The Chemainus Health Care Centre has a dedicated suite for end of life care. Currently it is the only such facility in the Chemainus/Cowichan area and serves a very large population. The demands for this special care and facility cannot be met by the single unit.
The Chemainus Health Care Foundation and the Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary jointly funded the design, construction and furnishing of the end of life suite. The Foundation covered the construction costs and Auxiliary the cost of equipment and furnishings. The suite has access to a private area out-doors and, where possible, consideration of the needs of family members have been accommodated. More recent purchases by the Foundation have been directed to up-grading the over-head lift, appropriate lighting controls and comfortable furniture for visiting family members.
Those at end of life and their families need special care.