Island Health to take over all publicly-funded home support services on Southern Vancouver Island
Island Health has announced it will be taking over all publicly-funded home support service delivery on Southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands this fall.
Island Health and Beacon Community Services, the non-profit, community organization that currently delivers health authority funded home support for these two areas have agreed to transition home support services to Island Health by October 31st.
Beacon CEO, Bob Boulter says shifting services in-house should support streamlining and enhancing the efficient use of resources, technologies and systems.
Beacon will continue serving the community through its many other charitable community services and programs, several which also support local seniors.
The agency will also continue to contract with Island Health for dementia housing, respite care and other seniors' programs.
Island Health to take over home support service delivery on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands
How will Vancouver Island be affected? Elin Bjarnason , vice president for clinical service delivery at Island Health joined Al Ferraby