Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation Officially Welcomes Specialty Care

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Markham, Ontario (December 2, 2013) – Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation is pleased to announce the acquisition of Specialty Care assets announced on April 4, 2013 is complete.

“In bringing the organizations together, our first priority will be to ensure that the residents living in our 35 long-term care homes and 10 retirement residences continue to receive the high quality of resident-centred care and service they have come to expect, “ says Lois Cormack, Chief Executive Officer. “There will be no disruption for the residents and clients we serve.”

Leisureworld also welcomes all 1,500 Specialty Care employees to the organization, which will now include long term care, retirement, home care and management and consulting services. As a result of this growth, Leisureworld now becomes the second largest provider of long term care in Ontario.

“We will continue to adopt leading practices to improve the lives of the seniors we serve, and our homes will continue to work collaboratively with health service providers, community agencies and Local Health Integration Networks to remain responsive to local needs,” says Cormack. “As a leader in seniors care, there are excellent opportunities to continue building strong relationships to enhance services for seniors across the continuum of care.”

A transition plan has been developed that will bring the teams of both organizations together under a shared culture and vision, one that is focused on excellent, person-centred service for residents and clients and that values, recognizes and empowers its employees.

While there will be some re-alignment of responsibilities at head office locations in Vaughan and Markham over the next few months, contacts for community partners will remain the same. Specialty Care homes will also retain their names. A list of our communities is attached for your reference.

About Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation

Established in 1972, Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation has approximately 7,500 employees committed to delivering quality care and service to 5,733 residents living in its 35 long-term care homes; to 1,065 residents in its 10 retirement communities across Ontario and British Columbia; and to seniors receiving care at home through its Preferred Health Care Services. Leisureworld also has a management and consulting division.

For more information, please visit www.leisureworld.ca.

 


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