Access to subsidized residential care is coordinated by Health Authority staff. For more information on subsidized residential care, contact the Home Health Office nearest you. Please do not contact the Operator directly regarding subsidized residential care. For information on private residential care, please refer to the Seniors Housing Directory of BC.
Publicly Subsidized Units: 86
Private-Pay Units: 8
Built in 2008, this three story, 67,000 square foot noncombustible building is located at 850 - 14th Avenue. Nestled among a variety of seniors affordable and supportive housing and Ironwood Place, the new 54 unit assisted living and adult day program complex, makes it an ideal location to create a true community of care where seniors can age in place. Beautifully landscaped gardens. Hair salon. Tuck Shop. Dental Hygiene, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Consultation Rooms.
The 94 beds of the facility are allocated for 20 dementia clients such as those afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease and 6 geriatric mental health clients in special care secure units. An additional 60 VIHA funded beds are provided for general complex care clients, while another 8 complex care beds are available for private pay clients. The dementia special care unit has an open floor design which promotes the opportunity of residents to safely wander and mobilize in a social friendly environment. The second and third floors have 32 units each with two double rooms to accommodate couples aging together. A unique aspect of the facility is its children’s daycare centre. Multigenerational social interaction is supported through story-time and interactive play. Large garden areas decorate the perimeter of the building while also serving as functional sources of fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. These gathering places promote important social interaction and a source of life and growth.
New Horizons Community of Care is nestled in the heart of the community surrounded by residential and commercial neighbourhoods. Within walking distance to Discovery Mall, Campbell River Common and Maritime Shopping Centre. Interconnected to the city through excellent pedestrian walkways, bus service, handi-dart and the New Horizons Care bus. Adjacent to several seniors’ independent living apartments and Ironwood Place Assisted Living Facility.
Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation
English, multicultural, multi-denominational
Full Canadian National Accreditation 2010.
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Philosophy of Care
New Horizons Community of Care combines several philosophies of care to make it home. Some of these include the Eden Alternative which focuses on living and continued growth; Gentle Care Dementia; and the KIN Principle (Keep it Normal). However, you will hear us say more often “We simply take care of Moms and Dads, Grandmas & Grandpas just like they were our own.” and “We don’t just admit a resident to our home, it’s a family package.”
Is Accommodation Private or Shared?
Type of Accommodation
- 20 Bed Special Care Dementia Unit
- 60 VIHA Subsidized Complex Care Beds
- 6 Bed Tertiary Geriatric Mental Health Unit
- 8 Private Pay Complex Care Beds
Residents pay up to 80% of their after tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation.
Special Recreational Opportunities
Wide array of activities to meet everyone’s social and activity needs. Facility bus available for special outings. Annual Fall Fair where we celebrate fall with a pig roast over an open spit, petting zoo, pie baking contest, face painting, games and live music. Fun for all ages. Annual Family Christmas Dinner where family & friends gather to celebrate Christmas with a traditional Christmas dinner. Over 300 guests this year! Seniors Secret Santa where patrons of London Drugs buy a small gift for the residents which is then given then by the big guy, Santa, on Christmas morning.
Accessibility for every level of mobility including walkers and wheelchairs. Spacious 8 foot wide hallways and automatic doors.
Motorized Scooter Policy
Outside use only.
Visiting pets only. PADS companion dog on site.
Smoking in designated smoking area only.
Secure building with restricted access and surveillance.
Any Other Amenities
Bus Service for Outings. Resident computer access.