Vancouver Coastal Health
Banfield has several outdoor patios for resident use.
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 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.
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).
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
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.
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.
Power wheelchairs and scooters are permitted following a safe driving assessment. Residents may be required to purchase speciality equipment (eg.specialized wheelchair)
Pets are able to visit following the completion of the application and approval process. All requests are reviewed by the Leadership Team.
Consistent with VCH guidelines
Banfield is a smoke-free environment.
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.
City Square Mall, Broadway and Cambie streets have many shops and restaurants. Bus stops and the Canada Line are located at Broadway and Cambie.
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