Alberta Health Services (AHS) will open Spirit River’s first Type B Continuing Care Home (CCH) spaces (formally known as designated supportive living spaces) at Pleasant View Lodge later this year, enabling more community members to receive a higher level of care closer to home.

The Government of Alberta and the federal government are providing $24 million in capital funding to replace the existing Pleasant View Lodge. The new facility will include 52 supportive living spaces, a level of care previously unavailable in Spirit River, as well as 40 lodge spaces.

A Type B CCH space is a home-like environment that provides 24-hour on-site scheduled and unscheduled professional and personal care and support, provided by licensed practical nurses and healthcare aides. Of the 52 Type B CCH spaces, half are dedicated for residents with dementia.

The Grande Spirit Foundation operates Pleasant View Lodge and will manage accommodation services to its residents. AHS will be responsible for the care needs of the Type B CCH residents.

The local Type B CCH spaces are expected to be available in early summer.

Visit the AHS website to learn more about supportive living care or contact an AHS home care case manager, at 1-855-371-4122, to discuss health needs and options.

Information provided by Alberta Health Services

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