ABOUT YEE HONG
ABOUT YEE HONG
The funds raised help support the expansive continuum of culturally appropriate long-term care and services provided by Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care to seniors of various ethnic backgrounds in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Yee Hong helps seniors lead dignified, independent and fulfilling lives through their long-term care homes, senior housing, and community-based social and medical services.
As one of the largest non-profit long-term care providers in Canada, Yee Hong operates 805 long-term care beds in the Greater Toronto Area. Along with various outreach programs and services, over 16,000 seniors and families across the Greater Toronto Area are under the care of Yee Hong every year.
YEE HONG ENTERS A NEW ERA OF EXPANSION
The fast-aging population of our community means that Yee Hong needs to expand its services. In addition to our four existing long-term care centres, Yee Hong is embarking on our “Love Gives” capital campaign to build three more nursing homes and add 800 more licensed beds to our capacity. Our initial goal is to raise $80 million as our equity stake to kick-start construction. We are committed to addressing the urgent long-term care situation in Ontario, where 40,000 seniors are currently waiting for a long-term care bed, and the wait time for a Yee Hong bed can be as long as 10 years.
YEE HONG DURING COVID-19
Thanks to the leadership of our executive team, Yee Hong activated its pandemic plan earlier than many other nursing homes. During the first wave of COVID-19, the dedicated frontline staff of the four Yee Hong centres performed exceptionally well in keeping every resident safe. While we ride the ups and downs of every wave of the pandemic, Yee Hong has kept the situation well under control. In these unusual times, we see an ever-increasing demand of quality elderly care as provided by Yee Hong.