Huronia Guest Home residents relocated

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In a further update from the County of Simcoe, vulnerable residents of Huronia Guest Home have been relocated to temporary housing as of Jan. 19, and are in the process of being placed into permanent homes.

“Dedicated attention continues to be given to the process of finding long-term housing solutions for these residents in need. The residents continue to be consulted and updated as permanent homes are found. Shelter and care for these individuals are our priority. We are committed to continue providing support for these individuals while they find permanent housing with the assistance of many local organizations led by the team in Social and Community Services,” said a statement from the County of Simcoe.

“While this is a privately-run facility, community partners have taken significant action to support the residents in the home including placing all remaining residents at the home into temporary housing. Partners are providing healthy food through the support of the County’s long-term care and seniors services facilities and the Red Cross Meals on Wheels program as well as healthcare support including assistance from personal support workers around the clock 24/7.”

The county and its partners, including the Township of Clearview, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, and the South Georgian Bay Ontario Health Team, do not have legislative or regulatory authority over this privately- owned and operated facility but have taken action to secure pest remediation, short- and long-term accommodation, mental health and physical support, meals, and transportation.

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