After more than 18 months of tense relations and a lock out dating back to December, it appears Points West Living has bypassed their old staff and will be working with a non profit group to man their Cold Lake facility instead.
The company has announced a “collaborative partnership” with Saint Elizabeth Health Care in a statement today. Saint Elizabeth will cover all staffing needs at the Cold Lake location including “registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, health care aides and clinical leadership.”
Saint Elizabeth describes themselves on their website as a “not-for-profit charitable organization, powered by people who are dedicated to changing lives, health care and society for the better.” The organization has been around for over 100 years with more than 8,000 staff members.
AHS opened an investigation on the Cold Lake facility in February after a former resident died shortly after being removed from their care. The resident’s family blame neglect from the staff replacing the locked out workers for her deteriorating condition leading up to her death.
Points West also announced that that they have plans to start construction on 49 new Supportive Living apartments in Cold Lake.