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New supportive living residence now open in Lac La Biche

September 25th, 2018

(... a joint News Release from Points West Living and Alberta Health Services)

A new supportive living residence is helping to meet Lac La Biche’s growing and changing needs for seniors care and adults living with disabilities. The new community opened to residents on June 11, 2018 and is located at 9210 – 91 Avenue. 

Points West Living Lac La Biche adds a total of 49 new living spaces to the community. Of those, 40 are contracted by Alberta Health Services (AHS) for designated supportive living. Supportive living provides a home- like setting for adults and seniors in a private yet congregate living setting. It is a non-institutional alternative for those who are no longer able to live in their own homes, which focuses on health promotion, well-being, independence and maintaining functional abilities, and offers a mix of living options, including dementia care, to meet the varied health and personal needs of its residents.

The residence also includes nine independent-living spaces, including rooms for couples, which are reserved for seniors who do not need daily medical and personal supports.

The new Points West Living residence received $1.84 million in funding through the Government of Alberta’s Affordable Supportive Living Initiative to help construct its supportive living spaces.

“Points West Living is excited to join the community of Lac La Biche and contribute to providing supportive living for memory care, frail, elderly and independent supportive living residents,” says Points West Living CEO Doug Mills.

Points West Living is a leader in providing person directed care, with an emphasis on individual abilities, strengths and personal interests. The new community is specifically designed as an aging in place environment. It is a valuable way of providing care to those who need it, while allowing them to hold on to their independence.

“This facility provides new, modern accommodations and various options for supportive living, recognizing the unique needs of each individual. Residents will have access to the quality care options they require while remaining in the community of their choice,” says Greg Cummings, Chief Zone Officer for the AHS North Zone.

For more information about Points West Living, please visit www.pointswestliving.com.

For more information about Supportive Living, please visit www.ahs.ca.

For media inquiries, contact:
Doug Mills
Points West Living

780-982-2848

Amy Crofts
AHS Communications

780-933-2730

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