‘It’s almost impossible’: Toronto nursing homes unable keep up with redevelopment costs

Long-term care centres in Toronto are facing financial hardships because of a provincial program looking to redevelop seniors’ homes across Ontario, and a report says it has some facilities contemplating permanently closing their doors and leaving the city.

According to a report from Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network, eight long-term care facilities in Toronto are considering leaving, which represents 1,270 beds in the city. Another six are at risk of leaving because of Enhanced Long-Term Care Home Renewal Strategy put in place by the provincial government.

Six said they are committed to staying.

“In Toronto Central LHIN, 20 of 36 long-term care facilities have been identified as needing to be rebuilt,” said Megan Primeau, communications manager with Toronto Central LHIN in an email.

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