Improving seniors’ care for the Comox Valley

Seniors in the Comox Valley will be able to access the long-term and end-of-life care they need as over 150 permanent beds are added to their communities.

“Our government is taking action to make sure the needs of frail, elderly seniors with complex conditions are met across the region,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “In conjunction with our action plan to increase direct-care hours, we are expanding the availability of residential and dementia care in the Comox Valley.”

To support seniors and their families with a full spectrum of facility-based seniors’ care, Island Health has identified Golden Life Management Corp. as the successful proponent, following a request for proposals (RFP) to build and operate a new long-term care facility in the Comox Valley.

The facility will have 126 publicly funded beds, including 120 residential care beds, two new hospice beds, and four already publicly funded hospice beds that will move to the new facility from The Views at St. Joseph’s.

Island Heath expects construction on the new facility to begin later this year, with anticipated occupancy as early as 2020.

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