A handful of residents at The Grenfell & District Pioneer Home are about to have a new place to live.
The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region sent out an update about the situation Tuesday saying “we are pleased to advise that our discussions have now resulted in eight residents/ families selecting to move to other facilities, to be closer to home or family support.”
The update stated the residents will be moved to five different facilities in total, located both within the RQHR and in other health regions, by their choice.
No other details were provided when it came to which residents are moving or the facilities they are moving to.
The RQHR said the moves should begin within the next week. Once that is done, the entire northeast wing of the Pioneer home will be empty.
A recent assessment done on the building showed that the northeast wing was too dangerous for people to continue living in. The RQHR said there was significant deterioration and risk in the wing.
The rest of the Pioneer home can be lived in, and the health region added in the update that no decision has been made about the rest of the building. It is anticipated discussions will continue with the Ministry of Health over the coming months.