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“Our government is committed to promoting seniors’ independence through
affordable housing options with appropriate supports,” said Kevin Krueger, MLA
for Kamloops-North Thompson. “The assisted
living apartments at the Hamlets will enrich the lives of
The Province is providing an
ongoing rent supplement housing subsidy for the 10 assisted living apartments
under the Independent
“The Hamlets at Westsyde is a great
example of what our government wants to achieve – more independent housing options
for seniors and people with disabilities,” said Claude Richmond, MLA for
The Hamlets at Westsyde provides a campus of care model that offers assisted living and complex care all in one location. Campuses of care embrace the philosophy that seniors should be able to age in one place.
“The opening of these assisted living
apartments marks the completion of a development that offers different housing
options for seniors under one roof,” said
Interior Health is providing funding for personal care services for the 10 apartments and is also a funding partner for the residential care portion of the Hamlets at Westsyde that opened in September 2007.
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The new assisted living units provide residents with personal care, hot meals, housekeeping, laundry services, recreational opportunities and a 24-hour response system. The residential care component of the facility offers private rooms and provides health care services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. H&H Total Care Services manages and operates the development.
“Through the support of our partners, we are able to provide the highest standard of resident-centered care that promotes dignity and self-reliance,” said H&H CEO Hank VanRyk. “The Hamlets at Westsyde assisted living embodies our mission by providing varying levels of care under one roof, allowing residents to remain in their community as they age.”
The Province has exceeded its commitment in providing more than 4,000 affordable assisted living apartments for B.C. seniors and persons with disabilities. Budget 2008 increased the amount the Province invests in affordable housing and shelters to more than $400 million a year, more than three times as much as in 2001.
604 505-8428 (cell)
H&H Total Care Services
604 787-4292 (cell)
250 314-2100 ext. 3741
250 574-1523 (cell)
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