Zoning approval allows for seniors’ facility expansion

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Jarlette Health Services is planning to construct a multi-phased Continuum Care Facility in Stayner, providing housing and services for seniors.

Council approved a zoning amendment for a six-acre property at 7044 Highway 26 (across from the emergency hub) from a Development Area Zone to Institutional Residential at its Jan. 21 meeting.

Jarlette currently operates Stayner Care Centre (formerly Stayner Nursing Home), a 49-bed long-term care home at 7308 Highway 26.

The zoning amendment will permit a four-storey building, and several additional uses. 

According to a Clearview Township staff report, the proposed first phase includes the construction of a four-storey long-term care home for residents requiring 24-hour nursing care and support. The first and second floors will consist of 96 licensed long-term care beds. The inclusion of an additional 64 long-term care beds on a third storey of the home is also proposed and contingent upon future allocation from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Once all long term-care beds are instituted, the potential for an additional 35 seniors apartments on a forth floor of the home is also proposed.

The second phase of the development involves the construction of a retirement lodge within a second four-storey structure, south of the long-term care home and connected by a proposed common centre link building. 

When fully constructed the retirement lodge is intended to contain a total of approximately 140 apartments geared towards older members of the community. Providing lifestyle opportunities that promote independence and access to various levels of care services. The lodge is intended to begin as a two-storey structure, eventually reaching a total of four storeys contingent upon market demand.

The one-storey common centre building would link the proposed long-term care home and the future retirement lodge. 

The common centre is intended to connect the two primary structures and offer a range of supporting services to residents and visitors, including medical services, personal services shops, restaurant/cafe, theatre, games room, tuck shop, hair salon, greenhouse, etc.

Through the development of the long-term care home, the overall development may also include an adult day centre offering services such as rehabilitation/restorative clinic, supporting the Local Health Integration Network Initiative (LHIN) to provide comprehensive, community focused care. 

The clinic may provide rehabilitation services for outpatients, including programs to improve strength, mobility, endurance, and life skills.

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