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Minister visits Carleton Place to celebrate opening of new Stoneridge Manor

Stan Cho, Minister of Long-Term Care, along with MPP John Jordan, celebrated the opening of the new Stoneridge Manor in Carleton Place with residents and staff on Nov. 7. – Submitted photo

The Ontario government, along with Axium-Extendicare, celebrated the opening of the new Stoneridge Manor on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The modernized long-term care home is bringing 128 new and upgraded beds to the Town of Carleton Place.

The new home is part of the Ontario government’s commitment to build more than 58,000 new and upgraded long-term care beds across the province.

“Congratulations to the Axium-Extendicare team as we celebrate the opening of a brand new long-term care home in Lanark County. Our government is fixing long-term care and ensuring we build homes for seniors in the communities they helped build,” said Stan Cho, Minister of Long-Term Care. “The opening of Stoneridge Manor means 128 residents now have a new, modern and comfortable place to call home.”

Construction of the redeveloped Stoneridge Manor began in December 2020 on a new site in Carleton Place. The new two-storey home provides 68 new and 60 upgraded long-term care beds and welcomed its first residents in spring 2023.

“In the many discussions I’ve had with seniors and families about long-term care in our communities, there’s been a resounding request for an environment that reflects the spirit of a home-town lifestyle,” said Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston MPP John Jordan.

“Stoneridge Manor is designed to provide high quality care in a safe, secure state-of-the-art home – while paying attention to the details that create a comfortable, welcoming neighbourhood. As we work together to meet the demands of our growing communities, providing our seniors with a place to call home is top priority. I applaud the steadfast efforts made at every level to bring us to this grand opening celebration at Stoneridge Manor.”

Stoneridge Manor features design improvements for residents including larger resident common areas, a place of worship, beauty salon, health club and air conditioning throughout the home. The home also contains a hospitality suite ­— similar to a hotel room — where a resident’s family may stay overnight when required. The home’s overall design is centred around ‘resident home areas’ that create more intimate and familiar living spaces for up to 32 residents, with dining and activity areas, lounges and bedrooms. The larger home size also helps connect residents to expanded healthcare services, including rehabilitation and restorative care, cognitive and physical programming, and dementia care.

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