Our residential care bed requirements analysis
We estimated Comox Valley’s minimum requirements for additional care beds for our presentation at the Island Health Board Forum on March 29 2018. BC Statistics has since revised its estimated actual 2017 and 2018 population data and we have revised our estimates accordingly:
- Requirement increases by an average of 32 care beds/year
- Current shortfall is 206 care beds compared to the 151 beds for the March 2018 Request for Proposal
- The 2021 shortfall is projected at 151 care beds after the 120 new care beds awarded to Golden Life are opened
The new residential care beds: Advisory for caregivers
In January 2019, BC Minister of Health Adrian Dix announced the award of a contract for 120 new residential care beds and 6 hospice beds (2 new, 4 to replace the existing hospice beds at The Views) in Courtenay to Golden Life Management Corporation. Providence Residential Care Community Society also received permanent funding for the 21 temporary beds at the old St. Joseph’s hospital and for 10 more beds that will replace beds currently funded on a temporary basis at another facility, and for 4 respite beds.
Seniors Voices Comox Valley issued this Advisory for Caregivers.
At the announcement, caregiver Ali Doi was asked to speak.