New long-term care home officially opens in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

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A new long-term care home was officially opened in Happy Valley-Goose Bay today.
The one-level, 50-bed long-term care facility is adjacent to the Labrador Health Centre and features four wings, one of which is a 13-bed protective care unit for dementia care patients. The facility also has a chapel, which converts to a multi-purpose room, and a rehabilitation room. Residents of the Paddon Home moved into the new long-term care home on June 29.
"As we work towards the development of a new long-term care and community support services strategy, our government has continued to invest in new long-term care facilities throughout the province where we recognized and worked to address an immediate need," Health Minister Jerome Kennedy said. "This beautiful new facility will provide residents with a comfortable home environment and will allow staff to continue to provide quality care with the benefit of modern amenities."
The new facility in Happy Valley-Goose Bay is one of several initiatives the provincial government says it is undertaking to enhance long-term care services in the province.
"As in other parts of the province, our population in this region is aging and our ability to meet their unique health care needs continues to grow," said Boyd Rowe, CEO, Labrador-Grenfell Health.
"We are very pleased that our government has also recognized this need. Through government's investment, this new building will allow us to provide quality long-term care for Labrador residents, through a modern facility, designed and equipped to provide the best care possible."

Organizations: Labrador Health Centre

Geographic location: Happy Valley, Goose Bay, Labrador

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  • Hayley
    July 20, 2010 - 13:02

    Way to go Gran!