After a thorough procurement process, Interior Health has awarded a contract for the development of 60 long-term care beds at Mount Ida Mews in Salmon Arm to Vantage Living Inc.
“These new residential care beds are a vital investment to serve seniors and others who require this high level of care. These beds will provide a comfortable, home-like environment to support residents.” – Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo
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. The RFPs called for building environments that are homelike and not institutional-feeling; safe for residents and staff; innovatively designed and flexible in function; operationally efficient; environmentally responsible in design, construction and operations; and include dementia-friendly elements.
“Our population is aging and becoming more medically complex. Conditions such as dementia are on the rise. The addition of 243 beds across Interior Health will benefit seniors and others who need around the clock care.” – Interior Health Board Chair John O’Fee
Vantage Living plans to expand its existing long-term care facility in Salmon Arm, Mount Ida Mews, to accommodate 60 additional beds.
“We are honoured to have been awarded this contract giving Vantage Living the opportunity to provide care and housing for an additional 60 seniors from Salmon Arm and the surrounding communities, adding to the 72 residents currently living at Mount Ida Mews. We look forward to continuing to build on the strong relationship we have with Interior Health. ” – Vantage Living President Johann Burger
The new beds are expected to open in late 2018. For more information on the news release from Interior Health, click here: IHA Announcement-MIM Phase 2
Mount Ida Mews – https://vantageliving.ca/community/mount-ida-mews/
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