Dear Friends of the West Coast General Hospital (WCGH) Foundation,
Once again, the Holiday Season is upon us and once again, the WCGH Foundation Board of Directors wishes to gratefully acknowledge our many individual and business donors for your continued generosity. Your donations make it possible for the Foundation to be a key fundraiser and advocate for your health care at the hospital and now at Westhaven long-term care facility as well. Increasingly, over the years since the Foundation came into being in 1990, we are called upon to help our local hospital maintain and improve health care services because hospitals everywhere face the challenges of meeting growing health care demands with shrinking government budgets. As a charitable organization, the Foundation is well aware that there are many other worthwhile and deserving charities in our community seeking your support. With that in mind, we will be even more grateful should you choose, during this Season of Giving, to support the Foundation. On behalf of all residents of the Alberni Valley, the Foundation, in partnership with WCGH and Westhaven, continues to strive to provide and protect the best attainable health care as close to home as possible, for all of us, from birth to end of life.
The Alenti Bath Chair is one of the most advanced battery-powered hygiene lift chairs available:
Enhancing lives: The Alenti chair helps maintain dignity and improve quality of life, by providing a higher standard of safety and comfort during hygiene routines.
Improving care and efficiency: Fewer staff resources are needed for the various stages of hygiene routines – transfers, dressing, drying – as the Alenti enables one caregiver to efficiently manage all tasks relating to the bathing process alone.
Making tasks easier and safer: The Alenti delivers the necessary power-assisted support to allow the caregiver to manage the entire bathing process in an ergonomically sound manner and without the need for manual handling.
Integrating bathing systems: The Alenti is a part of Arjo's integrated bathing system, and is compatible with the height-adjustable baths used at Westhaven. The resident sits safely and comfortably on the submersible Alenti seat throughout all stages of the bathing process. Can also be used for toileting.
You can make a personal donation or donate in honor or memory of a loved one. No contribution to our goal is too small. All donations are greatly appreciated and those of $20 or more are eligible for a tax-deductible receipt.
Please also consider making a lasting gift by naming the WCGH Foundation as a beneficiary in your Will. Leaving a legacy donation is one of the most valuable ways to help our Foundation continue the important work of improving health care for everyone in the Alberni Valley today and for future generations. If you are interested in more information about making a planned gift, please contact Chris Francey, Business Director, at 250-731-1370, ext. 48148.
Your donations really do make a difference. Thank you for your continued support and generosity. Together we can make both WCGH and Westhaven health care facilities of which we can all be proud.
The Board of Directors and Staff of the WCGH Foundation and Alberni Lifeline Monitoring, Inc. extend our warmest wishes to you and your families for the Holiday Season and the New Year.