To support those seniors who are not able to live out their days in their own homes, we’re adding additional publicly funded residential care beds in Chilliwack and Langley.
To support those seniors who are not able to live out their days in their own homes, we’ve added an additional 20 publicly funded residential care beds in Chilliwack and 18 publicly funded beds in Langley. This investment brings the total number of publicly funded residential care beds in Chilliwack to 479 and 681 in Langley.
These new publicly funded beds will be located at Cascade Lodge and Valleyhaven in Chilliwack, and Langley Lodge and Fort Langley Care Centre in Langley. All of the beds will be in private rooms that open out to common living and dining spaces to give residents easy access to the facilities’ amenities. The rooms are clustered into ‘neighbourhoods’ to facilitate community-building with other residents, family members and staff. Both residential care facilities meet current Fraser Health building design standards and the beds will collectively be resourced at an average of 3.36 direct care hours per resident day in keeping with the provincial target.
In the last two years, in addition to these new beds, Fraser Health has opened a total of 403 new residential care beds across the region with more than 8,000 people calling residential care their home.
As our population ages, we are continuing to plan to ensure we can meet the needs of our elderly population. In addition to making investments in residential care, Fraser Health has been supporting older adults to live in their homes in the community longer by investing in home support and integration with primary care.
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