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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…

We are writing to you on the last day of 2020 with some great news for the New Year regarding COVID-19 immunizations. We are delighted to let you know that the people who live in Broadmead Care Homes will soon have access to the COVID-19 vaccine for those who wish to receive it. Staff immunizations…

Many of us have heard the encouraging news that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has arrived on Vancouver Island, and the Moderna vaccine has been approved for use in Canada. We’re sure you’re all wondering when Broadmead Care residents and staff may receive vaccinations. At this point, we do not have any definite information from Island…

It’s been quite a year! As we reflect back, we find that while there certainly were challenges, we found tremendous opportunities for creativity, compassion, and kindness, with resilience and adaptability that rose to the surface when we needed it. 2020 tested us in many ways, and I am so proud of the way you, our…

You are spectacular, and here’s why! Yesterday, on Giving Tuesday, we received more than $6,000 in donations!! We are so grateful for everyone who donates money to help us run the programs and services, and provide equipment not covered by government funding — things like tub chairs, blanket warmers, our Creative Arts program, and more!…

Dear Family and Friends, Today we are providing additional clarification and information about visits to our Care Homes, information about hand hygiene and flu shots, sharing information about Remembrance Day and Veterans’ Week activities, and an announcement about the Adult Day Programs at Veterans Memorial Lodge and Veterans Health Centre. Essential and Social Visits How…