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Columbus Residence details

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Columbus Long Term Care Society 


Building amenities

The main floor is a centre of activity and offers a number of communal areas including a large lounge area with fireplace, piano and big screen television, a sunny dining room, recreation room, hair salon, and our administrative offices. Our chapel is also located on the main floor. A resident kitchen, two garden patios and a solarium are available.

Language, culture, religious affiliation

Roman Catholic based. The primary language spoken is English. Chinese, Punjabi, French, Spanish, Polish and Dutch speaking staff are available. 

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

In carrying out our Mission, we strive to live our values of Spirituality, Justice, Stewardship, Mission Integration and Ethical Reflection. We believe in treating residents, tenants, staff, volunteers, family and the general public with honesty,  equality,  compassion,  dignity  and respect. We believe in a wellness  approach  and  in  using  a multi-disciplinary team to provide holistic, quality resident care. Our approach includes:

  • Focusing on our Mission as we integrate our beliefs and our actions
  • Providing opportunities for spiritual growth and prayer.
  • Making a commitment to life-long learning opportunities.
  • Pursuing informed participative decision-making and problem-solving.
  • Providing opportunities for people to develop their potential
  • Respecting and advocating residents’ responsibilities and rights, including privacy, confidentiality, and individuality. creating a work environment that is consistent with our values.

Type of accommodation

All rooms are private except for one which is shared by two residents. Each of the bedroom suites has a two-piece en-suite bathroom and all suites are equipped with individual thermostats, a large screened window with curtains and a large closet. Each of these floors has a care station, lounge area, sun room, and a bathing room with a bathtub and a wheelchair accessible shower.


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

Among others music therapy, exercises, watercolor painting, chime choir, weekly bus outings,  pub time, inter-generational programs and gardening.


Wheelchair accessible

Motorized scooter policy

No motorized scooters

Pet policy

Birds, cats and fish may be accommodated under certain circumstances.

Smoking policy

Smoking outside only. No covered area available.

Safety & security features

Fire and Smoke alarm system. Security cameras in place. Roam Alert system in place. Secure front door.

Neighbourhood & community amenities

Marpole community in close proximity. Oakridge Mall accessible. Future amenities at Cambie and Marine intersection. Marine Skytrain Station within two blocks. Park across the street.

Facility-specific restrictions

No motorized scooters

Information last updated June 2016

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