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Adding more LTC beds in Kitchener to better serve the community

September 29, 2023

On a sunny Friday in Kitchener this week, residents, staff, families and special guests gathered to celebrate a new chapter for peopleCare A.R. Goudie Long-Term Care (LTC) Home in meeting the needs of the community. Together with the Minister of Long-Term Care and local elected officials, peopleCare broke ground on a 128-bed addition to the existing Home that will open in 2025.

L-R Brent Gingerich, Chairman and CEO of peopleCare, Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic, Minister of Long-Term Care Stan Cho

“peopleCare AR Goudie, and the beautiful property on which it stands, is part of a long and rich history of helping those in the community who need support,” says peopleCare Chairman and CEO Brent Gingerich. “We thank Minister Cho and the government for enabling leading operators like peopleCare to better serve our communities through continued investment, building much-needed long-term care beds an d creating jobs that offer meaning and purpose for our caring team members.”

The Minister offered his congratulations to the peopleCare team on the groundbreaking, adding, “Our government is fixing long-term care and ensuring we build homes for seniors in the communities they help build. Today marks a significant milestone in Kitchener. When building is complete, additional residents will have a new, modern and comfortable place to call home.”

With the additional beds, even more people will be able to age in this community they love, in a modern and beautiful home, surrounded by family, friends and neighbours. Highlights of the project include:

L-R Brent Gingerich, Chairman and CEO of peopleCare, Kitchener Ward 10 Councillor Aislinn Clancy, Megan Allen-Lamb, President, peopleCare

Once the expansion is complete, the 208-bed LTC Home will anchor peopleCare’s long-planned vision for a vibrant community of care that wraps care, services and programs around local seniors to help them live and age well in Kitchener.

“peopleCare is doing our part to expand seniors care and services in communities around Ontario,” says peopleCare President Megan Allen-Lamb. “We look forward to continued partnership with the Municipality, the Region and many others in the community to help meet the needs of local seniors with a range of care, housing options, services and community based health and social supports.”

The Leadership Team at peopleCare AR Goudie Long-Term Care

peopleCare has a long history of innovation to improve senior living. For instance, AR Goudie LTC helped to pilot rapid point-of-care COVID antigen tests and the team helped map the skyways in a trial of drone delivery of meds to LTC homes – in collaboration with University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy, Air Matrix, Region of Waterloo, Hogan Pharmacy, and Transport Canada. Read Eyes on the Skies

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Read Ontario Breaks Ground on Long-Term Care Homes in Cambridge, Kitchener and Guelph

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About peopleCare Communities
peopleCare is a Canadian, family owned leading operator of senior living communities, with strong values and a 50-year history of service. We are committed to engagement and collaboration to create vibrant communities of care that deliver meaningful experiences, clinical best practices, engaging programs and integrated services that meet seniors’ changing needs. peopleCare’s innovation and leadership has earned Accreditation Canada Exemplary Status, Canada’s Best Managed Companies Platinum designation, and the single largest research grant from the Ontario Centres of Excellence, which funded our award-winning Clinical Pharmacy Model, a first-of-its-kind for long-term care in Canada. Our vision is to Change the World of Senior Living.

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