Construction for the new 150-bed Whistle Bend Continuing Care facility is now under way.
The facility will be completed under a design-build contract with partners PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. and CEI Architecture.
The design is focused on care excellence and delivery of resident-centered care in a homelike environment. This environment will be achieved through dividing the facility into seven separate residential houses over three levels, each with its own unique character. Each house will consist of private resident rooms supported by central services (kitchen, living, dining room), with plenty of sunlight and access to outdoor areas.
Upon its completion in the winter of 2017, this highly anticipated and much-needed facility will begin to meet the needs of Yukon residents over the age of 65 years, who are predicted to make up 23 per cent of the total Yukon population by 2023.