Ts’i’ts’uwatul’ Lelum Assisted Living
This project is the first of its kind in Canada. It is a provincially funded project situated on the Traditional Territory of Cowichan. Cowichan Tribes has the opportunity to influence how this project will be decorated, its design features and the types of foods prepared for its residents. Independance throughout our life journey likely will require additional support as we age, and these supports will extend our independence in a healthy and safe way. Ts’i’ts’uwatul’ Lelum is designed with these life changes and corresponding supports in mind.
We provide culturally responsible support to Elders with on-site professionals and Aboriginal culturally trained and qualified staff who provide many services and personal care support. Our property features 50 self-contained apartment styled units for Elders and persons with disabilities. Cowichan has the opportunity to provide the Personal Care Services to the Elders of the project through a separate contract. Cowichan has the opportunity to welcome and include this project into their community, thereby making it a culturally appropriate setting for their Elders. Cowichan has the opportunity to share their culture and celebrate their Elders lives and to ensure that their Elders are cared for in the best possible way right in their COMMUNITY on their Traditional Land.