Ground breaking ceremony for senior and alternative home in Blainville

A new construction site for the Seniors’ and alternative home was inaugurated at 650, boul. Curé Labelle in Blainville. The new home will have 72 places, 48 ​​for adults with specific needs, 24 for seniors, 6 households with 12 places each, 2 houses for seniors and 4 houses for adults with special needs

The seniors’ center will accommodate seniors with a very great loss of autonomy and who, in a proportion of about 80%, have major neurocognitive disorders. The alternative home will accommodate adults with a physical disability, and or intellectual disability, in autism spectrum disorder and significant needs for support daily.


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Present for the groundbreaking ceremony of August 16, 2021 were Ms. Marguerite Blais, Minister of Seniors and Caregivers, Ms. Nadine Girault, Minister responsible for the Laurentides region, Mr. Mario Laframboise, Member of Parliament for Blainville, Mr. Michel Lacasse, City of Blainville (general manager), Mr. Jean-Philippe Cotton, CISSS des Laurentides (Deputy Chairman and CEO), Mr. Patrick Bureau, CISSS des Laurentides (director of technical services), Ms. Maryse Janelle, CISSS des Laurentides (SAPA director, accommodation component), Mr. Pierre Chabot, SQI (General Director of West Project Management) and Michaël Huot, SQI (project manager).

Project summary

By the end of 2022, 288 new residential places will be added in the Laurentians through the construction project of 5 seniors’ homes, one of which will also be an alternative. This development project is part of a major transformation process for residential and long-term care environments. The mission will consist of offering high quality care and services, on a human scale and centered on the needs of residents, all in a living environment resembling a real family nucleus.

Innovative, the concept is centered on a humanist approach which advocates respect for the rhythm of life where the uniqueness of the resident is recognized. Inclusion, social participation and the maintenance of people’s capacities are encouraged. The human dimension will be at the heart of relationships between residents, their loved ones, staff and the community, and abilities and everyone’s strengths will be called upon.