seniors housing

The B.C. Government Employees Union said it had postponed job action that was set to take place Salmon Arm’s Lakeside Manor on Monday, Jan. 16. (File photo)

Strike postponed for workers at seniors independent living complex in Salmon Arm

Union says Lakeside Manor owner has applied for mediation

  • Jan 16, 2023

 

B.C. says it will expedite the registration time for internationally-trained nurses to get practising. (Credit: Pixabay/Antonio-Corigliano)

B.C. cutting costs for retired nurses to return, internationally-educated ones to start

Announcement comes amid about 5,200 nursing vacancies

 

A sick senior citizen engaged in a virtual visit with her doctor using telehealth video technology to get a diagnosis which was encouraged during the coronavirus outbreak to help in social distancing. ADOBE STOCK INAGE

Respiratory and COVID outbreaks at Okanagan care homes

Vernon, Kelowna, Oliver and Kamloops facilities impacted

 

The Office of the Seniors Advocate is launching the second province-wide survey of residents living in all 294 publicly subsidized long-term care homes in B.C., and is need of volunteers to conduct the survey in Salmon Arm. (File photo)

Volunteers needed to survey Salmon Arm seniors living in long-term care

Survey being conducted throughout B.C. for Office of the Seniors Advocate

The Office of the Seniors Advocate is launching the second province-wide survey of residents living in all 294 publicly subsidized long-term care homes in B.C., and is need of volunteers to conduct the survey in Salmon Arm. (File photo)
A White Rock senior says current government representation doesn’t go far enough when it comes to regulating rent increases at some retirement homes in B.C. Unsplash.com image

B.C. senior says more protection needed for rental rates at retirement homes in the province

Private facilities may raise rent, hospitality costs as inflation rises

A White Rock senior says current government representation doesn’t go far enough when it comes to regulating rent increases at some retirement homes in B.C. Unsplash.com image
Michael Marshall, 25, UBCO physics student living at the Vinyards. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

UBCO students rent affordable units at senior’s residence in exchange for fun

Two students in their 20s are living at the Vinyards residence for seniors

Michael Marshall, 25, UBCO physics student living at the Vinyards. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Three Robins ‘aging in place’ apartment for seniors planned for 10th Avenue SW in Salmon Arm. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Seniors ‘aging in place’ apartment planned for Salmon Arm

‘Three Robins’ concept includes having optional services available to residents

Three Robins ‘aging in place’ apartment for seniors planned for 10th Avenue SW in Salmon Arm. (City of Salmon Arm image)
Liberal MP Hedy Fry speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, on June 15, 2017. Fry introduced a private bill in late June, Bill C-295, that would amend Section 215 of the Criminal Code to specifically criminalize owners and managers of long-term care homes for failing to provide the “necessaries of life” to vulnerable adults. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Ottawa exploring criminal reform as Liberal MP tables bill on long-term care neglect

Bill C-295 looks to criminalize care home owners who fail to provide residents with necessities

Liberal MP Hedy Fry speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, on June 15, 2017. Fry introduced a private bill in late June, Bill C-295, that would amend Section 215 of the Criminal Code to specifically criminalize owners and managers of long-term care homes for failing to provide the “necessaries of life” to vulnerable adults. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Bernard Ramsay of Vernon (centre), and son Nick of Edmonton (left) is interviewed by Okanagan Skydive prior to the pair jumping out of a plane at the Vernon Regional Airport Saturday, June 25. Ramsay celebrated his 85th birthday with the jump and was joined by five family members. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Video: Vernon senior soars from new height

Legally blind Bernard Ramsay, formerly of Quesnel, goes skydiving for first time a day after 85th birthday

Bernard Ramsay of Vernon (centre), and son Nick of Edmonton (left) is interviewed by Okanagan Skydive prior to the pair jumping out of a plane at the Vernon Regional Airport Saturday, June 25. Ramsay celebrated his 85th birthday with the jump and was joined by five family members. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
The heat wave was challenging for the elderly who are more likely to live alone, have possible difficulties drinking lots of water, are less able to detect their body is overheating, may live in a home that does not offer air conditioning or good cross ventilation, have difficulty accessing cool parts of their house such as the basement and have greater overall health frailty. (Metro Creative photo)

Heat alert: Okanagan woman calls for A/C in seniors’ homes ahead of summer

Alysha-Dawn Wolf says her mother is living in a hot box, doesn’t have money to spare

  • Jun 6, 2022
The heat wave was challenging for the elderly who are more likely to live alone, have possible difficulties drinking lots of water, are less able to detect their body is overheating, may live in a home that does not offer air conditioning or good cross ventilation, have difficulty accessing cool parts of their house such as the basement and have greater overall health frailty. (Metro Creative photo)
The new building is on Church Avenue next to Ferland Park in Vanderhoof. (Submitted Photo)

New seniors building opening soon in Vanderhoof the 1st of its kind in B.C.

New facility brings affordable housing and holistic dementia care to seniors in April

The new building is on Church Avenue next to Ferland Park in Vanderhoof. (Submitted Photo)
Scales of justice (file photo)

Architect ordered to pay $9M in lawsuit over failed Osoyoos seniors development

Cactus Ridge was intended to be a 92-unit assisted living property built in 2008

Scales of justice (file photo)
B.C. Seniors Advocate, Isobel Mackenzie (File photo)

Seniors advocate plans to speak with IH about heating issue at Kelowna care home

Lake Country woman says her husband’s room has been without proper heat since late December

B.C. Seniors Advocate, Isobel Mackenzie (File photo)
Monashee Mews in Lumby. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

COVID-19 outbreak at Lumby seniors’ home

Monashee Mews care facility outbreak on 2nd floor

Monashee Mews in Lumby. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Lakeshore retirement resort is one of eight residences purchased by Quebec-based Cogir Real Estate. (Cogir Real Estate)

Quebec real estate firm invests in 8 Kelowna retirement resorts

Cogir Real Estate purchases eight independent residences in the city

Lakeshore retirement resort is one of eight residences purchased by Quebec-based Cogir Real Estate. (Cogir Real Estate)
Hillside Village in Salmon Arm is operated by the Good Samaritan Society and is located on 15th Avenue NE. (File photo)

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Hillside Village in Salmon Arm

Interior Health made the Sept. 1 declaration, no further information released yet

Hillside Village in Salmon Arm is operated by the Good Samaritan Society and is located on 15th Avenue NE. (File photo)
Vernon Restholm residents were evacuated briefly Tuesday afternoon for reports of smoke, but were quickly allowed back in and out of the 46 degree Celsius heat. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

‘Smoke’ evacuates Vernon seniors’ home

Fire extinguisher used and discharge may have been mistaken as smoke by others

Vernon Restholm residents were evacuated briefly Tuesday afternoon for reports of smoke, but were quickly allowed back in and out of the 46 degree Celsius heat. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
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

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

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