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Providence Living Place
  • Providence Living Place, Together By the Sea will include 156 resident rooms, each with its own bathroom. 155 resident rooms will be publicly funded, and one room will be private pay.
  • Residents’ rooms will be grouped in small, self-contained households of 12, arranged around a central common space to form a safe perimeter.
  • The dementia village will include amenities for residents and the wider community, including community gardens, child care with capacity for 32 children, Island Health-funded adult day programs, art studio, bistro and chapel.
  • In collaboration with the Komoks Nation stand-alone dedicated Indigenous space will be constructed in the style of a traditional Big House.
  • A social relational model of resident-directed care for people with dementia.
  • Foster free movement of people with dementia within the dementia village’s secured central courtyard area for residents that features walking paths, sitting areas and gardening boxes.
  • Ensuring resident involvement in everyday activities within the household or the wider, secure village.
  • Focusing on individualized smaller groupings, cultural bonds, friendships and social activities.
  • Emphasizing daily life and sense of belonging by involving residents with food preparation, cooking and laundry.
  • Strong emphasis on family, volunteer and community involvement in the activities of the village.
  • The concept for Providence Living Place, Together By the Sea was inspired by the dementia village in De Hogeweyk, Netherlands. The concept focuses on creating home-like environments that maximize the opportunities for residents to engage, as fully as possible, in familiar and meaningful roles.