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At any given time more than 1,000 Albertans are awaiting placement into continuing care facilities. Many are occupying beds in hospitals – a situation that the Health Quality Council of Alberta lists as a key cause of chronic, excessive waits of seriously ill patients in Alberta Emergency Response units.

What’s more, hospitals were never designed to deliver the type of care required by the elderly.

Living in a setting that matches a senior’s level of need, mobility and care is important for their safety, dignity and quality of life. And the challenge of providing sufficient access to such settings 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 sufficient access to care is available today and in the future for aging Albertans in need who built Canada’s Medicare system and supported it with their taxes and health care premiums.

The Providence Care Centre will be owned by the Sisters of Providence of Western Canada. It will be operated as a non-profit by the Father Albert Lacombe Home (Society) and will serve those in need regardless of their religious beliefs.

Operation of the centre will foster the founding Sisters’ values of excellence, compassion, sacredness of life, social justice and spirituality.

At any accredited care centre in Alberta, the provincial government pays for health care and some capital costs. The provincial government also determines the accommodation fees residents must pay for food, lodging and basic facility operation and upkeep.

The Father Lacombe Care Centre Foundation is incorporated in the Province of Alberta and seeks to raise $15 million over four years to offset the cost of construction, equipment and furnishing for the Providence Care Centre. It is estimated that the cost to raise those funds will be under %15. For further information please contact the Foundation‘s fund development office at 403-254-6280.

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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