The Adult Day program, under Island Health, provides social and recreational activities, personal care and caregiver respite for the frail elderly and disabled. There is a comfortable suite on the lower floor of the Health Care Centre opening onto gardens with a spectacular view of the sea. The Adult Day Program provides significant caregiver respite during the day for those challenged by looking after loved ones at home. Transportation is provided.
Referrals are managed by Home and Community Care.
For general inquiries call: 250 250-739- 5749
Toll free: 1-8778734 4101
The Chemainus Health Care Foundation has made major contributions to the Adult Day Program as it provides such a valuable and needed service to the community. The Foundation provides a multi-passenger bus to transport program participants to the centre and for day-trips. Operational costs are shared between the Foundation and Island Health. The Foundation also purchased a tub for the program to facilitate client bathing, when it is too difficult to do at home. In addition, a major renovation to the Adult Day Program space was funded by the Foundation, costing approximately $250,000.00. This greatly expanded and improved the available space and extends the time during the year the out-door patio and gardens can be used. The Foundation has also purchased other equipment and lounge chairs for the program participants.
With an aging population the need for such services is only increasing.