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Banfield Pavilion details

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Vancouver Coastal Health


Building amenities

Banfield has several outdoor patios for resident use. 

Language, culture, religious affiliations

Residents are predominantly English and Cantonese speaking. Staff and residents reflect Vancouver’s multicultural and multi-faith population. Interpreter services are available on an as needed basis.

Accreditation status

Accreditation is an external peer review process to assess and improve the services health care organizations provide to their residents, based on standards of excellence set by Accreditation Canada or by CARF.

Philosophy of care

Eden Philosophy

Type of accommodation

17 single rooms, including one respite bed. 13 beds in double rooms and 36 multi-person rooms. All rooms have one washroom. There is an internal waitlist for preferred accommodation. 


Residents pay 80% of their after tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation. Minimum and maximum rates apply. There may be other costs not included in the resident contribution. Visit our Costs page for more information.


To arrange for a tour, families should call the Social Work Assistant (SWA) ahead of time by calling (604) 875-4111, local 63788 (SWA hours are Mon – Thu excluding stats, 8 am – 4 pm).

Therapeutic recreation opportunities

Recreation Therapist provides leisure assessments and interventions  to meet residents’ recreation, leisure, and social needs. Programs are available Monday to Saturday and one evening.  Programs include bus outings, gardening, cooking, computer training, carpet bowling, exercise groups, pub afternoons with entertainment, movies, arts and crafts.  Banfield has numerous volunteers who visit residents and assist with programs.


There is no parking on site, but there is limited paid street parking. Wheelchair accessible pay parking  is available at City Square across the street. Elevators are in the building.

Allied Team (Physio therapy, Occupational Therapy, Dietition, Social Work)

Physiotherapy provides assessments and appropriate interventions for safe transfers and mobilization. Occupational therapy provides assessments and interventions to enable residents to participate in daily activities and access their environment. Dietitian provides nutritional assessments and dietary interventions to meet residents' nutritional needs.  Social Work provides support and resources to assist residents and their families in the transitional process to Banfield, and facilitates the annual care conferences.

Equipment policy

Power wheelchairs and scooters are permitted following a safe driving assessment. Residents may be required to purchase speciality equipment (eg.specialized  wheelchair)

Pet policy

Pets are able to visit following the completion of the application and approval process.  All requests are reviewed by the Leadership Team.

Smoking policy

Consistent with VCH guidelines Banfield is a smoke-free environment.  

Safety & security features

All outside doors are alarmed with Roam Alert system.  At risk residents wear wrist bands for monitoring.  Doors locked at 8:00 p.m.  Front door access after 8 :00 p.m. is monitored. After 8:00, visitors use a buzzer to access the building.

Neighbourhood & community amenities

City Square Mall, Broadway and Cambie streets have many shops and restaurants.  Bus stops and the Canada Line are located at Broadway and Cambie.

Care home-specific restrictions

Present restrictions include clients with continuous tube feeds, ventilator dependence,  acute psychiatric needs, I.V’s, restrictive isolation and complex care requirements which exceed Banfield resources.

Information last updated  Feb 2020

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