Maisons des aînés

The project

The reconstruction of two CHSLDs within our territory is inspired by the maison des aînés (MDA) model and is part of a major transformation of residential and long-term care facilities taking place across Québec.

The Centre d’hébergement Denis-Benjamin-Viger and the Grace Dart Extended Care Centre are the two facilities whose outdated infrastructures will be replaced.

In time, these two new facilities will allow us to integrate a new concept in long-term residential care. The aim is to create residential settings that feel more like home, to the benefit of both the residents and their loved ones.

Location of future facilities

  4601, boulevard Des Sources, Pierrefonds-Roxboro (Québec) H8Y 3C5

Number of Residents : 192


  575, boulevard Saint-Jean, Pointe-Claire (Québec) H9R 3K1                     

Number of Residents : 204 

The clientele

The two facilities to be built will be home to individuals with a significant loss of autonomy, of whom approximately 80% have significant neurocognitive disorders.

The concept

  • The facilities will provide caring living environment that resembles living at home to the greatest extent possible, centred on the relationships between residents, their loved ones, informal caregivers, the staff, and the community;
  • This new model for residential facilities is a welcoming place where care and services are centred on the needs, preferences, and rhythms of the residents and their loved ones;
  • Architecturally, the facilities will consist of air-conditioned units with private, air-conditioned rooms with their own bathroom, equipped with an adapted shower;
  • Each unit will have plenty of windows, common areas, and access to landscaped outdoor areas and balconies.
View the video from the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS) to learn more about the maisons des aînés concept :

 Senior and alternative housing, for the well-being of the residents

A personalized approach

The maison des aînés concept focuses on the needs of the individual residents by:

  • Adapting care and services to their needs;
  • Ensuring the resident’s free and informed consent in accordance with their values and preferences, while also ensuring their safety, quality of life, and independence;
  • Respecting their pace, choices, and preferences;
  • Making their personal history and life’s pursuits central to the decision-making process;
  • Allowing residents to decorate and configure their living environment to their own tastes;
  • Respecting their privacy;
  • Respecting their lifestyle and sleep habits, as well as their preferences for mealtimes and recreational activities.

Photo Gallery

Facility in Pierrefonds-Roxboro/Dollard-des-Ormeaux

Exterior concept

Image provided by the MSSS for illustration purposes

Examples - Interior design

KitchenDining room

Overall timeline

Facility in Pierrefonds-Roxboro/Dollard-des-Ormeaux

Preparatory work :

Deconstruction of the existing building (former Adonis supermarket)

  • Start date : October 2022
  • End date : January 2023

Construction work :

Construction of the new facility

  • Start date : Summer 2023
  • End date : Winter 2025-2026
  • First residents move in : Winter 2025-2026
Facility in Pointe-Claire

Construction timeline : To be determined.

Project currently in the planning phase.                                                            

Project-related communications

The CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, in collaboration with the Société québécoise des infrastructures (SQI) and the ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS), wants to keep its partners and the community informed throughout the project.

This page will be updated regularly to show the evolution of the project. Check back regularly!

Contact the team

Write to us at

  • For any questions or comments concerning this project;
  • You can register to receive information concerning the construction work.

Citizen Information Session

On May 24 2023, the Montréal West Island CIUSSS and the SQI, in collaboration with the Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough and the City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux, held a citizen information session. 

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