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Got a good name for the Carbonear long-term care facility?

<p>The new Carbonear long-term care facility opening in September cost approximately $100 million.</p>
<p>The new Carbonear long-term care facility opening in September cost approximately $100 million.</p>

 Eastern Health is accepting submissions for the name of the new long-term care facility in Carbonear, which opened in fall 2016.

“We want to give this facility a name with which our residents and their families will identify. We are seeking imaginative suggestions that reflect the positive care environment, the population residing at the facility, physical location, serene setting, and history of the area,” Judy O’Keefe, vice-president with responsibility for long-term care, said in a news release.

The facility, which replaced the Harbour Lodge Nursing Home, Interfaith Citizens’ Home and Pentecostal Senior Citizens’ Home, was built with provincial funding of nearly $102 million.

The facility is a 200-bed, four-storey residence providing recreation therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, spiritual care, support services and utilities. With single resident rooms, some double room accommodations, recreational space and dining areas, it also has protective care for residents with dementia and short-stay service.

To obtain a suggestion form, visit the Eastern Health website or call (709) 945-5403. The deadline for submissions is April 5.



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