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St. Joseph’s Hospital

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As St. Joseph’s Hospital begins its transition away from acute care and towards its future role in providing Residential and Hospice Care to the community’s frail and elderly population, Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation will continue to provide funding support for St. Joseph’s now and after acute care services move to the new Comox Valley Hospital.

After the fall of 2017, St. Joseph’s will continue its mission in residential and hospice care, with the first phase being the construction of a new residential care building on site to replace The Views. This purpose built facility will reflect St. Joseph’s person-centered philosophy of care and will meet all current standards and designs that support residents with dementia.

St. Joseph’s has a greater vision of developing a hub of excellence and innovation in care for seniors, hospice and other specialized populations. Its dream is to establish an integrated campus of residential and hospice care, housing and outreach programs, which will continue the tradition and mission of St. Joseph’s to provide care with compassion going back 103 years.

“St. Joseph’s General Hospital is so very thankful for the significant funding support provided over the many years by our community through generous donations to the Foundation,” says Jane Murphy, President & CEO of St. Joseph’s Hospital. “This support will play a vital role as St. Joseph’s continues to provide acute care services through the opening of the new hospital in the fall of 2017 and in supporting St. Joseph’s as it transitions to its future role.”

Eden at The Views

The art therapy program at The Views at St. Joseph's is one of a few ways the Views' team is applying the Eden Alternative Philosophy, which which creates a habitat that nurtures the spirit as well as the body, while focusing on person-directed care (photo by Mckinnon Photography).

The art therapy program at The Views at St. Joseph’s is one of a few ways the Views’ team is applying the Eden Alternative Philosophy, which which creates a habitat that nurtures the spirit as well as the body, while focusing on person-directed care (photo by Mckinnon Photography).

The lovely team at St. Joseph’s Hospital’s Residential Care facility, The Views, has adopted the Eden Alternative Philosophy of care, which creates a habitat that nurtures the spirit as well as the body, while focusing on person-directed care. It’s a philosophy that seeks to address what Dr. Bill Thomas calls the ‘Three Plagues of Nursing Homes: loneliness, helplessness, and boredom.’

Comox Valley wives, husbands, mothers, fathers and grandparents living in extended care deserve to live in a companionship-based community where life revolves around close and continuing contact with plants, animals and children. Creating an elder-centered community is a never-ending process, and because of this, CVHF is proud to raise funds to support and promote this philosophy of care for our community’s frail and elderly.

We look forward to introducing more of the Eden philosophy to our community, and how it benefits everyone, young and old alike.

Read up on the Eden Alternative Philosophy here.