I would like to put my support behind the proposed development of Garry Oak Village.
My personal experience of having my mother in a similar care home has given some insight I would like to share with you.
It is important to the residents to be able to retain as much as possible the continuity of their life before care became necessary. Even being able to have an address in Oak Bay will be a comfort.
It is also important that visitors feel comfortable in the neighbourhood or they will be reluctant to visit. And in my experience, the residents with the most frequent visitors are the most content.
Visitors can often take some of the frustration out of life in care by being listeners and advocates.
No one chooses to live in care homes but we can ease the transition by providing local facilities that meet the high standards of Baptist Housing.
Please support this important project. Someday you and I might need the service.