In 2017, Providence Health Care established PRCC – now Providence Living – to create a focus on radically improving both the environment and experience of British Columbians living in long-term care settings.
As part of this vision, the Views at St. Joseph’s in Comox – a 142-bed seniors’ complex care home – came under the ownership and operation of Providence Living in 2018.
Over the past several years, PHC and Providence Living developed its future-thinking seniors’ care vision – through Megamorphosis™ and Home For Us initiatives – to renew and redevelop its long-term care beds into “dementia villages” and seniors-focused communities of care.
Earlier this year, Providence Living, along with the Ministry of Health and Island Health, announced a Project Development Agreement to develop a 156-bed dementia village at the site of The Views at St. Joseph’s in Comox.
The announcement was timely, because the vision for the redevelopment will provide care environments that many say are currently lacking across Canada, as the COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated.