes in Oxford receiving additional funding during the second wave include: 

- Caressant Care Woodstock Nursing Home is receiving an additional $273,500, bringing the total prevention and containment support since the start of the pandemic to $729,900

- Maple Manor Nursing Home is receiving an additional $118,600, bringing the total prevention and containment support since the start of the pandemic to $496,600

- Secord Trails Care Community is receiving an additional $336,400, bringing the total prevention and containment support since the start of the pandemic to $916,400

- The Maples Home for Seniors is receiving an additional $35,600, bringing the total prevention and containment support since the start of the pandemic to $359,800

- Woodingford Lodge Ingersoll is receiving an additional $18,800, bringing the total prevention and containment support since the start of the pandemic to $225,400

- Woodingford Lodge Tillsonburg is receiving an additional $39,000, bringing the total prevention and containment support since the start of the pandemic to $245,600

- Woodingford Lodge Woodstock is receiving an additional $204,400, bringing the total prevention and containment support since the start of the pandemic to $587,400

- peopleCare Tavistock is receiving an additional $375,400, bringing the total prevention and containment support since the start of the pandemic to $744,400

The money will be used for the following measures:

- An immediate 24/7 health checkpoint to confirm staff and essential caregivers entering the building are properly screened for COVID-19 symptoms and potential exposure, and to continue screening residents on an ongoing basis to support early detection and containment of any new infections;

- Additional prevention and containment activities, such as hiring new staff to carry-out the added workload for essential services and/or to replace workers who are sick or in isolation;

- Cleaning, equipment, and operating supplies beyond typical levels for the home; and

- Implementing infection control measures based on clinical evidence, advice from a physician or other regulated health practitioners with expertise in infection control.

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