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Leader Integrated Facility on Schedule

Progress continues at the site of the Leader and District Integrated Healthcare Facility. According to the latest update from the Cypress Health Region, the project is now 80% complete with the target of a grand opening set for the summer of 2018.

In addition, renovation work continues on the interior of the existing Western Senior Citizens Home. The renovations include safety improvements such as the installation of ceiling lifts, a new handheld nurse call

system, and improved hand rails. A new electronic charting system is being installed that will further improve resident safety and staff communication. Aesthetic improvements will add new LED lighting, paint, curtains, and flooring. It is anticipated that the first of three wings to be renovated will be completed and ready for occupancy as early as the end of October. The renovations will transform the existing long term care facility into three 10-bed homes. The new model, known as the small house model, focuses care on resident choice and aims to reduce known challenges with more traditional models of care such as loneliness and boredom.

The integration of services will bring together

acute care, emergency medical services, community health services, primary health care, and long term care via the existing Western Senior Citizens Home.

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