The Prairie North Regional Health Authority is celebrating following the opening of the Lloydminster Continual Care Centre.
The new 60-bed seniors home held its grand opening ceremony, featuring cottage-style rooms, separate bathrooms, and a higher level of care. The home was built to replace the 55-bed long-term care wing of the aging Dr. Cooke Extended Care Centre, built in 1972.
“Our government understands how important it is to people to be able to age in their homes and communities,” says Sarah Hoffman, Minister of Alberta Health. “This new centre means people from Lloydminster and area can be close to family and friends while receiving excellent care in a more home-like setting.”
“The Government of Saskatchewan is pleased to partner with Alberta Health Services and Prairie North Health Region to ensure that the health care needs of the people of Lloydminster and area are met,” adds Lloydminster MLA Colleen Young, on behalf of Saskatchewan Health Minister Dustin Duncan. “This new long-term care facility is providing quality care to residents and families of this unique community.”
The total cost of the new centre is $34.2 million.