Grey county is pushing ahead with a plan to have Sienna Senior Living, manage the three long term care homes in the area.
It has put in an application to Queen's Park, looking for approval for a 5 year deal with Sienna.
Communications Manager, Rob Hatten says the company will help the County be better prepared to provide long term care more effectively and efficiently.
Grey County will maintain responsibility and decision making authority for Lee Manor in Owen Sound, Grey Gables in Markdale and Rockwood Terrace in Durham.
One of Sienna’s first activities will be developing an in-depth action plan to help Grey County achieve accreditation from CARF Canada.
The action plan will focus on compliance and quality improvements.
Meanwhile, the change in government at Queens park may delay somewhat the approval of the contract for Sienna Senior Living to manage the three homes.
Hatten says it also could hold up final approval of the plan to sell of Grey Gables in Markdale and build a new 166 bed facility in Durham to replace it (Grey Gables) and Rockwood Terrace.