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Central City Lodge details

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Building amenities

The activity, dining and support services are located on the main floor. The 3rd floor, which is home to the Special Care Unit, has its own dining room.

Language, culture, religious affiliations

English is the predominant Language. Central City Lodge is a specialized care facility serving residents from the inner city.

Accreditation status

Not accredited. 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

Central City Lodge employees are committed to providing person-centered, individualized quality care with dignity, compassion and respect. Employees believe that the residents have the right to self-determination and to be part of the decision making process for enhancement of their own well-being.

Central City Lodge is recognized as a specialized long-term care facility that is home to a unique population of residents predominantly from the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.

Type of accommodation

long-term care has 84 private rooms with en-suite washrooms and 8 semi-private rooms with a shared washroom. Each room is furnished with a bed, bed-side table, dresser, wardrobe and chair. Additionally, rooms can accommodate personal furnishings such as pictures, televisions and small pieces of furniture.

The addiction recovery program has 18 private rooms with en-suite washrooms and 2 semi-private rooms with a shared washroom. Each room is furnished as in long-term care. 


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.

Special recreation opportunities

Programs are offered six days a week including an evening program. Residents are involved in planning various programs and participate in bus outings to community events. The resident council meets on a monthly basis. 


Central City Lodge is fully accessible with 2 elevators for the long-term care program and a separate elevator and entrance for the addiction recovery program.

All rooms and washrooms are wheelchair accessible.

Motorized scooter policy

An occupational therapist will assess each individual for competency and ability to use a power wheelchair or scooter. Power wheelchairs are allowed in the facility. Powered scooters are only for use outside.

Pet policy

Pets are not allowed. Central City Lodge has an aquarium. 

Smoking policy

Smoking is not permitted within the building. Smoking is permitted on the covered outdoor patio on the main floor, second floor, third floor (Special Care Unit) and fourth floor.

Safety & security features

The main doors are locked between 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. Exit doors are alarmed. Each room is equipped with sprinklers. Smoke detectors are present in some rooms.

Neighbourhood & community amenities

Central City Lodge is located in the downtown core within close proximity of stores and shopping. Pacific Centre, Gastown and public transportation (including buses, Skytrain, West Coast Express, and Sea Bus) are within walking distance.  Holy Rosary Cathedral is within a one-block radius.

Facility-specific restrictions

For long-term care, the use of alcohol is allowed in the privacy of resident rooms and is not allowed in common areas. Alcohol is not permitted in the Addiction Recovery Program. 

Information last updated June 2016

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