Local homes for the aged resume capital project

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HURON COUNTY – A project that began before the pandemic has received a green light to move forward the with purchase and installation of additional ceiling lifts for Huronview and Huronlea long-term care residents.

A letter addressed to the warden and councillors said that 2020 capital funds were allocated with the intent to continue this capital resident ceiling lift project throughout this fiscal year.

The Homes for the Aged requested approval to proceed with the purchase and installation of additional resident ceiling lifts through the sole sourcing procurement process initiated before pandemic times, in early 2020.

The letter said the previous directors of care at both Huronview and Huronlea completed ceiling lift capital projects through which Huronview purchased 24 Arjo ceiling lifts and 14 Hillrom ceiling lifts, and Huronlea purchased 21 Arjo lifts, 18 Hillrom lifts, and eight Waverly Glen ceiling lifts.

These were installed in various resident rooms above the bed to assist staff with transferring residents who are dependent on staff assistance for lifting needs.

Huronlea Home for the Aged will purchase three resident ceiling lifts with scale attachment from Arjo for a quoted price of $13,950, and six resident ceiling lifts from Arjo for a quoted price of $48,000.

Huronview Home for the Aged will purchase seven resident ceiling lifts from Arjo for a quoted price of $56,000.

Huronlea Home for the Aged will purchase six resident ceiling lifts from Arjo for a quoted price of $48,000.

The purchases will be made and installed by Arjo.

Cory Bilyea, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Wingham Advance Times