Southern Manitoba Assisted Living Option
Six years ago, Homestead Manitoba was approached by regional community leaders to consider building an assisted-living residence in Southern Manitoba. After many months of consultation and planning, construction was started and Homestead South opened in the summer of 2012, nestled between the cities of Morden and Winkler, a few minutes west of the Boundary Trails Health Centre. Homestead South features 81suites in four layouts that offer one and two- bedroom formats. In addition, there are two guest suites intended for visitors to spend a few days, or to accommodate family and friends if residents are hospitalized for a period of time. Amenities include full dining room service for both brunch and supper times. Homestead Manitoba’s Marketing Director points out that the food service component is an important aspect to the greater health of the residents, who can sit with the kitchen team to tailor a menu unique to their dietary needs.
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“Sometimes it’s hard for seniors to take the time to prepare meals that offer the right balance of nutrition. We make this easy with a comfortable well appointed dining room and a great menu.” Suites all feature balconies with either residential town views or vistas to expanses of farm lands. Suites come with weekly housekeeping where even the linens get done, a service the community told Homestead was a ‘must have’ feature. And something new to the Homestead residences: a weekly on-site clinic where a registered nurse is available to attend to primary care needs of residents. “At Homestead South, residents make the choices and we do the work,” the Marketing Director says, concluding that it’s all about being able to relax and make the most of life in a comfortable environment surrounded by friends and community. Homestead South is located at 400 Loren Drive in Morden. Visit www.homesteadmanitoba.ca for more information.