The monthly resident rent includes nursing care, meals, housekeeping, laundry, spiritual care, recreation and rehabilitation services. Additional services are charged separately.
Monthly resident rent includes:
- Rehabilitation services
- Social Work services
- Recreation / Music and Art therapy
- Pastoral care
- Hairdressing / Barber services
- Dental services from UBC Geriatric Dentistry
- Podiatry, Foot care
- Massage therapy
- Income tax services
An in-house rehabilitation department works five days a week. The team includes two occupational therapists, one physiotherapist and several rehabilitation aides.
This team conducts a thorough assessment of each resident to form the basis of their individual rehabilitation plan. Typical plan goals include: restoring mobility and independence, self-care skills, mobility skills, transfer training, fall prevention, seating and positioning for appropriate wheelchairs and adaptive equipment, appropriate mattresses, pain management and swallowing assessments.
Social Work Services
A full time Quality of Life Manager helps with our residents’ transition into life at the Home and assists them and their families with social, emotional or financial challenges. She provides referrals to community resources and also advocates on their behalf.
The pastoral care program supports residents and their families spiritually and emotionally. Carole Gerber, a retired pastor, visits the care home twice a week. There are regular church services, Bible study sessions, hymn-singing events and celebrations of life. We also offer non-traditional spiritual programs that involve art, music, children and nature. Our resident population is ethnically diverse and the Director of Recreation can help organize culturally relevant spiritual practices upon request.
Recreation, Music and Art Therapies
The recreation team engages our residents to identify and realize their interests, wishes and aspirations. We offer bus trips, music programs, German and English sing-a-longs, music and art therapy, games, crafts, trivia, bingo, baking, gardening, exercise programs and a multitude of special and seasonal events.
Residents can access a number of other services for an additional fee. These services are delivered at the Care Home and arranged by the care team according to resident requests and needs.
- Podiatrist – Dr. Gary Almas
- Foot Care Nurse – Lillian McTaggart
- Dental Services – UBC Geriatric Dentistry Group
- Massage Therapy – Andrew Nemeth
- RMT Optometry Services – Dr. Shannon Cerniuk
- Hairdresser/Barber – Judy Nee