Construction of additional life lease and care beds to Royal Oak Manor has begun. This new development is being built by Royal Oak Developments Ltd. and will include more life lease suites as well as 88 supportive living beds. The Good Samaritan Society has been in discussions with Royal Oak Developments Ltd. regarding the existing 23 supportive living residents receiving services at Royal Oak Manor.
After several months of consultations with Alberta Health Services, Alberta Seniors, and Royal Oak Developments Ltd, we have decided that effective February 1, 2012, The Good Samaritan Society will transfer operational responsibility for the program to Royal Oak Developments Ltd.
There are two primary reasons for transitioning the program to Royal Oak Developments Ltd:
- Royal Oak Developments Ltd. has always been the owner of Royal Oak Manor. In operating the supportive living program The Good Samaritan Society has had a lease agreement with Royal Oak Developments Ltd. The life lease portion of the building has always been operated by Royal Oak Developments Ltd.
- With Royal Oak Developments Ltd. being awarded new beds on the adjoining property, it made sense for them to operate the entire facility. Royal Oak Developments Ltd. and their parent company Christenson Developments Ltd. manage contracts for other supportive living facilities in Alberta.
We know this decision is difficult for staff and residents that are currently being served by The Good Samaritan Society. The decision to transition this program to Royal Oak Developments Ltd. in no way reflects the community of residents who live there, or the excellent work of the staff in supporting them. Staff that have been working for The Good Samaritan Society will have the ability to transition to Royal Oak Developments Ltd. and continue their employment at the site.