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Over the past few weeks, we have watched you and your loved ones reconnect in person, in response to the province’s easing of visitor restrictions on long term care homes. The smiles on their faces lift our spirits, and we hope yours have been similarly lifted during your visits. Second-dose COVID-19 Vaccinations We are delighted…

While so many things have changed since March of 2020, resident and family satisfaction remain an extremely important part of ensuring that our community is one “where people of all ages and abilities can experience wellbeing and happiness.”  In 2018, we completed an online survey that received 217 responses.  We repeated this survey in October…

Victoria Pickles is completing her master’s degree in nursing while working with Broadmead Care, a non-profit long term care organization. For her final practicum, she worked with UVic’s School of Nursing faculty and Island Health’s Professional Practice office to plan third and fourth year undergraduate student involvement in BC’s vaccination program and COVID-19 response for…

Wendy O’Dwyer hadn’t seen her mother in the flesh for more than year. It’s the first time in her life that she’s gone a whole year without seeing or hugging her, and Thursday as she headed into Veterans Memorial lodge in Saanich, she could hardly contain her excitement. Watch the news clip, or read the…

We’re looking forward to welcoming more of you into our Care Homes tomorrow. The news about expanded visitation has been shared with the residents, and they are so pleased to be able to spend time with you, starting tomorrow, Thursday, April 1, 2021. Before Your Visit Book your social visit ahead of time by calling…

We have great news for you – news you have been waiting to hear, and that we have been advocating for, for some time. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix have announced that the province is easing visitor restrictions for long term care homes, saying, “Immunizing the people who…

One year ago today, the World Health Organization declared a pandemic, naming the coronavirus, or COVID-19, as the culprit. We didn’t know much about this virus at the time, and we didn’t know how forcefully it would impact our lives. Much has changed since that declaration. A year ago, most of the country would not…

We have just learned today that the Province of BC has announced it is extending the interval between the first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from 6 to 16 weeks. B.C. health officials said international and Canadian data support the extended timeline, finding a high effectiveness from the first vaccine dose alone. This…

We are delighted to let you know that Island Health has confirmed the dates when they will be on site in Broadmead Care Homes to administer the first of two doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to those residents who have consented to receive it. We are pleased that more than 98% of our residents…