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 26,000 seniors and families across the Greater Toronto Area are under the care of Yee Hong every year.
YEE HONG IN A NEW ERA
The fast-aging population in our communities means Yee Hong needs to expand its services and programs. In November 2020, the Yee Hong Peter K Kwok Hospice opened at the Scarborough-Finch Centre. The hospice is the first built by the Chinese Canadian community in Canada. Additionally, Yee Hong is embarking on a capital campaign for three new centres with a total of 800 beds, which will be built in Scarborough, Markham and Mississauga in the next few years.
The Ontario Government announced in November that $25 million of new funding will be invested to help Yee Hong build a new 224-bed long-term care centre in Scarborough. The investment recognizes the dedication, compassion and expertise of the Yee Hong team, and brings us one giant step closer to the $80 million required for the construction of the new centre.
YEE HONG DURING COVID-19
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 did a great job in keeping every resident safe. In the more severe second wave, Yee Hong has kept the situation well under control. In these unusual times, we witness an ever-increasing demand of quality elderly care that is being provided by Yee Hong.