June 7, 2019
RED DEER – The ribbon has been cut at the Hamlets at Red Deer, as officials, dignitaries, residents and families celebrated the official opening of the city’s newest designated supportive living facility.
Residents first began moving into the Hamlets at Red Deer in February. Located southwest of Gasoline Alley, the facility provides an additional 136 new supportive living spaces to the community where seniors who have more complex needs – including those with dementia – can get support for their health and personal needs in a home-like environment.
“We’re so pleased seniors and families in Red Deer now have access to more supportive living spaces in their community,” says Minister of Health Tyler Shandro. “Providing appropriate care to residents in their new home will mean fewer people need to seek care in hospital, taking pressure off the acute-care system. The new Hamlets facility is helping to meet the growing demands in Red Deer by giving people the right care and living options that meet their needs.”
The Hamlets at Red Deer is owned and operated by H&H Total Care Services Inc., with Alberta Health Services (AHS) contracting 72 spaces for designated supportive living and 54 spaces to provide specialized dementia care. Ten other spaces are private.
Another 48 independent living spaces opened earlier this month following the completion of Phase 2 construction, supported by $10.2-million funding from the Government of Alberta.
“Now that the construction is complete, we are focused on providing a good quality of life for those in our care and becoming a vibrant part of the community,” says Andre Van Ryk, CEO of H&H Total Care Services Inc.
With the addition of the independent spaces, the facility enhances the living options for local seniors and provides an environment where they can age in place. The supportive living spaces promote residents’ independence and aging in place through the provision of services such as 24-hour monitoring, emergency response, security, meals, housekeeping and social activities.
On-site licensed practical nurses and healthcare aides support those residents requiring assistance with daily living, including personal care, and recreational programs.
“This is a wonderful addition for the community,” says Lori Sparrow, Executive Director of Seniors Health with the Central Zone of Alberta Health Services. “This facility provides a mix of living options, including dementia care, that help local residents remain as close to home as possible while receiving the healthcare and support they need as they age. We are very pleased to have these spaces added to the community. They help support our commitment to enhancing care in the community.”
H&H Total Care Services, operating under the Hamlets name, is a faith based-company that has been providing residential care, long-term care management, retirement community management, and specific healthcare consulting services since 1989. For more information, please visit www.hamlets.ca.
Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.
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