The first phase of the new Boyne Lodge personal care home opened in Carman on Friday.
The PCH will eventually include 105 beds and came about after a 2016 review determined the area was in need of additional personal care home spaces with a growing aging population.
Of the first phase, 79 beds are available with an additional 26 beds planned for the second phase, which will include the renovation of the existing Boyne Towers (built in 1967).
“For quite some time, there has been a demand for more personal care home spaces for people living in Carman and the surrounding communities,” said Health Minister Audrey Gordon.
“We are very pleased the first group of residents will be moving into Boyne Lodge and that we are able to build on our government’s commitment to increasing the number of personal care home beds to serve Manitobans closer to home.”
The provincial government is providing $21.9 million of the $39.1 million total project costs, with $17.2 million provided by Boyne Care Holdings.