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Villa Colombo Toronto: Our Commitment to Seniors

Our primary focus on the Villa Charities campus at this time is Villa Colombo Homes for the Aged Inc. (Villa Colombo Toronto), our designated ethno-specific long-term care facility. In October 2014, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) announced an initiative directing 300 long-term care (LTC) homes across the province to upgrade the facilities that support 30,000 long-term care beds to new Ministry standards by 2025. The program is a key part of the province’s Enhanced Long-Term Care Home Renewal Strategy. Under this strategy, the province will help long-term care home operators redevelop approximately 300 older homes to bring them up to the MOHLTC 2015 Design Guidelines.

The Fusco wing, which accommodates 266 of Villa Colombo Toronto’s 391 beds, is directly impacted. It is mandatory that we meet the Ministry requirements by the deadline, otherwise we risk losing our licences to operate these beds.

Villa Colombo Toronto and Villa Charities are working together as part of our shared commitment to meet the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s directive to upgrade long-term care facilities, which will allow us to enhance our residents’ quality of life.

Prior to its directive, the province undertook a comprehensive provincial inspection of all long-term care homes in Ontario, including Villa Colombo Toronto. The inspection included interviews with residents, their families and staff; on-site observation of care delivery; and a review of individual care plans and progress reports. 

For more information on the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Enhanced Long-Term Care Renewal Strategy, visit their website at www.health.gov.on.ca.

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Tax-deductible donations toward this initiative can be made through the Villa Charities Foundation. To donate, click on the button below or
call 416-789-7011 ext. 307. We appreciate your support.

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