Representation of a bedroom in a future seniors' home.
Work has begun for the construction of the future Lac-Mégantic seniors' and alternative home.
Minister responsible for Seniors, Sonia Bélanger , was accompanied by the Member of Parliament for Mégantic, François Jacques, for the official groundbreaking on Friday morning.
The local CHSLD, the Paternal Home, and the hospital's long-term unit are no longer adequate for their 90 residents.
The future seniors' home will be erected on the site of the hospital and will offer 99 places. In total, the project is valued at $108 million and should be delivered in the spring of 2025.
While some seniors' home projects have suffered delays, Minister Bélanger is optimistic about when the one in Lac-Mégantic opens in two years. In seniors' homes, what we're seeing right now are delays of about six months. In what we are announcing today, we are in a different context in terms of construction. On the other hand, in terms of the labor shortage, we are right in the middle of it. Our government is currently working very hard to recruit personnel in our health and social services network, she said.
Some households will have 13 units instead of the usual 12 found in senior homes.