It took a year, but the seniors residents at Golden Links Lodge are home.
All of the 86 residents were moved out of the personal care home facility on April 20 after a flood in the basement that destroyed the home’s mechanical and electrical systems. Residents were moved to other facilities across the city.
“I want to thank residents and families for their patience,” said Gina Trinidad, Chief Operating Officer for Long Term Care and Deer Lodge Centre with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. “It has been a long journey, but we are happy to have our doors open again.”
Repairs included replacing a portion of the basement floor, reconstructing the building’s weeping tile system, installing new mechanical, air handling, electrical equipment and a new elevator, and reconstructing the basement. The facility also did some renovations to the centre, including painting the entire inside of the building, upgrading flooring, the dining room , some bath tubs and replacing both nursing stations.
Repairs cost $4 million.