First announced in 2016, the Hamilton Village Care Centre welcomed the first of 135 new residents on May 15, 2020. The three-story, wood-frame residence on the Hamilton Lands in east Richmond is part of a larger 10-year rejuvenation strategy for long-term care across Vancouver Coastal Health.
Hamilton Village was designed on the small house model now considered a best practice in long-term care; residents have their own rooms with ensuite washrooms and small dining rooms that offer a more intimate, family-style setting. It promotes a neighbourly feel to the living space, offers flexibility, privacy and a range of social settings. This person-centred design will improve the experience and quality of life for residents.
The care centre was built and will be operated by Trellis Seniors Services Ltd., and all 135 beds will be publicly funded.
Vancouver Coastal Health, like many health authorities, is planning ahead to meet the complex long-term care needs of people living in our region who can no longer live safely at home with support. The Long-Term Care Rejuvenation initiative is the biggest improvement of long-term care facilities in VCH in the past 50 years and is designed to enhance the quality of life for residents.
Long-term care services include 24/7 nursing care and support to individuals who can no longer live safely at home with supports. Facilities are licensed and regularly inspected by Community Care Facilities Licensing, which posts all its reports on VCH's website. Services are provided to eligible VCH residents through a mix of facilities that are directly owned and operated by VCH, affiliated with Providence Health Care or contracted through private or not-for-profit providers.