Plans moving forward for new long-term care home in Grenfell

The location for a new publicly-funded, publicly-operated long term care facility for residents of Grenfell and area have been determined,

The 33-bed home will be built in the town’s northeast corner on a piece of land owned by the town

“We’re happy to be moving ahead with this project, which will provide a safe, healthy and home-like environment for residents and staff,” Mental Health and Addictions, Seniors and Rural and Remote Health Minister Everett Hindley said. “Not only will the new home be a wonderful place to live and work, it will allow seniors to remain in Grenfell and be closer to their loved ones.”

The Provincial Budget, released on April 6, included $3.6 million in funding to advance design and engineering work for the new facility.

“The community of Grenfell has been looking forward to this announcement,” Moosomin MLA Steven Bonk said. “This investment will improve long-term care services for the people of Grenfell and will be a great addition to the community.”

“The Saskatchewan Health Authority is excited that the site has been selected so we can move forward with the new care home,” Primary Health Care Executive Director Jacqui Kennett Peppler said. “The publicly owned and operated Grenfell Care Home will provide 33 residents the comforts of home with the high quality care needed in a supportive environment.”

Residents of the old Grenfell Pioneer Home, which closed in 2018, were relocated to nearby facilities. They will be offered the first opportunity to move into the new home.

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