seniors housing

Heritage Retirement Residence in West Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News file)

Interior B.C. care homes awarded national grant

The funding will support the Interior’s 70 care homes, helping to strengthen future pandemic response

 

Thirteen-year-old Grace Farquharson visited her grandmother, Rita Humber, for the first time in more than a year. Humber, 89, is a resident at Marwood House, a long-term care home at Langley Memorial Hospital. They’re both elated to be able to see and hug after a province-wide lockdown due to COVID. (Black Press Media files)

Smiles abound as B.C. seniors in care get to see their families again

As of Thursday, the restrictions around visitation of elderly in long-term care has been eased

  • Apr 3, 2021

 

A rainbow shining on Kelowna General Hospital on May 12, 2020 International Nurses Day. (Steve Wensley - Prime Light Media)

New COVID cases trending down in Interior Health

24 new cases reported Thursday, Feb. 25, death at Kelowna General Hospital

 

The outbreak at Heritage Square has been declared over, effective Feb. 16, 2021 following 70 cases including nine deaths since the outbreak was declared Dec. 27, 2020. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon’s first COVID care home outbreak over

47 residents and 23 staff contracted the virus, nine died since Dec. 27

The outbreak at Heritage Square has been declared over, effective Feb. 16, 2021 following 70 cases including nine deaths since the outbreak was declared Dec. 27, 2020. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Interior Health has confirmed a case of COVID-19 at Vernon’s Chartwell Carrington Place Retirement Residence on 23rd Street. (Chartwell photo)

Vernon retirement residence hit with COVID case

Interior Health says one resident tested positive

Interior Health has confirmed a case of COVID-19 at Vernon’s Chartwell Carrington Place Retirement Residence on 23rd Street. (Chartwell photo)
A COVID-19 outbreak at Vernon's Heritage Square long-term care home has claimed seven people. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Two more COVID-19 deaths at Vernon care home

Heritage Square has now lost seven people due to the outbreak

A COVID-19 outbreak at Vernon's Heritage Square long-term care home has claimed seven people. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Vernon’s Heritage Square, operated by Kaigo Senior Living Group. (Laryn Gilmour - Black Press Media)

Vernon care home experiences second COVID-19 death

‘We are seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases throughout Interior Health’

Vernon’s Heritage Square, operated by Kaigo Senior Living Group. (Laryn Gilmour - Black Press Media)
PDCSS executive director Becky Vermette told The Spotlight that providing assisted living services was creating an annual deficit of approximately $70,000 per year. (Photo contributed.)

Princeton’s seniors residence faces sharp cutbacks to services

Meals, suite cleaning and security scheduled to be discontinued in December

PDCSS executive director Becky Vermette told The Spotlight that providing assisted living services was creating an annual deficit of approximately $70,000 per year. (Photo contributed.)
Living History! Born on the site decades ago, these seniors feel at home in Armstrong

Living History! Born on the site decades ago, these seniors feel at home in Armstrong

The rolling hills of the north Okanagan bring inspiration and safety to retirement home residents

  • Sep 7, 2020
Living History! Born on the site decades ago, these seniors feel at home in Armstrong
From isolation to safe socialization!

From isolation to safe socialization!

This Armstrong retirement residence is bustling with activity… two metres apart of course

  • Jul 27, 2020
From isolation to safe socialization!
Seniors at Peninsula Retirement Residence are doling out words of wisdom for younger generations as a way to keep busy and stay connected to those in their community. (Contributed photos)

PHOTOS: B.C. seniors offer advice to younger generations

Residents of Penisula Retirement Residence offer words of widsom via homemade signs

Seniors at Peninsula Retirement Residence are doling out words of wisdom for younger generations as a way to keep busy and stay connected to those in their community. (Contributed photos)
The Waverly Seniors Village in Chilliwack has been deemed a ‘high-risk’ facility by Fraser Health for ongoing violations of regulations and standards of practice. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

‘A horror show:’ Ex-employee shares experience at problematic Chilliwack seniors’ home

Workers are paid below industry standard at all Retirement Concepts facilities

The Waverly Seniors Village in Chilliwack has been deemed a ‘high-risk’ facility by Fraser Health for ongoing violations of regulations and standards of practice. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Margaret Martin, a resident of Armstrong’s Heaton Place, grew up in Richmond, B.C. (Carrie O’Neill)

Family, faith and farming: keys to happy life for Armstrong senior

Back in Eburne, Margaret was six of 12 kids growing up on the farm

  • Feb 11, 2020
Margaret Martin, a resident of Armstrong’s Heaton Place, grew up in Richmond, B.C. (Carrie O’Neill)
Creating community with Micky Fleming

Creating community with Micky Fleming

Cherish Living Group CEO loves helping others

  • Oct 30, 2019
Creating community with Micky Fleming