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Grand opening celebrates new residential care beds closer to home

June 06, 2013 - 11:42 AM

Representatives from Interior Health, Baltic Properties and Westbank First Nation joined residents, staff and community members today to celebrate the opening of Lakeview Lodge – a new residential care option for Central Okanagan residents.

“Today, people living in the Central Okanagan have more options when it comes to residential care,” said Norman Embree, Interior Health Board Chair. “Lakeview Lodge is a beautiful property situated in the heart of the community and it reflects our commitment to providing families with housing options closer to home for their loved ones.”

Interior Heath provides funding for 100 residential care beds at the brand new Lakeview Lodge. Residential beds provide 24/7 care and support for adults and seniors with complex health-care needs.

“Interior Health has delivered on our promise of more residential care for the Central Okanagan. Our investments here are in addition to expanded residential care right across the health region including Penticton, Lumby, Salmon Arm, Grand Forks, Invermere and Kamloops,” added Embree.

Located in West Kelowna, Lakeview Lodge is owned and operated by Baltic Properties which was awarded the contract for 100 new publicly-funded residential care beds last year.

“Lakeview Lodge is Baltic Properties newest residential care home. Our organization is very pleased to have been awarded this project by Interior Health, and we look forward to providing high quality housing and care services to seniors living in the Central Okanagan for many years to come,” said Will McKay, Managing Partner, Baltic Properties Group.

Lakeview Lodge is a modern property offering full residential complex care and respite care services. There are two connected buildings featuring small neighbourhoods designed to promote friendship and wellness in a home-like environment.

“I’m really enjoying living here,” said Jennette Jensen, a resident living at Lakeview Lodge. “I like the warm and dedicated staff, the relaxed atmosphere and the quality of care.”

In addition to the 100 publicly-funded beds, Lakeview Lodge offers 14 private-pay residential beds. The 114 bed property opened to residents earlier this year.

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