In downtown Toronto, a new purpose-built community has been launched, following collaboration between two non-profit organizations, with the aim of improving the number of residential care homes for seniors in Canada. The non-profit corporations, Options for Homes and The Rekai Centres have announced their partnership, with the goal of making long-term care facilities available to the elderly in Canada.
The homes, which are located on the north-west corner of Front and Cherry Street, is the start of the planned series of development to come with the partnership.
“Creative health care synergies are being considered to ensure residents, the seniors who will be living in the condominiums, can be offered care and services that permit them to remain in their home”, the partnership mentioned in a press announcement.
“The residents of the condominiums and the Rekai Centre will benefit from the many amenities in this community planned by Waterfront Toronto, including Corktown Commons, transit on its doorstep and the Cooper Koo Family Cherry St YMCA located directly across the street”.
Heather Tremain, CEO of Options for Homes, said the residence complex is meant to be the partnerships way of helping the elderly actualize their dreams of owning their own homes. “Through this collaboration with Rekai Centres, we are delighted to be adding real value to our City through affordable homes adjacent to support services that will enable people to age in place”, said Tremain.
There will be no restriction in sales of these homes, and they are mapped out to include Option for Homes’ down payment option. The elderly and people with disabilities will be given highest priority. The project has been accepted by Dr. Eric Hoskins, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.
According to Hoskins, “Our parents and grandparents deserve to live in comfort and safety with access to the right care, at the right time, in the right place. That’s why our government is committed to redeveloping long-term care beds across Ontario to improve the quality of life for residents”. He went on to say, “This new Rekai Centres homes is exactly what we want to see in redeveloped homes: it will be modern, comfortable, and ready to accommodate people with increasingly complex health needs”.