Funding announcement for Valley Manor major boost for development plan

BARRY’S BAY – There was a very encouraging development for the Valley Manor long-term care home in Barry’s Bay with a funding announcement last week.”

The announcement was delivered in-person by Minister of Long-Term Care Merrilee Fullerton, who was joined by local MPP John Yakabuski.

“The new LTC funding model is such a game-changer: jump-starting the Valley Manor redevelopment project by $4.3 million plus an up front planning grant based on a percentage of the total cost of the project,” said Trisha DesLaurier Sammon, CEO of the Valley Manor.

The new funding model takes into consideration the rural positioning of the home and the relatively restricted fundraising possibilities that this entails.

“This new funding model is extremely beneficial for Valley Manor’s development project as there is new funding based on the demographics of the home and moves away from a one-size fits all approach which made the project more complex and challenging,” Sammon said.

“Barry’s Bay is defined as a ‘rural centre’ with a core population of less than 10,000 people, therefore Valley Manor will be funded in that category.”

Additionally, she added, “Valley Manor does qualify for a grant  based on a  percentage of total project costs.

This grant will be provided up front to expedite the redevelopment process.

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