Vancouver Coastal Health has signed agreements for eight new and expanded long-term care facilities, providing 943 beds across the health authority, including 225 net additional beds. The agreements are part of a $40 million, 10-year strategy that will see a significant number of the region's long-term care facilities rebuilt.
VCH, 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. All of the rooms will be private, with ensuite washrooms. This will give residents more privacy and ensure best practices for infection control. Spaces will be brighter and hallways wider to better accommodate wheelchairs. Special care units will provide the safety and security required for residents with advanced dementia and challenging behaviours.
A long-term goal of the project is to provide more flexibility in terms of placing residents closer to their home community, since beds will be better distributed based on community needs. The number of direct care hours that residents receive from staff will also be increased under the terms of these agreements.
Signed agreements include the following new and expanded facilities (click on the photos below to view larger images):
Updated November 2018
Point Grey Private Hospital – 58 beds (plus 26 private beds). Expansion of existing building. Completion scheduled for late 2019.
Casa Mia Care Centre (the Care Group) – 58 beds (plus 29 private beds). An addition will be added to the iconic Casa Mia mansion. The 1930s Spanish revival mansion will be preserved, with an addition for residents connected to the main house. Completion, is scheduled for early 2022.
German Canadian Care Home – 150 beds (plus 10 private pay beds). Existing facility will be rebuilt and expanded. Completion scheduled for late 2022.
Villa Cathay Care Home – 192 beds (plus 32 private pay beds). Existing care home to be rebuilt and expanded. Completion scheduled for late 2020.
Hamilton Village Care Centre – 135 beds. New facility in East Richmond. Completion, scheduled for early 2020.
Fraserview – 75 beds. Replacement and expansion of existing building in South Richmond. Construction is underway with completion scheduled for mid 2020.
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.