The Government of New Brunswick announced Friday it broke ground on a new nursing home in the Village of Saint-Isidore, in the Acadian Peninsula.
Villa St-Isidore, located in the heart of the village, is expected to cost $29.7 million and add 60 beds to New Brunswick’s nursing home network.
“We are making more investments in long-term care services to make sure more nursing home beds will be available for New Brunswick’s aging population,” said Dorothy Shephard, New Brunswick’s minister of social development.
A partnership of local businesses will build the facility and lease it to Villa St-Isidore Nursing Home Partnership, which will operate on land donated by the late Richard Losier, a local businessman.
Ronald Losier, speaking on behalf of the group of local investors, said they are happy to be able to develop this facility in Saint-Isidore and the Acadian Peninsula.
“The new nursing home is a genuine community project that brings together many partners for the benefit of our seniors while creating job opportunities for the whole region,” he said.
Oscar Roussel is chair of the board of La Villa St. Joseph ltée and said these facilities allow for flexibility for residents with similar needs.
“With the ability to tailor the activities of each house to the needs and preferences of the residents, resident care can be provided by the same staff, which will enhance continuity of care and contact with the residents and families,” he said.
The province expects Villa St-Isidore to open by spring 2024, which government adds will promote “resident-centred care in a home-like setting.”