By the fall of 2022, the west side community of Garry Station will be home to a new 100 unit continuing care facility which will be operated by Covenant Health.
A new 100 unit continuing care facility is expected to welcome residents on the west side by the fall of 2022.
Health Minister Sarah Hoffman was in the city to make the announcement Friday (Mar. 8) and says Covenant Health has already started the design and development work.
The care facility, which will be built in the Garry Station subdivision, will offer a mix of designated supportive living spaces including support for those suffering with dementia.
Covenant Health CEO, Patrick Dumelie says this new facility will assist in taking pressure off acute care services in Lethbridge. "Ensuring seniors can move out of hospital and into a supportive living residence where they will receive the appropriate level of care in a warm, nurturing environment.”
Clients can expect home-like suites and supports and services that meet their changing health needs as they age.
The government notes Lethbridge has been identified as a priority area in need of more continuing care spaces for the city's growing seniors population and people with complex health needs.