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Fast Facts

Providence Care Centre:


• The Father Albert Lacombe Home (Society) commenced construction of its new 160-bed Providence Care Centre in October 2013.


• Most aging Albertans enjoy good health, quality of life, and want to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible.

• Unfortunately, there comes a time for some when living at home – even with help – is no longer the right or safe option.

• The centre will increase access to compassionate care for aging Albertans who can no longer safely live at home.

Why Now

• At any given time, over a thousand Albertans are awaiting placement into continuing care centres. That challenge is now being compounded by a wave of baby-boomers who will double the population of Albertans over the age of 75 within the next 20 years.

• Solutions are needed now to ensure Albertans have sufficient access to care when needed.

Why the issue of access matters to Father Albert Lacombe Home (Society)

• The Father Albert Lacombe Home (Society) has a long and proud history (106 years) of working with seniors and their families.

• We’re a non-profit organization concerned with quality of life for all seniors – and access to quality care is certainly a growing issue of concern.

• We want to be part of the solution, and one way to do that is to expand our operations to provide more access to care options that are based on the values of excellence, sacredness of life, compassion, spirituality and justice.

What differentiates your care

• We believe in compassionate, person-centred care to all – regardless of religious faith.

• We believe aging successfully is about keeping engaged in living. That means providing programs and services that keep bodies moving, brains active and spirits lifted.

About Providence Care Centre

• 120 studio rooms in the Providence Care Centre will be designated for ‘Supportive Living’– for residents with stable or predictable health needs and wishing to enjoy privacy and independence with the comfort of knowing required health and personal care supports are on site when needed.

• 30 studio rooms will be designated for ‘Long-Term Care’ – for residents with complex, unpredictable medical needs.

• 10 studio rooms will be funded in partnership with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary and designated for the use of retired Priests and other clergy.

• The Providence Care Centre will offer 24-hour direct medical, nursing/clinical care and a variety of therapeutic programs to support and enhance emotional, spiritual and physical well-being.

• Residents will enjoy beautiful surroundings including private studio rooms, secure courtyards with walking paths and gardens. The building design focuses on small community settings, natural light and ample common areas, lounges and libraries.

• Bird Construction has been selected as the General Contractor. DIALOG is the architect.

How can people help

• The Father Albert Lacombe Home (Society) has received $16.5 million from the Provincial Government to address a portion of capital costs required to complete the Providence Care Centre.

• The Society has established a non-profit registered charitable organization – the Father Lacombe Care Centre Foundation – to raise $15 million to enhance quality of life for the residents and ensure their safety through the purchase of specialized equipment such as lifts, baths, and beds.

• To learn how you can help, call 403.254-6280.

The Father Lacombe Care Centre is Calgary’s oldest accredited Catholic health care provider. It began in 1910 by Father Albert Lacombe, OMI and the Sisters of Charity of Providence. Their vision was to create a home devoted to the care of everyone, regardless of religion. That vision continues today, as does an unwavering commitment to the organization’s values of compassion, spirituality, justice, excellence and sacredness of life.

Architect's rendering of the exterior of the Providence Care Centre - expected completion, Spring 2015

Providence Care Centre renderings

Interior architect's rendering of the Providence Care Centre with expansive interior with libraries, lounges and other areas to foster community and inclusion.

Libraries, lounges and a bistro encourage development of social support networks.

Resident's Room

Studio rooms will be located in clusters – or small neighbourhoods within the facility.

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