A new 80-bed personal care home opened in Niverville Tuesday, providing additional living space for seniors in southeast Manitoba.
Health Minister Theresa Oswald and Local Government Minister Ron Lemieux officially opened the facility, in which the province will provide $5 million per year in operating costs.
“We want to ensure seniors have the care they need and living options they want, and this new Heritage Life Personal Care Home in Niverville will help meet the needs in this growing community,” Oswald said.
All 80 rooms offer private accommodations and bathrooms for residents, and the facility includes a new special-care unit for residents with more aggressive behaviours often caused by dementia.
The province has several other personal care homes under development that will add over 300 more beds throughout Morden, Lac du Bonnet and Winnipeg.