Ground breaking ceremony for new facility; Jason Shannon, COO of Shannex, Joe Shannon, founder of Shannex, Sister Brendalee Boisvert, Congregation Leader, Leo Glavine, Minister of Health and Wellness and Randy Delorey, Nova Scotia MLA.
Antigonish, NS – After a lengthy and thorough process, the Sisters of Saint Martha are now able to move forward with a permanent solution for members of their congregation currently living in long term care at Bethany.
The Sisters of Saint Martha currently hold the license for 25 long term care beds occupied by members of their congregation. The Construction of a new facility solves their safety problem of residing in an un-sprinklered area. There are also a number of sisters requiring assisted living and independent living with services.
"We are pleased to be entering into an agreement with Shannex", said Congregation Leader, Sister Brendalee Boisvert. "We see this arrangement as unique, as Shannex can offer multiple levels of care in one campus, allowing our congregation to stay together. They also have a successful history of community partnerships just like this one."
An organization with 28 years experience, Shannex's signature campus model is a well-established proven concept which offers a full continuum of care and service. Shannex has similar partnerships with the Sisters of Notre Dame in Sydney, the Sisters of Charity in Halifax and Les Filles de Jesus in Riverview, NB.
"We understand the challenges the Sisters of Saint Martha were facing with a building with an interim license and one that their frail population could not manage, we have seen this before," said Jason Shannon, President and COO of Shannex. "We approached them with our campus model and we are happy to be working on this project together."
In the summer of 2016, construction will begin on a residence with 25 long term care beds, 19 rooms for assisted living, 22 rooms for independent living with services and 3 guest rooms. There will also be an additional floor of approximately 20 rooms of Independent living for the general public. If all goes well, the Sisters could be moving into the new facility by February, 2018.