Overlander
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Built in the late 1970’s, Overlander is located in the heart of Kamloops’ Brocklehurst area.  Overlander is a large, one floor facility with specialized areas of care.  Brocklehurst is an area of flat land, and Overlander has a large accessible outdoor space for its residents, which is safely fenced with coded gates.

Blueberry Lane is a 25-bed unit specifically designed for individuals with challenging behaviours. This area has a limited number of single rooms and the rest of the area consists of two and four-bed rooms. Blueberry has its own secured outdoor therapeutic garden, which gives the residents the freedom to go outside as they wish. This unit has its own dining area for its residents.

Liberty is a 9-bed unit specifically designed for the very medically complex individuals who require specialized care (e.g. ventilated and tracheostomy residents). These individuals have large private rooms, their own dining room, and access to the outdoors.

Overlander has two private palliative care rooms, which have recently been updated for the comfort of the individuals and their families.

The remainder of the building is home to residents with varying degrees of physical and cognitive abilities. A total of 183 residents live at Overlander in single rooms, double rooms or four-bed rooms. The building has two main wings and each wing has its own dining room and lounge areas. Meals are prepared on site and delivered to the dining rooms in hot meal carts and served individually to the residents.

Overlander:

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Operator:

Interior Health​

Location & Contact:

Visit the Overlander listing in our Find a Location directory.

Access:

Access to subsidized long-term care is through an assessment by Interior Health staff. For more information on subsidized long-term services, contact the Home Health office nearest you.​

Building Amenities:

Auxiliary run general store, hairdressing, family quiet rooms, secure and accessible courtyard gardens, one-level building.​

Language, Culture & Religion:

All cultures and religions are a respected part of our community.​  A small non-denominational chapel room is located in the building for the use of residents and their families.

Accreditation Status:

For more information, visit Interior Health’s accreditation web page.

Accreditation is an external peer review process to assess and improve the services health care organizations provide to their patients and clients, based on standards of excellence set by Accreditation Canada. For more information, visit the Accreditation Canada website.​

Philosophy of Care:

We believe that each resident is a unique and valuable individual who will be treated with respect and dignity. We encourage the involvement of the residents, their family and friends in decision making. We recognize that this is “home for the resident”.

Palliative care and end-of-life services, including  eligibility assessment and the provision of medical assistance in dying (MAiD), are available at this care home.

Type of Accommodation:

Overlander is a 183 bed facility which includes a 25 bed Special Care Unit with a therapeutic garden accessible for these residents.

Cost:

Monthly rate is up to 80 per cent of client’s after tax income, with minimum and maximum rates set by the Ministry of Health Services. More information.​

Special Recreation:

Recreation programs are available seven days a week and offer a wide variety of choices that include special events, cultural and religious holiday celebrations, hobbies, exercise programs, entertainment, leisure skill building and community outings. Overlander clients participate in community events and invite members of the community to share their talents. An active Resident & Family Council provides input into events and happenings at Overlander. Small group and one to one Music Therapy is available.​  Transportation is provided by our IH bus, handi-dart and city transit.

Accessibility:

Overlander is completely wheelchair accessible. Main entrances are on sensor pads with coded access for security. All public interior doors permit access in both power and manual wheelchairs.​

Motorized Scooter Policy:

Overlander has a driving license policy for all power wheelchairs. Eligible residents must successfully complete a driving skills test and agree to follow safe driving practices to maintain the privilege of power wheelchair use. Three and four wheeled tiller drive Scooters are NOT permitted for Indoor use as our bedroom spaces are not large enough to permit safe manoeuvring.​

Pet Policy:

Appropriate, screened pets are welcome to visit at Overlander.​

Smoking Policy:

Overlander adheres to the Interior Health Smoking Policy.​

Safety & Security:
  • Photo ID
  • Card lock system for select door entry.
  • Fences with gates around areas to allow secure outdoor areas   

 

Neighbourhood Community Amenities:

Overlander is located 10 minutes from the Kamloops Airport, on a residential street in Brocklehurst on the North Shore. Nearby amenities include: Brock Shopping Centre, with Coopers Foods, Pharmacy, bakery, Tim Horton's, 7-11, and a post office.

Facility Restrictions:

Overlander is a scent-reduced facility.​

Other Amenities:

City transit is within walking distance.​

 
As a step towards reconciliation, Interior Health acknowledges the land that we live, work, and play on as the traditional territories of the Dakelh Dene, Ktunaxa, Nlaka’pamux, Secwepemc, St’at’imc, Syilx and Tsilhqot’in peoples. It is with humility that we continue to strengthen our relationships with the First Nation, Métis, and Inuit peoples of the interior.
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