Island Health adds 18 publicly-funded long-term care beds in Campbell River

Seniors and their families are now benefitting from 18 new long-term care beds in Campbell River, funded by Island Health.

This brings the total number of publicly-funded long-term care beds in Campbell River to 264. The beds opened in February and are helping meet the province’s target of 3.36 direct care hours per resident day. 

“Day by day we are building on our commitment to ensuring seniors have access to the care and services they require,” said Health Minister Adrian Dix. “These new long-term care beds build upon the Province’s investment of $240 million over three years to support meeting our goal of 3.36 care hours per resident day—just another example of how we are delivering the services our aging populations need.”

“Supporting seniors and their families is a priority for Island Health,” said Leah Hollins, Island Health board chair.  “We want to make sure our aging population has access to safe and supportive care in their community, close to family and friends.”

All the new beds are located in private rooms and provide access to services and amenities, both on site and within the local community.  The rooms also provide residents with opportunities to visit each other and meet with staff and guests in communal gathering places throughout the property.

The new beds are located at Discovery Harbour Seniors Community.

“We are pleased to welcome these 18 new seniors to our Discovery Harbour Seniors Community in Campbell River,” said Al Jina, owner of Park Place Seniors Living. “The new beds are a much-needed resource for the seniors of Campbell River and surrounding area. The Care and Service our residents enjoy has recently been surveyed by Accreditation Canada and I am pleased and proud that Discovery Harbour achieved the highest level of recognition, with ‘Commendation’, in its accreditation results".”

In addition to increasing access to long-term care beds, the B.C. Government has committed $75 million over three years to expand respite care and adult day programs to better support family and friend caregivers and enable older adults to live in their homes longer.

For more information about accessing long-term care, please visit: www.islandhealth.ca/our-services/home-care-services/assisted-living-long-term-care-services

About Island Health:

Island Health provides health care and support services to more than 793,000 people on Vancouver Island, the islands in the Salish Sea and the Johnstone Strait, and mainland communities north of Powell River. With more than 21,000 staff and over 2,000 physician partners, 6,000 volunteers, and the dedicated support of foundations and auxiliaries, Island Health delivers a broad range of health services, including: Public health services, primary health care, home and community care, mental health and addictions services, acute care in hospitals, and much more across a huge, geographically diverse region.
 

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