Visionary approach to seniors care allows for family members to stay together. December 19, 2013 Strathmore –
Seniors and their families now have more housing options with the completion of Phase 2 of Sagewood Seniors Community. Phase 2 of the community features 35 secured supportive living units that can accommodate seniors with moderate to severe dementia, 35 supportive living units, and 35 long-term care beds in a caring, warm, inclusive, and supportive environment. Inter-generational programming is also incorporated in this phase through the child day care and the adult day support program.
Premier Alison Redford says Sagewood allows seniors to live with dignity and comfort in familiar surroundings. “Our government is committed to making sure we give seniors the best possible care. I’m glad that seniors and couples with different care needs are going to be able to live and age together in the same community,” said Premier Redford. Health Minister Fred Horne says the province is pleased to partner with AgeCare in helping meet a growing need for safe, high quality homes that take into account varying and progressive requirements of care. “Alberta seniors built this province, and they deserve a friendly and comfortable environment as they enter their senior years,” said Minister Horne. “With Sagewood, AgeCare is demonstrating the value of providing the comforts of home while meeting the care requirements of an aging population.” “Providing appropriate living spaces for seniors – in their own communities – is part of the government’s commitment to providing safe, quality continuing care,” said Associate Minister of Seniors Dave Quest. “We were pleased to provide support for Phase Two through our Affordable Supportive Living Initiative program.”
The Redford Government provided $4.3 million for development of Phase 1 of Sagewood Seniors Community, and $7.6 million for the development of Phase 2 through the Affordable Supportive Living Initiative (ASLI). ASLI supports the development of living spaces which help people remain as independent as possible while they have access to home-like accommodation and services that meet their changing needs. “With the growing population of seniors in Strathmore and the surrounding communities, the need for seniors housing and care services has been recognized for several years,” says Dr. Hasmukh Patel, CEO of AgeCare Communities. “Sagewood provides a safe and secure home-like atmosphere with a full spectrum of care from affordable independent living, supportive living to long-term care, all under one roof.” Sagewood Seniors Community now employs nearly 150 care and support staff and provides 207 units of seniors housing options for Strathmore. AgeCare is dedicated to creating vibrant communities that celebrate and support aging with dignity, independence, and community interaction. For more information about Sagewood Seniors Community and AgeCare visit agecare.ca/news