Construction is now underway on a new long-term care facility in La Ronge.

The three-story, two-wing per-floor care home will include 80 resident rooms, living areas, tub rooms,  family rooms, a traditional healing space, a serenity room, a commercial kitchen and space for other health services.

“We are pleased to have reached this next important milestone for the La Ronge Long-Term Care Home,” Minister of Rural and Remote Health Everett Hindley said. “Residents across the north who need long-term care will soon have a safe and comfortable new space to live, close to home and family.”

The existing long-term care home will remain in operation during construction. The transfer of programs and equipment will begin once the new facility is complete. Renovations to the existing care home are expected to start after the existing area is vacated and residents are transferred to the new home. These renovations will provide increased Health Centre space and improve several program areas, including therapies, an adult day program, and a new hemodialysis unit.

Construction is expected to be substantially complete by late 2026.