By: Laura Steiner
Milton Retirement homes are getting $135,700 in funding for additional protection against COVID-19. The money comes from a $30 million overall investment covering the hiring of additional staff, and the purchase of supplies to contain, and stop the spread of infection.
“We are making sure our seniors are protected and cared for is part of our plan to do whatever is necessary to defeat COVID-19,” Milton MPP Parm Gill said. The investment follows an announcement of $756, 400 in funding given to Allendale and Mount Nemo Christian Nursing Home.
The funding will be split among three private-run retirement communities:
- Birkdale Place Seniors Community is receiving $43,700
- Martindale Gardens Retirement Residence is receiving $35,800
- Seasons Milton is receiving $56,100
15,000 staff, 35,000 residents have received both doses COVID-19 vaccine to-date. As of March 15, there are 0 outbreaks in Milton-based institutions according to the Region of Halton’s website.