Over the past eight years, Jewish Eldercare Centre and Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre have worked closely on all fronts to strengthen the quality of long-term care provided to the community. The future will see them joining forces in a more structured way.
The boards of directors approved resolutions to present a proposal to Montreal’s Health and Social Services Agency to proceed with a voluntary merger of the two centres.
This is an exciting time in the combined 160-year history of both centres, one that will engage a great deal of energy, focus and goodwill on all sides. Merging the two centres offers significant benefits to the institutions and the community. It strengthens their mandate to provide quality long-term care within a Jewish setting and ensures their continued ability to care effectively for the more than 1,000 clients who are served each year by our two centres, community-based homes and intermediate resources, day hospital and respite services. In combining their strengths, they will be able to ensure their independence, share and build upon their expertise at every level, and provide a richer ground for training and research.
Their ability to attract and retain the best staff will be greatly improved and they will have a much stronger financial base from which to work. Ultimately, they say all of this will translate into the highest quality of care for their residents.
The Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre has been a premier institution in Cote Saint-Luc District 6 for nearly half a century. A 7 ½ acre site was purchased in Cote Saint-Luc in 1964. The new facility was built containing five floors and accommodating 247 beds.
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