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Westbank First Nation care home showcases its high-quality healthcare in recent survey

Pine Acres Home, a residential care home in the Westbank First Nation community just successfully passed its Accreditation Canada Survey, with the lowest possible risk rating.
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August 09, 2017 - 5:18 PM

WEST KELOWNA - A Westbank First Nation residential care home received the lowest possible risk rating in a recent Interior Health Licensing Survey.

Pine Acres Home runs on a social care model, and provides care to residents with physical or cognitive challenges.

“According to Accreditation Canada, Pine Acres exudes quality service and strives for continual improvement,” said Westbank First Nation Chief Roxanne Lindley in a press release. “Resident and staff safety initiatives are evident and residents’ needs are considered in combination with professional standards.”

Pine Acres Home, located at 1902 Pheasant Lane in West Kelowna must pass the Accreditation Canada review every four years, in order to meet global health care standards established by the International Society for Quality in Health Care.

According to the release, a flexible meal schedule - where all meals are cooked in house - plays an important role to the overall resident-centered approach.

Additionally, offered services including social functions, recreation therapy, social work services through Interior Health, nutrition and dental services, as well as attending the annual Siya celebration, add to the program’s success, according the release. 

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