Innovative design includes 84 beds from Pinehaven Nursing Home along with 12 newly-awarded beds for a total of 288 new LTC beds for Kitchener-Waterloo
Kitchener-Waterloo, ON – December 9, 2021 – Schlegel Villages received approval from the Ontario government to expand its Campus of Care at the Village of Winston Park in Kitchener by an additional 96 Long Term Care (LTC) beds. This is in addition to the previously-announced 192-bed project currently in progress, for a total of 288 new LTC beds available for Kitchener-Waterloo. 84 of these additional beds will come from our existing Pinehaven Nursing Home, alongside 12 newly-awarded beds.
The new beds will not impede the completion of the existing 192-bed project and will be located on three new neighbourhoods. All of the 288 long-term care beds will ultimately benefit from their connection to one another via the creation of a “Main Street” that will span the entire length of the building and extend into the existing retirement and independent living portions of the Village. Main Street acts to gently orient people of varying cognitive strengths to encourage the ease of passage across the continuum, requiring almost no wayfinding while enhancing the many amenities encountered along the way. At the heart of the Main Street is the Town Square, from where residents, families and friends can make trips to the pub, corner store, café, library or community centre.
“Community is at the heart of everything we believe in at Schlegel Villages and our family knows from personal experience how important maintaining personal connections, relationships and a sense of independence can be to the well-being of our loved ones,” says Jamie Schlegel, President and CEO of Schlegel Villages. “We are particularly pleased that we are now able to redevelop our LTC beds from Pinehaven Nursing Home, combining these two wonderful communities much sooner because we’re joining a project already underway.”
“We recognize that the pandemic has shone a light on some challenges in long-term care, especially in regard to Infection Prevention and Control measures,” added Schlegel. “It’s why we feel strongly that this new home should go beyond current standards and offer residents the best care possible based on lessons learned.”
The project will be opened in phases beginning in the summer of 2022, allowing for the relocation of Winston Park’s existing residents, along with 33 beds that will be available to those currently residing in the community. The 12 newly-awarded beds announced today being built in conjunction with the existing 84 beds at Pinehaven should be open as early as January 2023.