This release was issued under a previous government.

The new care home will be on the park-like grounds of Villa Marguerite at 9810-165th Street in Edmonton. It will serve Alberta seniors and others who need daily living support plus access to round-the-clock nursing care.

“Opening new spaces for Albertans to receive care is more important than ever, based on our growing seniors population. When the addition is complete, another 99 Albertans will have a place to call home that meets their health needs while treating them with the respect and dignity they deserve.”

Sarah Hoffman, Minister of Health

The Government of Alberta is committed to identifying where long-term care spaces are needed and how they will be built and operated to ensure that the right kinds of care are available.

“We are very appreciative of the Alberta Government’s support and commitment to meet the needs of seniors,” said Al Jina, President of Park Place Seniors Living. The addition of 99 long-term care beds will help create an exciting campus of care, incorporating a “neighbourhood design” which is best practice in residential care.”

Al Jina, President and owner, Park Place Seniors Living

In 2015, Park Place Seniors Living was awarded a $6.3-million grant towards the project after a successful submission to the Affordable Supportive Living Initiative.

The contractor for the project is Edmonton’s Chandos Construction.