The Sage Hill Retirement Residence will provide 72 new supportive living spaces for seniors in northwest Calgary.
The new residence is under construction and expected to welcome its first residents by the spring of 2016.
“The new Sage Hill Retirement Residence will be a welcome addition to the neighbourhood and the seniors of Calgary-Foothills. Communities like Sage Hill demonstrate how we need to provide our seniors with the care and services they require to live comfortably and with dignity.”
Jim Prentice, PremierAll Seniors Care Living Centres Ltd. is building and will operate the residence, assisted by a $4.3-million grant through the Affordable Supportive Living Initiative.
“Premier Prentice has made providing safe, quality, affordable seniors housing a priority for this government. We’ve worked with our partners to make sure new care spaces are built to give seniors the care they need in a setting that’s close to family and friends.”
Jeff Johnson, Minister of SeniorsASLI grants support developments that combine housing and medical care as provided through a Master Services Agreement with Alberta Health Services. Grant recipients are required to maintain the units at government-established rates for 30 years.
Supportive living provides accommodation in a home-like setting where residents remain as independent as possible with access to services and care that meet their changing needs. Residents have their own private rooms and access to meals, housekeeping, recreational activities, and 24-7 professional nursing care, depending on their needs.
Sage Hill Retirement Residence is one of 31 projects in 18 communities being assisted by this latest round of ASLI grants. The $180 million in grants will help provide more than 2,600 new continuing care spaces provincewide by 2018.