Reader sees potential in Rimbey long term care

Facility updates needed

Dear Editor,

In response to Joanne Hoppers letter July 18, 2017.

To start I would like to say that we have enjoyed living in the Rimbey area since 2008. We moved from Red Deer to Gull Lake where we resided until 2015. From there we moved west of Rimbey to live with our son and daughter-in-law and family.

While in Red Deer I worked for Central Alberta Home Health Care. After leaving there I briefly worked in this area. During that time I would hear people say that if they had a choice of where they would like to go for their assisted needs it would be to Rimbey.

Their comments were the food is good, the services are also good. We have been discussing where we would like to live as we move into the next phase of our life. Rimbey seems to have a thriving senior community that would suit our needs as we get older.

It seems there is an issue with the amount of long term care beds available. It also seems that there is a facility that could be updated rather than left to deteriorate. Our hope is that the administrators take a hard look before giving up on it.

We would certainly like to stay in the community where our family and friends are, rather than being sent away as Joanne described.

Debbie Hug

Rimbey