The website called MyCareFinder.ca, created by the BC Care Providers Association, not only shows the association’s 160 members’ facilities in the private sector but also the government-subsidized beds.
In B.C., about one-third of all extended care beds are owned and operated by the government and the remainder by contracted operators. The association represents about 60 per cent of these contracted providers and many of them also provide subsidized beds.
Users of the site can click on any community on the map to read which facilities have spaces available: both subsidized and privately paid. Other information is provided such as which languages are spoken at the extended care home and bedroom configurations — whether they are single rooms, semi-private or multi-person rooms of four or more.
Above excerpt taken from the Vancouver Sun - read the whole article online here.