Long-term care residents begin returning to their homes in the Okanagan region

Nearly 900 long-term care residents that have been evacuated, following the Grouse Complex wildfires, have begun returning to their homes in the Okanagan this past weekend. Interior Health has announced the repatriation of residents in the following homes:

  • Glenmore Lodge
  • Lake Country Lodge
  • The Vineyards
  • Lakeview Lodge

Residents who returned to their families will be arriving first, while those that are ambulatory will follow shortly after. Lastly, those that require stretcher transfers will arrive as soon they can be booked.

Plans are currently underway for the return of residents in other homes in the region, due to other areas still being on alert. We will share this information as soon as they become available.

BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) and EngAge BC would like to thank Interior Health and long-term care providers in the region for their support and efforts in keeping our seniors safe through this crisis.

Listen to BCCPA and EngAge BC CEO Terry Lake’s comments on Radio NL Kamloops with Paul James here.

Anyone wishing to confirm their loved one’s current location can call Interior Health at 1-833-469-9800. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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