Certified LEED Silver

The Lloydminster Continuing Care project is a 60-resident long-term care facility which replaces the older Dr. Cooke Extended Care Centre. It is designed on the Social Model of Care which is a progressive step away from the traditional Institutional model towards a more humane environment for seniors. The intent is to provide a residential and personal style of seniors care in order to improve the overall quality of life for residents. Planning was driven by the Eden philosophy of care which focuses on reducing or eliminating the three plagues of loneliness, helplessness, and boredom that account for the bulk of suffering among our Elders. An Elder-centered community commits to creating a Human Habitat where life revolves around close and continuing contact with plants, animals, and children.

Each wing of the building is laid out with “cottages”. These cottages consist of patient rooms, with a common area towards the end of each wing holding a dining area and kitchen. The Centre will foster a sense of community amongst the residents and provide a significant connection to the natural world by providing outdoor places of respite & exterior access for residents, visitors, and staff. This connection reinforces the design intent of creating a place for wellness and a healing environment.

High-efficiency boilers; and variable-speed, demand-controlled ventilation are two of the numerous sustainable and energy-efficient tools incorporated in the facility.