As March begins, we are pleased to turn our attention to St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa Long-Term Care Facility. An Ottawa pillar for almost 150 years, St. Pat’s is recognized as a community leader in the long-term care of the elderly and now offers more than 288 beds following a redevelopment of the now Level A facility.
In August 2007, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care awarded St. Patrick’s Home 96 additional beds. This led to a redevelopment plan that would also see the reconstruction of the existing facility. Wendy Brawley led a team from Barry J. Hobin and Associates Architects that includes Bryan Bonell, Melanie Lamontagne and Steve Clifford, as they began the process of redesigning St. Pat’s to meet specific Ontario provincial criteria for long-term care facilities. Now, more than six years after they began, the new St. Patrick’s Home is complete. Residents rang in a new year in a new home, moving into the new facility on December 30 and 31st, 2013.
Through Barry J. Hobin and Associates Architects, the St. Pat’s project profited from extensive knowledge in the redevelopment of long-term care facilities that goes well beyond design elements to include experience and familiarity with not-for-profit processes in order to leverage fundraising and expand budget reach.
Donations can be made in support the home that relies upon donors to ensure that each resident receives the best care possible, or supporters can attend their 150th anniversary celebration on March 12th, 2015 by purchasing tickets online.