The Government of New Brunswick will help fund a new 190-bed nursing home in the town of Shediac, N.B.
Officials say the Villa Providence will be replaced by Maison Providence at a cost of $70 million.
It will be operated by Comfort Life Network and is expected to be complete by 2025-26.
“Villa Providence has been an important facility for the Shediac region by providing good-quality care and services to residents for more than 50 years,” said Social Development Bruce Fitch in a news release.
“We now want the community to have access to the same level of care and services for years to come, and we believe the new facility will help make this happen.”
Maison Providence, consisting of five 30-bed homes and two 20-bed homes, will include social, living and dining spaces, as well as landscaped outdoor spaces. The home will also include a specialized unit for psychogeriatric care.
Government says the decision to replace Villa Providence was made after a facility assessment report.
“We are extremely proud to build a modernized facility that will address many space and functional concerns, and replace major systems at the end of their serviceable use,” said Ronald LeBlanc, executive director of Villa Providence.
“The owner-operator for this project has over 50 years of experience in the delivery of nursing home services and is committed to a person-centered-care approach that empowers staff and places residents and families at the centre of all decisions.”
Officials say there are currently 71 licensed nursing homes across New Brunswick. The government aims to increase this to 80 nursing homes in the coming years.