The first residents expected in early 2023 at the Lebourgneuf seniors' home

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The first residents expected in early 2023 at the Lebourgneuf seniors' home

Construction costs amount to $66 million, which is $8.4 million more than what was announced when the project was unveiled in July 2020.

The seniors' home in the Lebourgneuf sector, in Quebec City, will finally welcome its first residents in early 2023, a few months after the deadline initially set for fall 2022.

A text by Flavie Sauvageau

Thursday morning, the Minister responsible for Seniors and Caregivers, Marguerite Blais, and the CEO of the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale, Guy Thibodeau, welcomed the journalists on site for a site visit. They confirmed that the building should be delivered at the end of November 2022.

CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale teams will then take over the premises for an eight-week activation phase, during which the treatment equipment will be installed.

“It's never seen in the history of Quebec, that a government is able to set up everywhere across Quebec 43 houses [for seniors], I'm pretty proud of that. »

— Marguerite Blais, Minister Responsible for Seniors and Caregivers

Minister Blais confirmed that construction costs for the building now stand at $66 million. That's $8.4 million more than what was announced when the project was unveiled in July 2020.

We always ask how much it costs…well, those houses are made with the best materials, to last a long time, underlines Marguerite Blais.

The Minister responsible for Seniors and Caregivers Marguerite Blais.

Residents will be distributed in 8 households with 12 bedrooms. Each room will be equipped with a shower and a toilet. The Ministry of Health and Social Services also plans to have the place equipped for a future pandemic.

Residents will have access to two interior courtyards, where set up a garden and a space for pet therapy animals.

Guy Thibodeau took advantage of the press briefing to provide an update on the other seniors' homes being developed in the region.

The one in Sainte-Foy should also welcome its first residents in early 2023.

The seniors' home in Pont-Rouge will open its doors later in 2023. That of Charlevoix should be finalized at the end of next year.

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