Brian Gallant, the Premier of New Brunswick, said that his government is looking to offer the best quality of life for the seniors of the region. With regards to this, his government will be adding more than 1,000 nursing home beds and dementia beds to take care of the seniors. This will take place over a period of five years.
By investing in memory care and nursing home beds, there will be new jobs created in this senior care sector. He was speaking in Florenceville-Bristol. He said that the New Brunswick province will see ten 60-bedded nursing homes. There will be over 400 beds added to the special care homes that treat people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia diseases.
Lisa Harris, The Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister, said that it is important to have enough nursing home beds in the province. This was done keeping in mind the aging population of New Brunswick. This government is looking at ways and means to support the seniors.
The executive director of New Brunswick Association of Nursing Home was happy to hear this expansion news. She cautioned that it would be a real challenge to find so many skilled labors in this field. At present, there are just 6,500 nursing home staffs in the province.