Another Innovative Model Coming to British Columbia


Daring steps forward are making their mark as Providence Living, a new non-profit health care organization established by Providence Health Care is set to redefine seniors’ care in British Columbia.

Construction of Providence Living Place, Together by the Sea, a 156-bed dementia village in Comox, B.C. will take place on the site of the existing The Views long-term care home and the former St. Joseph’s General Hospital. Construction will begin in 2022.

Candace Chartier, President and CEO of Providence Living, recently said “We are so very close to showing BC and the rest of Canada how publicly funded seniors’ care must be provided to create whole communities where people want to live.” Providence Living Place, Together by the Sea will change long-term care from an institutionalized medical model to one that fosters a home-like environment where staff and residents become friends in a culture where families, children, pets and visitors become interwoven into the fabric of life throughout the facility.  Click here

Other provinces ‘are doing it’.   We need a drastic transformative change to emotion-based care in Ontario too.  Please make this a ballot box issue in Ontario.

For more information on existing emotion-based models of care in long-term care homes go to



4 Replies to “Another Innovative Model Coming to British Columbia”

  1. It would be interesting to know what percentage of Long Term Care clients in Canada, or in Ontario, are currently dementia sufferers.

    1. Thanks for your inquiry. Notwithstanding that the sources reporting these figures vary slightly, the majority of residents in long-term care homes have some degree of cognitive impairment (over 85%), and over 70% of these residents have a diagnosis of dementia.

  2. Thank you for another informative and inspiring post.
    Indeed, why is Ontario lagging in making drastic transformative change to emotion-based care in LTC?
    Your efforts to make this happen will go a long way to make this a ballot box issue. I will do my best to spread the message.

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