The renovation of the Sunshine and Hillview lodges will accommodate 26 new continuing care living spaces, which provide different levels of care and flexible options for seniors as their health-care needs change.
That includes health-care services of varying levels, from care aides and onsite nursing care to specialized dementia care.
The ministries of Seniors and Housing and Health collaborated on this project to cut red tape and bring greater efficiency to the funding and capital project approval processes.
The housing management body, Drumheller and District Seniors Foundation, will operate the redeveloped lodges, while Alberta Health Services will administer the healthcare services.
“Seniors who used to have to leave the area, leaving family and friends behind, will now have the opportunity to receive the care they require and not have to leave,’’ said Board Chair Tom Zariski.
Watch the video here to see the presentation unfold.