VIDEO: Family member discusses positive impact new Riverview Manor will have on residents, staff

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Carol Martin says she believes when construction on the new Riverview Manor is complete by December 2022, the amenities offered at the revamped 160-bed, state-of-the-art long-term care home will have a positive impact on residents and staff.

Construction on the new Riverview Manor, which will be on Langton St. in Peterborough’s north end, is expected to begin in the fall.

Carol, whose daughter lives at the home, says the new Riverview Manor’s greatest asset will be its space. She says she has seen residents become agitated by being in close quarters with others and notes that the revamped home will only house one- and two- bed rooms, which will be a great improvement.

The new Riverview Manor will have 36 more beds than the current 124-bed home houses. There will also be wider hallways, more home-like dining areas and more lounge spaces.

The redeveloped Riverview Manor will also surround a spacious courtyard, complete with a walking loop paved with an “elder-friendly surface,” patio seating and a sandbox for visiting children to enjoy.

Carol, a member of the Riverview Manor family council, adds she likes the enclosed courtyard the new building will feature because it will have safety benefits.

“I feel that it’s going to be so much easier for staff and for the residents,” she says.

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