Creating joy in life & aging by caring, connecting and celebrating.

Creating joy in life & aging by caring, connecting and celebrating.

Welcome to Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre!

Our beautiful modern home is located on Tranquille Road with wonderful, peaceful views of the Thompson river, Kamloops.

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At Gemstone we know that great teams accomplish great things! We take pride in our reputation of being the best place to work in Kamloops! Our team consists of a diverse group of talented people that all share the same outlook…..”
We love serving the seniors in our care!”

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We take the health, wellness, and safety of each team member seriously. Our Healthy Workplace program we offer knowledge, tools, and connections to resources to support the team in many ways including emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual.

Our safety star program is recognized as a leading practice in ensuring safety awareness and compliance at our care home. Be aware, take care!

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Gemstone is home to 130 seniors with complex health needs and require 24-7 care. We are a caring community for seniors where we honour and strive to create joy in life and aging.

We provide funded services in partnership with Interior Health Authority. In addition we provide care for seniors that need care and pay privately.

Our recreation connections team engage with each and every senior to live their interests and spark new relationships with team members including volunteers.

Our hospitality team provide amazing cuisine where seniors and families have opportunity to guide the choices available.

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About Gemstone

Opened in 2013, Gemstone is located at 1955 Tranquille Road in Kamloops, British Columbia. Gemstone is a private, BC-based family-owned business and managed by Trellis Seniors Services . As part of the Trellis family, a recognized leader in seniors care and services, there is a support system that guides how we care for seniors and create warm and inviting homes where everyone can find joy in life and aging.

Our Vision & Values
The history of the Gemstone site stems back many years ago to a time when the land was first used for farming by the Humphrey Desmond family.  It was a very successful working farm that provided produce to the local community for many years.  However, as the city developed, the use of the land changed as it became a prime opportunity for redevelopment.  The Desmond family recognized this and decided to support seniors in the community by formally designating the land to be used for that purpose.

One of the first developments to “grow” on the Desmond land was Riverbend Seniors Community which today provides a vibrant retirement setting for many active & engaged seniors in the community.  Life at Riverbend is lively and supportive with a happy hour program than fills the room with laughter.

Today, the Desmond land provides a wide range of services for the community seniors, including long term care services at Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre.

There are two important parts to our name. The first is Brocklehurst which honours our community and our location. This special area of Kamloops where we are located has evolved and grown and seeks to retain an individual identity.  We call this place ‘Brocklehurst’ which is a community within the broader Kamloops community

The second part is Gemstone which speaks about the people. This part of our name portrays a very important message about the people who will live and work here.  As we know, life is precious and special people are often referred to as gems.  In fact, a care home is filled with gems being both our seniors and their caregivers.  As you join in on the life at a care home, you will see the treasures that are revealed and the gifts that are shared including ones of tenderness, patience and understanding.  They value respect & dignity and most of all, they give love.  This is where real living happens and the people involved truly are the gems and ‘Gemstones’ of our new place.

We are proud of our name as Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre….in honour of the history, the community and the people we serve.

We extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to our outstanding panel of 2012 judges who represented the community to name the building:

  • Kamloops North Thompson MLA/Minister of Environment Dr. Terry Lake
  • Kamloops City Councilor Nelly Dever
  • Deborah Smith, Director Residential Services for Interior Health
  • Don Craft, neighbour and Executive Director for RiverBend Manor
  • Kathy McArthur, neighbour and former strata council for RiverBend
  • Brenda Prevost, Executive Director for the Kamloops Centre for Seniors Information


1955 Tranquille Road,
Kamloops British Columbia
V2B 3M4 | 1-778-470-2596

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