Overhead and underneath concerns will be taken care of at a Gander long-term care facility as the provincial government announces more than $450,000 in funding.
In the latest round of government funding announcements Thursday, Lakeside Homes, a Central Health long-term care facility in Gander, is being provided $425,000 to replace roofing on the two nursing units
An additional $27,500 is allocated to purchase new adjustable geriatric chairs designed for long-term care settings that reduce sitting pressure, preserve independence, reduce falls, and improve the quality of life for the resident. Also included in this funding are upgrades to the common seating area for patients and visitors.
Gander’s MHA Kevin O’Brien and Central Health’s president and CEO Rosemarie Goodyear see government’s investment into Lakeside Homes as more than just into a physical structure.
“Providing care for our loved ones as they age is an important priority of the provincial government. Upgrading Lakeside Homes is more than an investment in a building, it is about ensuring that we provide comfortable settings for our families while they receive quality and essential care,” said O’Brien in Thursday’s news release.
Goodyear couldn’t agree more.
“Long-term care is certainly an area where we are seeing an increased demand for services, so I am very pleased to see government make this investment in long-term care infrastructure,” she said. “For the 102 residents of Lakeside Homes, that facility is truly their home and infrastructure investments such as this one will ensure that care continues to be provided in surroundings that are well-maintained.”