GEMSTONE
CARE CENTRE

Creating Joy in Life and Aging…
by Caring, Connecting and Celebrating.

GEMSTONE
CARE CENTRE

Creating Joy in Life and Aging
…by Caring, Connecting and Celebrating.

Welcome to
Gemstone Care Centre

We are a comfortable, modern Long Term Care Home that opened in June 2013. Our home is surrounded by beautiful gardens and has lovely views of the Thompson River. There are shops and services nearby and close connections to the Brocklehurst community on the North Shore of Kamloops. We focus on Quality of Life and embrace best practices in Person and Family-centered Care.

We offer community-style living with 2 houses per neighbourhood grouping. Each house has 15 bedrooms with its own dining area and TV lounge, as well as a bathing spa and access to the outdoors. There are also common amenities including a bistro-events room, a hair salon, a family quiet lounge and a central courtyard to enjoy the gardens with views of the River. We have parking available and offer bike racks by the front entrance.

Gemstone Care Residents, Kelowna

All 130 bedrooms are fully private with 126 rooms having ensuite washrooms and 4 with shared washrooms. The furniture provided includes an electric bed, wardrobe, dresser, night table and room chair. This is your home and we encourage you to personalize it with pictures, books, and ornaments. There are TV and telephone hook ups in each room, should you decide to purchase those services.

We are a licensed care home operating under the Community Care and Assisted Living Act. Safety is a priority and our quality is closely reviewed. Gemstone works with Interior Health as a contracted Long Term Care Provider and is part of BC’s Funded Healthcare System.

To live at Gemstone as part of funded long term care programs, please contact Interior Health directly. Gemstone also offers a limited number of private pay long term care beds.

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Life at Gemstone

The move to Gemstone will be a new experience for you, and for your family and friends, and we are here to help. The key for us is to get to know you, your story, and your interests so we can help you enjoy life, every day. We want to build on the connections and hobbies you’ve always had and introduce you to new friendships and experiences too.

Recreation and play is important at all ages, which is why it is considered therapeutic and a top priority for us. Our team delivers creative, diverse programs 7 days a week and helps grow new relationships. Our daily programs cover five domains including physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual. They are built from the interests of the people living at the home and accommodate all levels of ability.

Staying connected is also important to wellbeing and we openly encourage visits and welcome the involvement of family and friends. They can join in for recreation, for food and for watching the sunset from the patio. This is your home to enjoy.

See a sample Calendar of Activities…

Gemstone Care - dancing with resident
Gemstone Dining

Dining at Gemstone

Food adds enjoyment to life. We offer home-style meals that are freshly prepared on-site in our central kitchen under the direction of both a Chef and a Registered Dietitian.

Our dining services include daily meals and snacks, dietary supplements, diet modifications and assistive eating devices, if needed, to help maintain independence. We tailor our approach to meet your dining needs and we involve the Resident and Family Council for input on meals and the choices available.

Just like home traditions, food is a big part of our special celebrations including holidays, birthdays and cultural events. Residents enjoy eating in the private dining room of their own neighborhood while being served by a friendly and caring team. This provides comfort and opportunities to enjoy the company of others, including guests. We hope you will join us.

Our Care Services

Care is at the heart of what we do and we are specialists in aging and dementia needs. We provide 24-hour care through a team of professional nurses, health care aides, recreation and support service workers along with a Recreation Therapist, Dietitian, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapy. Medical care is provided by visiting physician(s) along with an appointed Medical Director.

Our care services include Pharmacare B medications, incontinence products and basic mobility needs with additional items available for purchase. Options include dental services, hair care, telephone, internet, and other professionals such as massage or companion support.

Quality is closely monitored with reporting requirements under BC’s Community Care and Assisted Living Act. As a licensed home, regular and unscheduled inspections occur at least annually and the home is certified for quality by Accreditation Canada.

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Care at Gemstone
Gemstone Team, Kelowna

Meet the Gemstone Team

We are a knowledgeable connected team of nurses, health care aides, support service workers, managers, clinical and quality specialists, geriatric leaders and volunteers. Creating joy in the lives of seniors takes very special people with a passion for caring who have a drive for excellence and a deep commitment to make a difference.

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We are always interested in expanding our team and we want to meet others who share a passion for values-based living. We are an inspired group who believe that together, as a connected community, we can make a difference far beyond the walls of the home. Gemstone is a great place to live, work or volunteer and we look forward to meeting you.

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Our History

(Brocklehurst) Gemstone Care Centre started construction in late-2011 to become a Long Term Care provider for BC’s Healthcare system. The location for the home was carefully chosen for its residential feel, friendly neighbourhood and easy access to amenities and services. Prior to being Gemstone, the site was a successful working farm that provided produce to the local community for many years. However, as the city developed, the use of the land changed and now provides a wide range of services for the community seniors, including the Gemstone home.

Read more about Our History and Our Name…

Gemstone History, Kamloops

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Photo Gallery

Take a closer look at Gemstone Care Centre.