New $86-million long-term care home to open in Quadra Village in Victoria

New $86-million long-term care home to open in Quadra Village in Victoria
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The new long-term care home, The Summit, in Victoria.

A new long-term care home for seniors with dementia and other complex issues will be opening in July in Quadra Village.

Seniors living in Oak Bay Lodge and Mount Tolmie Long-Term Care will be moving into the new home, called The Summit.

“Our goal is to ensure that residents and health-care workers are protected to the maximum extent possible and I am confident that the right precautions will be in place to move safely at this time,” B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix said in a release.

Island Health and the Capital Regional Hospital District (CRHD) developed The Summit, which cost $86 million, and is located at 955 Hillside Avenue in Victoria.

The Summit will open for residents on July 10, 2020, and will replace Oak Bay Lodge and the Mount Tolmie Long-Term Care home.

The new facility has 320 private bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, common/visiting spaces, walking paths and several outdoor areas.

Each floor will have groupings of residents into housing clusters of 16-24 residents for social engagement. The first floor will have a hair salon and adult day program, as well as a dialysis room.

“This is great news for seniors in Victoria,” Rob Fleming, MLA for Victoria-Swan Lake, said in a release.

“The CRHD and Island Health have created a wonderful facility for seniors in care, and we look forward to welcoming residents to this dynamic community.”

Construction on the long-term care home began in 2016 and was completed earlier this year. Island Health was planning to move residents into the facility in April, however, plans were halted to facilitate the building’s use as a possible field hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Capital Regional Hospital District constructed and owns the building and Island Health is leasing it for 25 years.

The Greater Victoria Eldercare Foundation has also committed to raising more than $500,000 for therapy equipment and adaptive tools, visiting area/patio furnishings and ongoing therapy program support, as well as gardens for residents and ongoing funding for the Adult Day Program.

The development of The Summit is part of the B.C. government’s $240 million, a three-year plan to increase the direct care seniors receive in long-term care homes in communities and across B.C. by 2021.


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