On Thursday, March 18th, 2021, the Honourable Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-term Care announced the Government of Ontario has allocated 11,707 safe, modern long-term care spaces to be built through 80 projects across the province. These projects include building 7,510 new spaces and 4,197 upgraded spaces.
Indus Community Services is extremely pleased to announce that we have been granted permission to build a 192-bed culturally responsive Long Term Care Home in Brampton! With 35 years of experience as the leading provider of culturally appropriate health programs and services for seniors, we will provide appropriate long-term care with a specific focus on the South Asian community of Brampton.
Indus is already considered a community hub for South Asian Seniors, with extensive accredited services currently available. This includes:
- 3 Adult Day Programs
- 3 Caregiver Support Groups
- 7 Senior Wellness Groups
- Friendly Visiting
- Foot Care Services
- Assisted Bathing Services
Building new long-term care spaces means either adding net new long-term care spaces to an existing long-term care home, or building a net new long-term care home in Ontario. These new spaces will increase access to long-term care, reduce waitlists, and ease hospital capacity pressures.
“Minister Fullerton’s announcement last week is wonderful news for Indus Community Services and Peel’s South Asian Communities. The dedicated staff and volunteers at Indus look forward to providing excellent quality care to our respected elders. We are especially proud of being part of Ontario’s revitalization of Long Term Care and will work very hard to keep the trust of our supporters in the many communities we already serve.” Gurpreet S. Malhotra, CEO, Indus Community Services
Click here if you’d like to watch the announcement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLUppcwUGmQ