The Province of Nova Scotia announced it will make sure funding is available to build or renovate 24 long-term care facilities across the province and build 500 rooms in Halifax Regional Municipality.
In the coming years, the government will borrow up to $1.8 billion to provide financing for these projects, which are part of 27 approved projects that will create or improve more than 2,800 beds. The three remaining projects already have funding in place.
“Making sure Nova Scotians have the peace of mind they deserve by being able to access long-term care when they need it will require one of the largest investments in this province’s history,” said Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Barbara Adams. “Putting this funding in place allows construction to proceed without delay.”
The 27 approved long-term care projects are at various stages of development and the first facilities will open in 2023.
“Northwood and Shoreham Village are so pleased with the government’s commitment to build new and renovate existing long-term care facilities,” said Janet Simm, President and CEO, Northwood. “Long-term care is home for thousands of Nova Scotians. It is essential that these facilities are safe, vibrant and have a home-like atmosphere, reflecting the dignity and respect that our seniors deserve.”
Featured image: Nova Scotia Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Barbara Adams (left) and Northwood President and CEO Janet Simm talk in front of pedway construction at Northwood’s Bedford campus (Communications Nova Scotia)