New Long-Term Care beds for Sisters of St. Martha

September 15, 2013

(Antigonish, N.S.) Today Premier Darrell Dexter announced plans for a new 25-bed long-term care home for the Sisters of St. Martha in Antigonish so they can live their lives with the dignity they deserve.

“The NDP is standing up for seniors and making sure our seniors and their families who are no longer able to live at home get better long-term care choices,” said Dexter.

“Our seniors worked hard their entire lives to help make their communities and the province a better place to live. The NDP will continue to protect the programs and services that matter most to seniors and their families.”

Congregation Leader Sister Mary MacFarlane said, “We are delighted to hear and receive this good news! Inclusion in the public system of long-term care beds will ensure that our sisters will receive quality care into the future and allow us to continue to live, serve and pray together. This is a historic moment in the life of our Congregation.”

“With the NDP seniors and families will know that long-term care options will be as comfortable and equipped as the homes they are leaving,” said the NDP leader.

“The NDP will put people first, our services will be improved to meet the needs of the person instead of trying to fit the person into the service. This approach will help build a better future for our seniors and their families.”

The NDP will: deliver better health care where and when people need it, fight for good jobs and stronger communities, keep the HST off home energy and take it off more family essentials, give our kids a better start, stand up for seniors, build the Maritime Link and keep the budget balanced to protect services for families.

Election day is Tuesday, October 8.