Seniors in the Cranbrook area now have expanded access to long-term care with the opening of 36 new long-term care units at Golden Life Management’s Kootenay Street Village.
The first residents began moving into their new homes this week. There are 30 publicly funded long-term care units through Interior Health, and six private, flexible-care units. Kootenay Street Village is a partnership between Golden Life Management, Interior Health, and Columbia Basin Trust.
“I’m very happy to see residents in the Cranbrook area benefit from this new facility,” said Katrine Conroy, Minister responsible for Columbia Basin Trust. “I am also very proud of the work that the Trust is doing to support communities in the Basin. These are important steps to make sure people entering long-term care have excellent amenities, and can enjoy home-like settings and fun activities like going to the pub or bistro, while staying safe in care.”
Kootenay Street Village is built and operated by Golden Life Management, a family-based provider of holistic seniors’ Villages from Cranbrook. The project will have two additional phases: Phase 2 will include 61 independent living suites, and is scheduled to open in spring 2020; Phase 3 will be announced by Golden Life Management soon.
A minimum of 20 of the independent living suites will be subsidized for seniors with low incomes, thanks to the partnership with Columbia Basin Trust.