After a thorough procurement process, Interior Health has awarded a contract for the development of 70 residential care beds in Williams Lake to Vantage Living Inc.
“Vantage Living is thrilled to have been selected by Interior Health to build and operate a new residence to provide care and housing for 72 seniors from Williams Lake and the surrounding areas. The location, design and service offerings will enhance the quality of life for all residents while providing in excess of 80 regular and casual positions for care and hospitality staff,” said Vantage Living President Johann Burger.
Interior Health issued a series of Request for Proposals (RFPs) in September 2016 for the design, construction and operation of 243 new residential care beds in communities across Interior Health, including these 70 beds in Williams Lake.
“This is great news for our communities’ seniors. Appropriate health care and housing for this vulnerable population is absolutely vital. We look forward to seeing the next steps in the process as Vantage Living begins its design process.” says Cariboo-North MLA Coralee Oakes.
In addition to the 70 publicly funded beds Vantage Living’s new care home will include two private-pay beds. The residents’ new homes will be located on 4th Avenue in the downtown core of Williams Lake. Construction is expected to begin July 2017. The new facility is expected to open in summer 2018.
For more information on the news release from Interior Health, click here: IHA Announcement-Cariboo Place