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Long-term care

The Elliott

The Elliott Community is a not-for-profit, registered charitable corporation that provides mature living arrangements with four levels of care: 78 independent life-lease suites, 134 assisted living retirement suites, 85 long-term care beds, and eight interim convalescence and respite care beds.

Council looks at keeping long-term care cash here

City hall unveils a strategy Wednesday for directing long-term-care dollars to a facility here rather than continuing to fund some  operating costs of a facility in the county. The new strategy goes to a meeting of city council’s community and social services committee on March 19. It involves using The Elliott Long-Term Care Residence, a not-for-profit seniors’ residence at 170 Metcalfe St., to meet Guelph’s requirements under the Long-term Care Homes Act. There has been community interest for many years in having local tax dollars support a long-term care facility inside our borders,” Mayor Karen Farbridge said in a news release. “We appreciate the service and care provided by Wellington Terrace, and the County of Wellington’s support for this change.”
Currently, Guelph meets its provincially legislated requirements for long-term care support through an agreement with the County of Wellington. The city contributes $1.25 million to $1.3 million a year to fund 20 per cent of the operating costs of the Wellington Terrace facility located between Elora and Fergus, the release said.
If the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care approves, the county will continue operating the Wellington Terrace without financial support from the city. Guelph would become the first city in Ontario with a municipal long-term care home operated by its own local board, the release said.
As a local board, The Elliott will report regularly to the city in a transparent, accountable way that gives the city a better understanding of the services provided, Barbara Powell, general manager of the city’s community engagement department, said in the release.
“We wouldn’t be changing the number of beds in Guelph, or how to access them, but we could reduce Guelph’s long-term care costs by up to $50,000 a year,” Powell said.
Trevor Lee, the CEO of The Elliott Community, said The Elliott and the city have a long history together and a strong working relationship. The new arrangement “would change some of the paperwork involved, but would be seamless for residents and their families,” he said.
The Elliott Community is a not-for-profit, registered charitable corporation that provides mature living arrangements with four levels of care:  78 independent life-lease suites, 134 assisted living retirement suites, 85 long-term care beds, and eight interim convalescence and respite care beds, the release said.

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