LONDON, ONT. — Mississauga, Ont.-based Revera has announced construction is underway on the redevelopment of Elmwood Place Long Term Care home in London, Ont.
The project is the company’s first long-term-care redevelopment project to break ground in Ontario, stated a Jan. 22 release. The new Elmwood Place will be built at 3400 Morgan Ave., close to the current location, and is scheduled to open in 2021. With 50 additional bed licences allocated by the Ministry of Long-Term Care, the new home will accommodate 128 residents with 60 per cent private rooms.
The facility will be designed with more natural light, wider hallways, better airflow and temperature control, and more space for amenities, said the release. The project will create 200 construction jobs, said Revera.
Revera owns or operates more than 500 properties across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, serving more than 55,000 seniors. The company offers seniors apartments, independent living, assisted living, memory care and long-term-care space.
“Revera is proud to be working alongside the Ministry of Long-Term Care in redeveloping Elmwood Place, and all of our 32 older long-term-care homes, to help meet the increasingly complex needs of current and future generations of seniors,” said Thomas G. Wellner, president and CEO of Revera, in the release. “We’re delighted to be building a bright, spacious, modernized environment for Elmwood Place, where there is such a great spirit of community and a long track record of care and service to seniors.”