Our Care Model
Committed to Caring
Westsyde Care Residence staff care for adults of all ages with brain/spinal cord injury, cognitive, mental, physical health challenges, and those requiring memory care and emotional support. At Westsyde Care Residences, through individualized care planning, we actively listen to the needs of our residents to best understand their limitations and discuss potential solutions. We work with our community partners to customize options that will help our residents lead the lives they want.
Our homes are fully licensed and inspected annually by the Interior Health Authority.
Our care staff are registered through the BC Care Aide Registry and maintain certifications in CPR & First Aid, Emergency Evacuation, Foodsafe, Gentle Persuasion Approach, Cultural Sensitivity Training, along with several other educational requirements.
Long Term Care
Life at Westsyde Care Residences
Our goal is to help our residents stay active and involved, while supporting their individual level of independence for as long as possible. Whether you’re looking for a short-term stay or you’d like to join our family on a more permanent basis, we offer homes with a wide range of services to manage individual needs and promote the joy of retired living in Kamloops.
Programs & Services
Westsyde Care Residences staff attend a medication training program to safely administer medications, knowing that this is one of the most important tasks they can do, thus, reducing the possibility missed or erroneous medications. The dedicated Facility Pharmacist works closely with the nursing and care staff to ensure all concerns related to medication are managed effectively. Regular delivery of medication is one of the services provided at Westsyde Care. After hours pharmacy phone support services are available as needed.
Nutritional and Dietary Monitoring
Many of our residents at Westsyde Care Residences require some degree of health and well-being monitoring. Our Care Home provides complementary nutritional services for all our residents. There are ongoing assessments & monitoring of the dietary needs by staff for each resident. Dietitian-approved menus go one step further to ensure optimal nutritional health. Referrals to Home and Community Care Dietitians are done for residents onsite who require tube feeds or cannot leave the facility to ensure their nutritional needs are identified. Other allied services are accessed on a case by case basis.
Brain Injury Rehabilitation Journey
Our residents are not alone in their journey of brain injury rehabilitation. Through our active recreation and rehabilitative programs, there’s always something to look forward to at Westsyde Care Residences. Our residents participate in the individualized rehabilitation programs and remain active members in the community. Small group activities and frequent one to one sessions are just two of the things that set our Care Home apart from the rest. The facilities Human Service Worker helps residents connect to services in the community and teaches the life skills program.
Mealtime is social time!! While providing dietitian-approved homemade meals, we want to make sure there’s always something exciting to look forward to at Westsyde Care Residences. Each resident has a SPECIAL NIGHT to choose a meal and have it served as the entree'. This is a fun evening and the meals have become quite creative!
That being said, we’re always open to suggestions! Let us know if there’s something seasonal, cultural, or special you’d like to see offered at our Care Home.
Registered Nurse Support
Westsyde Care Residences provides the support required to carry on with dignity, including registered nurse support seven days a week. A registrant of the BCCNM, British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives, our Community RN holds two specialties in Emergency and Gerontology Nursing is currently pursuing a Master of Health Studies leadership degree.
Fun and Engaging
Our calendar of activities is carefully planned so that every resident has the chance to participate in a range of programs that will enrich their lives physically, mentally, and socially. Whether participating in active or passive activities, taking part in our programs is a great way for residents to be happier and healthier by leaving loneliness behind and participating in healthful and engaging activities.
About Our Programs
Our therapeutic recreation programs focus on fun, leisurely education and social stimulation. The recreation calendars accommodate both large and smaller group settings, along with individualized activities for our residents. Our residents are very active in the community and attend social events during every season. Come with us as we reconnect with the beauty of our surroundings in our local parks or join us for fishing and a BBQ on our regular day trips. Stop by and see what we can offer you and your loved ones.
Whether you are interested in joining our team, or have questions regarding our care model and services, send us an email and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. You can also stop in for a tour and stay for lunch. We’d love to hear from you!
2980 Westsyde Road, Kamloops, BC V2B 7E9, Canada