This release was issued under a previous government.

Shepherd’s Care Foundation has been awarded an Affordable Supportive Living Initiative (ASLI) grant to begin immediate construction on its Shepherd’s Garden-Eden House facility.

“Premier Jim Prentice has made providing quality, affordable seniors housing a priority for this government. We’ve worked with our community partners to make sure new care spaces are built to give seniors the care they need in a setting that’s close to family and friends.”

Jeff Johnson, Minister of Seniors

An ASLI Request for Proposals (RFP) was issued by government in fall 2014 that specifically targeted areas of the province that showed a need for supportive living spaces. The goal is to ensure that those who are no longer able to stay at home will have choices in their own communities that support their independence and provide the care they need, with their families and friends close by.

“Shepherd’s Care is grateful for this ASLI grant that allows us to complete the aging-in-place campus here in Edmonton Rutherford. These long-term care beds will allow couples to stay together in their home community, even as their care needs change.”

John Pray, President and CEO for Shepherd’s Care Foundation

“The addition of 53 long-term care beds to other services currently provided by Shepherd's Care at this site will ensure that residents can truly ‘age in place’ as their health needs change over time. It is a pleasure to partner with an organization that is focused on meeting the needs of seniors in our community, and leading the way in facility design and service delivery.”

Fred Horne, MLA for Edmonton-Rutherford

Supportive living is designed for people whose care needs mean they are no longer able to stay in their own homes. Residents have their own private rooms, meals, housekeeping, and 24-7 professional nursing care services, depending on their care needs.