Providence Health Care
There is a chapel, vets lounge and artworks studio (for veterans) on the main floor. The cafeteria located in Children’s and Women’s Hospital is accessible through an underground tunnel.
Multicultural resident population. The culturally diverse staff are able to converse with many residents in their own language. Brock Fahrni has a multi-faith philosophy. Programs are greatly enriched by the home’s association with Veterans Affairs Canada.
Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation status – Exemplary
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
Brock Fahrni is part of Providence Health Care, a Catholic faith-based care provider that operates five long-term care homes in Vancouver.
Providence Health Care has adopted the Eden Alternative ™ as a way of living our Mission everyday. The Eden Alternative ™ focuses on eliminating loneliness, helplessness and boredom by building healthy, vibrant communities where opportunities for companionship, decision-making and giving back to the community are encouraged. We provide holistic health care which includes recreation and rehabilitation therapy, social work, pastoral care, dietary, music therapy, nursing and medicine.
- 8 single rooms
- 8 double rooms
- 30 quad room
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.
We have neighborhood based activities (i.e. groupings of 20-25) and larger community activities coordinated by rehabilitation assistants in partnership with other members of the team. Music and rehabilitation therapy are an important part of the residents’ lives. An active volunteer program, and residents’ council exist. Our families are a vital part of our community and are encouraged to both participate in and organize activities that make life meaningful for our residents. We have monthly family gathering meetings.
We are a wheelchair accessible building with the main entrance on the second floor and elevator access to the third and fourth floors.
Use of motorized scooters will be based on an assessment by the occupational therapist to ensure safety for the resident and others. Storage of the motorized scooter when not in use will be subject to space availability within the neighborhood.
If a resident has a family pet that would like to come for a visit this is allowed. Families are requested to check with nursing staff in advance of the pet’s visit and to ensure the pet is leashed. The organization has the right to request that a pet not visit our residence if there are any concerns.
Wandering alarm system available to keep wandering residents safe. Smoke detectors in each room. Security Services – regular patrols.
Shopping, dining, public transit, parks and cultural amenities close by.
Our veteran population is given priority to our home. This means we tend to have a larger number of men than women living with us.
Information last updated June 2016