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Letter to Families-Air Conditioning July 28 2022

Letter to Families-Air Conditioning

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Dear Resident Families:

Earlier today CBC London published a story entitled, “3 London long-term care homes are still without air conditioning in all rooms”, which identified McCormick Home as one of the three homes.

McCormick Home has tempered air systems with enhanced cooling capacity in all resident bedrooms and traditional air conditioning in all common areas.  We believe that this system offers the better solution for keeping residents comfortable and safe and has allowed us to maintain comfortable temperatures for residents during hotter periods of the year.

When we were planning the building of our current home, which opened in 2006, we took into consideration the wishes of residents who preferred not to have traditional air conditioning in their bedrooms.  As a result, we installed a standard tempered air system and added additional cooling capacity to ensure resident comfort in bedrooms throughout the building during hot periods.

We have been in discussions with the ministry since this initiative began and are awaiting their determination if our current cooling system is acceptable.

We monitor temperatures in resident bedrooms and common areas on all floors three times per day, as well as monitor the seven day forecasts.  We implement our formal Hot Weather Protocols/Heat-Related Illness Prevention and Management Protocols when the outdoor temperature reaches the ministry threshold of 26 degrees Celsius or higher.

If you have any questions or concerns related to resident bedroom cooling at McCormick Home, please contact Steven Crawford, CEO, McCormick Care Group at 519-432-2648 ext. 2319 or by email at