New Stewart Memorial Home opens in Tyne Valley
Supporting Island families
The new Stewart Memorial Home in Tyne Valley offers long-term and respite care and improved services for Prince County seniors.
The new facility has 22 long-term care beds and two respite care beds, grouped in two households, each containing 12 private rooms with washrooms, and home-like living and dining areas. Space has also been allocated for a new senior’s day program, and for families who are supporting residents in palliative care within the facility.
“We are pleased to provide the residents of Tyne Valley Manor with a beautiful new facility. Stewart Memorial Home will support the health care needs of its residents by allowing them to live and receive care in a modern, home-like setting,” Health and Wellness Minister Robert Mitchell said.
The $8.4 million facility is the latest project completed with the $60 million invested in long-term care infrastructure since 2009.
"I am proud to be part of a government that recognizes the importance of investing in critical housing infrastructure in rural communities that address the needs of our senior population,” said Honourable Robert Morrissey, Member of Parliament for the Federal Riding of Egmont.
Gayle Lamont, administrator of long-term care for East Prince, said the new facility is an important step toward ensuring older Islanders can access the facilities they need – in the regions where they live. “We are committed to ensuring Islander seniors, and all those in need of long-term care, have access to the care they need, when they need it,” she said.
The facility will replace the existing Stewart Memorial Home which served Tyne Valley as a long-term care facility since 2013. Prior to that, it operated as Stewart Memorial Hospital.
"The new Stewart Memorial Home is truly a result of community collaboration and I am grateful to all who had an impact on the creation of this important space," said Paula Biggar, Minister of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy. "Offering care and comfort in a home-like setting benefits not only our residents and their families; the whole province benefits by investments in comfortable housing that meet the needs of Island seniors."
Residents and staff will begin transitioning to the new facility next week and moved in the first week of December.
Construction of the new Stewart Memorial Home continues a multi-year investment commitment first announced in the 2009 Healthy Aging Strategy. Since then manors have been replaced in Souris (2011), Alberton (2011), Summerside (2013), Charlottetown (2013) and now Tyne Valley. A new Riverview Manor is under construction in Montague, with opening expected in early 2019.
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