Plans for a senior's care facility in Colwood's Royal Bay neighbourhood took a big step forward today.
The Capital Regional District Board approved their 2023 provisional financial plans, confirming their portion of the funding for the long-planned dementia care facility on the five acre lot owned by the CRD Hospital Board. The property is on Metchosin Road in Royal Bay. near the site where the Royal BC Museum will construct a new Collections and Archives Building.
Designed as a dementia care neighbourhood
Unlike most traditional assisted living facilities, the proposed 306-bed facility will follow a “dementia care” model. The four three-storey buildings will be laid out in a village format and will feature a hair salon, bistro and coffee shop for residents’ use. Child care facilities will also be available on site.
The four buildings will feature generously sized rooms in a "dementia care design" to help create a safe and familiar home-like atmosphere for seniors. To help achieve this, the buildings will laid out as a village that includes amenities like a hair salon, bistro, coffee shop and child care for residents and staff. This layout that emulates a neighbourhood has been shown to support resident independence, social connections and overall wellness.
For more details, see the Capital Regional District Sept 21, 2022 News Release: CRD and CRHD 2023 provisional financial plans approved
The CRHD Board is the governing body fiscally that is responsible for the region’s health facilities and hospital equipment. The Island Health Authority is responsible for the delivery of health care in the region.