It won’t be until next winter that 36 residents will move into the building located at the intersection of Roy Road and Route 112.
Initially, the Magog house was due to be delivered at the end of 2022, then in March 2023, before being postponed again after the ending summer period, as we learned last spring.
On Friday morning, the accommodation management announced that future residents will have to wait until February 13 before entering.
According to Rosane Rivard, director of long-term residences at CIUSSS Estrien, we have to face delays in deliveries.
“This summer we even suffered water damage!” he laments. There is also a labor shortage in the construction sector. »
“But work has been able to resume and we are confident that, if we have no other problems, we will be able to settle the residents into the Magog Nursing Home on February 13, in time for Valentine’s Day! »
By then there are still several works to finish, he adds. For example, we must install equipment and ventilation, organize homes, and provide IT tools that enable paperless organization.
The building is ready. The teams are working to prepare the three houses that will house the 36 future residents, that is, 24 seniors and 12 adults. These teams ensure the reception and installation of the equipment, it is indicated.
The person must have the profile and want it.
There are 24 Memphrémagog CSSS CHSLD residents who will be moving to the alternative and senior center, as well as 12 adults from various backgrounds. The seniors will mainly come from accommodation 1 of the Magog CHSLD, mainly from the 3rd floor, adds the manager.
Subsequently, the release of space will make it possible to successively renovate all accommodation units 1, starting with the 3rd floor.
“Everything will be done in the interest of the residents to be transferred to a nursing home. “We are in conversations with relatives of these people,” she says.
“The person must have the profile and want it. »
We will also take the opportunity to allow staff members to do the same.
Meanwhile, the CIUSSS will be able to eliminate positions that will become obsolete and prepare a personnel recruitment and retention strategy, Rivard says.
Second phase in Sherbrooke
In Sherbrooke, on October 24, 48 new people will move into the alternative and seniors home, joining current residents.
The 36 seniors will mainly come from CHSLD Saint-Joseph, while the 12 adults with specific physical disability needs will come from their respective backgrounds. Subsequently, the CHSLD Saint-Joseph will be renovated before welcoming new residents.
Let us remember that 48 residents have lived there for almost a year.
The Sherbrooke Seniors and Alternative Center thus moves into the second phase of its opening, says Rivard.
Blue Jay (adult), Elm (senior), Maple (senior), and Oak (senior) homes will open to accommodate these additional 48 people.
Renovation work at CHSLD St-Joseph consists of remodeling the bathrooms and replacing floor coverings, doors, cabinets, lamps and ceilings.