Humber Meadows Long-Term Care Home
A meadow is an open habitat, or field, vegetated by grass, herbs and other plants. Meadows attract a multitude of wildlife and support flora and fauna that could not thrive in other habitats. The design metaphor of a meadow ties this long-term care facility to the ideas of nurturing growth, providing shelter and creating a supporting community for all, which are also important aspects of building a home.
Humber Meadows LTC is being designed as a 320 bed, Long-Term Care Home that will be located at Finch RCC Campus. The home will provide much needed long-term care capacity to the north-west catchment of Toronto. The six-floor home will follow a mix of modular and conventional design built in partnership with the Ministry of Long-Term Care, Infrastructure Ontario, the Ministry of Health and EllisDon. The building features two interior courtyards, ensuring that all resident rooms have windows and abundant natural light. The first floor of the home has a great hall, beauty salon, private dining room for resident events, dedicated spiritual space, and a six-chair hemodialysis unit.
The five resident floors are divided into ten Resident Home Areas (RHA). Each RHA will provide a home for 32 residents and has its own dining room, lounge and activity room, and a dedicated break room for the staff working in this area. This design allows the option for each RHA to operate independently if necessary to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Overall, Humber Meadows Long-Term Care home has 200 private rooms, including five private bariatric rooms and 120 semi-private rooms.
Humber Meadows Long-Term Care Home aspires to create a feeling of a home-like environment for every resident while ensuring high-quality care. Residents will have access to daily nursing care as well as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology services, as needed. Humber Meadows will offer a variety of recreational, social and spiritual activities, making use of the home’s beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces. Regular outings will ensure ongoing engagement with the local community.