Caring for Seniors

Caring for seniors

The following resources are available to help support people taking care of loved ones.

Online Resources

The Family Caregivers’ Network Society serves the Greater Victoria area and the Southern Gulf Islands. They offer some support groups and provide advice on resources available to families.

The Government of British Columbia website offers many practical resources and suggestions to support caregivers.


If you are caring for a loved one with dementia, please visit the Dementia page for useful links and resources.

Respite Care

Some caregivers may need a temporary break from looking after their family member. Visit the Respite Care page to find out what is available through Island Health and how to apply.



News & Events

Improving seniors’ care in the Comox Valley

Improving seniors’ care in the Comox Valley

COMOX VALLEY – To strengthen seniors’ care in the Comox Valley, Island Health is opening interim beds to ensure the frail and elderly receive timely, appropriate care in the community.

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South Van Island

Project Development Agreement signed for a new Residential Care Facility in the Cowichan Valley

Duncan – Island Health and H&H Total Care Services Inc. (H&H) are working together to bring a new residential care facility to Duncan. The facility will focus on improving seniors’ care capacity in the Cowichan Valley and on meeting the needs of complex care clients.

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South Van Island

Island Health, UVic & UBC launch major cognitive health research project - Victoria family funds ambitious five-year project that aims to improve diagnosis and treatment

VICTORIA, B.C. – An innovative five-year project to integrate leading-edge research and care for patients living with cognitive health issues on Vancouver Island was announced today at Royal Jubilee Hospital.

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