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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Shelburne long-term care home to be transferred to a private firm

Nova Scotia

Key takeaways: 

  • Three cities on the South Shore now own Roseway Manor.
  • The region has decided that the operation of Roseway Manor will be transferred to MacLeod Group, a private, for-profit firm. 

The region has chosen a private firm as the future owner and operator of a long-term care residence in Shelburne, N.S.

MacLeod Group, which operates a variety of accommodation and care options for seniors in the Maritimes, will take over Roseway Manor.

The facility is now co-owned by the Town of Shelburne, the Municipality of the District of Shelburne, and the Town of Lockeport. Still, in April, the three boards decided to assign ownership and requested the province to collect proposals for operating the home.

According to a report from the Municipality of the District of Shelburne, nine terms of interest were received.

“Citizens, and their families, can anticipate the same quality of care, programs, and services already being provided by the caring team of Roseway Manor,” stated the statement. “MacLeod Group is committed to continuing this emphasis, further funding the education and training of staff, and assuring safe, healthy living and work environments for all at the Roseway Manor.”

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The region has chosen a private firm as the future owner and operator of a long-term care residence in Shelburne, N.S

Dayle Eshelby, the chair of Roseway’s board, stated the timeline for the building transfer hasn’t been chosen yet, but “it will not be shortly.”

Eshelby said the team would persist in their work at the facility per their collective contracts, and the transfer would not impact supplier agreements.

“[Roseway Manor] will stay as a non-profit for the foreseeable future, handled by the McLeod Group,” she said. She could not say if the transaction were a sale or if money was concerned in the transfer.

‘No public engagement.’

Timothy Gillespie is an associate of the group Protect Our Seniors, which submitted a bid to run Roseway Manor as a not-for-profit. 

Source – CBC News

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