Kitchener home touted as model of long-term care

KITCHENER — A Kitchener nursing home is being praised as a model of long-term care.

“The residents who live in Trinity Village have such a high quality of living because of their surroundings,” said Candace Chartier, chief executive officer of the Ontario Long Term Care Association.

“Every single resident in long-term care deserves to be in a place like Trinity Village. They deserve to have these amenities.”

Chartier visited the home on Thursday as part of a provincewide tour to raise awareness about the need to modernize all of Ontario’s long-term care homes to provide better care to seniors.

More than 30,000 seniors live in outdated long-term care homes. Only a small portion of homes have dedicated resources to care for people with dementia and troublesome behaviours.

In Waterloo Region, 40 per cent of homes require redevelopment.

Read the rest of the story at The Waterloo Region Record.