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Interior Health Authority - Questions and Answers about the new Campus of Care
If we may provide any further information, please contact Betty Ashton, Director of Residential Programs Penticton & Summerland at (250) 770-3455 or by pager at (250) 770-9210.
...At any time during the process, questions can be directed to Betty Ashton, Director of Residential Programs Penticton & Summerland at (250) 770-3455 by pager at (250) 770-9210.
...Betty Ashton, Director of Residential Programs Penticton & Summerland, Interior HealthPhone: (250) 770-3455 Pager: (250) 770-9210
Interior Health Authority - Assisted Living to be part of New Residential Care Facility
"Over the course of the next two years, we will be working closely with our residents and families and our staff through this process," advises Betty Ashton, Director of Residential Programs Penticton & Summerland.
...Betty Ashton, Director of Residential Programs Penticton & Summerland Phone: (250) 770-3455 Pager: (250) 772-9210
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Betty Ashton, director of residential programs for Penticton and Summerland, says those who currently live at Summerland Lodge will not be displaced."Everybody will be cared for," she says."There's room for everyone who wants to stay in Summerland."In addition, the Interior Health Authority will no longer manage the Kelly Care Centre once construction of the new centre is operational.Ashton says the health authority will work to make the transition to the new centre as smooth as possible."We recognize that the thought of moving can be an unsettling experience for many," she says.
"We are excited to finally make the announcement for a new facility," says Betty Ashton, Director of Residential Programs with the Interior Health Authority.
"This new facility will provide a good environment for our seniors who require around the clock professional care."
Kelly Care closure confirmed
The two facilities with a combined 115 beds no longer meet the needs of people requiring round-the-clock care, said Betty Ashton, director of residential programs for Penticton and Summerland.The new facility addresses those needs, she said.
Seniors staying at existing facilities can move to the new facility if they wish, said Ashton
.And health officials will help those who want to stay at another existing facility, she
said."We're going to take care of everybody and we will move when they are ready to move and when a bed is available," she
said."They will stay where they are until another arrangement is made."But Kreller wonders about the possible health consequences that may arise from moving seniors."They have to be moved and every time you move an elderly person, the health risk increases," she
The cost of the new facility is still unknown, but both for- and non-profit can bid, said Ashton
."We're dealing with private owners all the time.That is not new," said Ashton
."It's certainly getting a lot more press right now.But it is not a new concept.We have been dealing with private owners and operators for years and years and it works extremely well."Health authority officials also plan to build an 18-bed assisted living unit for low-income seniors, said Ashton
.But health officials are still unsure what will happen to the Kelly Care Centre
building once it has closed, said Ashton