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VALLEY MANOR | NEW LONG TERM CARE HOME DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

Long Term Care Homes within the County of Renfrew

Long Term Care Homes within the County of Renfrew

Changing Design Standards & Codes

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Enhanced Long-Term Care Home Renewal Strategy
Design Manual

  • The Resident Home Area
  • Size of resident bedroom
  • Number of residents sharing a room and a washroom
  • Number of bathing facilities (tub and shower)
  • Number and size of lounge, program and activity rooms
  • Size of dining rooms
  • The ability to provide secure spaces or “lock-down” areas within the Home

Community and Market

  • With 140 staff, Valley Manor is the largest employer in the Madawaska Valley and injects over $6 million into the local and surrounding economy every year.
  • If Valley Manor doesn’t redevelop by 2025, the MOHLTC will close the home affecting those 140 families currently employed there, not to mention the 90 families with loved ones in Valley Manor’s care.
  • Should the Home be closed, the Ministry will take those existing bed licenses away from Valley Manor and likely the County of Renfrew.
  • Valley Manor has a consistently long waiting list for accommodations with most of the admissions coming from the Madawaska Valley, Hagarty and Richards and South Algonquin and Whitney.
  • In the next ten years, the population within the County of Renfrew that are reaching the age that they will require care is expected to increase dramatically.

Aerial View of Barry’s Bay

Aerial View of Barry’s Bay

Status of the Redevelopment

  • Planning for the redevelopment of the 96‑bed long-term care home was initiated in 2009 under the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care’s Long-Term Care Renewal Strategy program.
  • Valley Manor is now moving the process forward with the Ministry of Health under the more recent 2015 Enhanced Long-Term Care Home Renewal Strategy.
  • The new 96-bed home will be located adjacent to the St. Francis Memorial Hospital (SFMH), a 20-bed community hospital and medical building, to contribute to the town’s vision for a community healthcare hub.
  • Drawings provided by Hobin Architecture Incorporated, Ottawa, Ontario.www.hobinarc.com

Site Comparison

Valley Manor - Existing (Mintha) Site
Valley Manor - Existing (Mintha) Site
Valley Manor - New (Sherwood School) SiteValley Manor - New (Sherwood School) Site

Aerial View Looking North - Artist’s Concept

Aerial View Looking North - Artist's Concept

John Yakabuski attended Valley Manor for a meeting on October 9th to discuss the redevelopment of the new Valley Manor

John Yakabuski attended Valley Manor for a meeting on October 9th to discuss the redevelopment of the new Valley Manor


John Yakabuski attended Valley Manor for a meeting on October 9th to discuss the redevelopment of the new Valley Manor with the Board of Directors, Senior Leader ship and the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation.

Trisha Sammon CEO stated that the new Valley Manor will in fact be a 96 bed long term care home and has received final approval on October 4th from Christine Elliot, Minister of Health. The day after the Ontario Governments healthcare funding announcement.

Trisha Sammon feels that the recent announcement that the Government of Ontario will be adding 6000 new long-term care beds into the system to decrease hallway medicine is the perfect opportunity for us to address our challenges. I know that John Yakabuski recognizes that this added capacity is urgently needed to alleviate the burden on hospitals and ensure that seniors receive the most appropriate care in the most appropriate settings such as Valley Manor in Barry’s Bay.