City Centre Care Society
The Main floor consists of a resident dining room, lounge, recreation room, resident kitchen and outdoor patio. There is a small lounge and patio on the second to fourth floors inclusive.
English is the predominant language. Cooper Place is part of City Centre Care Society and specializes in serving residents from the inner city. The Society also operates Central City Lodge.
Not accredited by national organization. Accreditation is not a requirement of assisted living but some residences have received accreditation status. It 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.
Assisted living provides accommodation, hospitality and personal care services in a manner that:
- Promotes and maximizes choice, dignity, and control for Residents
- Promotes the resident’s right to privacy as well as opportunities for social interaction;
- Supports residents’ independence through physical design features in the building and the delivery of support services;
- Provides care and services that are shaped to meet the residents’ needs; and
- Creates a home-like environment that supports the residents’ preferred lifestyle.
There are 69 individual rooms with a private washroom containing a toilet and sink. There is a communal shower and bathing area on each floor.
The rooms are furnished with a bed, bedside table, a chest of drawers, desk and a chair. Residents may bring personal pictures, television or other appropriate furnishings.
Resident contribution is an amount up to 70% of after tax income, subject to a minimum and maximum amount. The resident contribution includes: monthly rental accommodation; hospitality services (meals, housekeeping, etc); and personal care. Couples living together pay up to 70% of combined after tax income.
Examples of items that are not included as part of the 70% include: telephone, cable, household and toiletry supplies, all medications, personal care supplies, and insurance.
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Three meal and two snacks are served daily. Personal preferences are considered and a dietitian is available to ensure that special nutritional needs are identified and met.
Weekly housekeeping is provided. Bed linens and towels are provided by the facility. All items including personal clothing will be laundered weekly by staff on the resident’s scheduled shower day.
A full time Recreation Coordinator arranges for socialization and entertainment that residents can access. Programs will reflect residents’ needs, abilities, and interests.
An emergency call system is in each room to enable a resident to access assistance from staff who are available 24 hours per day 7 days per week.
Out of 69 rooms, 16 of them are wheelchair accessible. Residents must be able to move around their suite on their own, and make their own way to the dining room, with or without mobility aides.
An Occupational Therapist or a Physiotherapist will assess each individual for competency and ability to use a power scooter or wheelchair. Wheelchairs are allowed in the facility. Powered scooters are only for use outside.
Pets are not permitted.
Cooper Place has designated smoking areas. Residents are not allowed to smoke in their rooms or non-designated smoking areas.
Exterior doors are always locked and residents have access cards to enter the building. The concrete building has a fire alarm system, a fire department approved emergency plan and is a block away from the fire hall. Security cameras are installed in the common areas such as main lobby and dining room.
Residents’ family and friends are always welcome at Cooper Place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. No visitors are allowed to stay overnight.
Pay parking is available in an adjoining lot.
There are many activities, community services and stores close to Cooper Place. There is good bus service in the area.
Consumption of alcohol is restricted to resident’s room and is not allowed in any of the common areas.
This assisted living site cannot accommodate residents who are unable to make decisions on their own behalf. If a resident’s care needs change significantly to require 24 hour professional care, residents will be supported to find appropriate alternate arrangements.
Tours are available for those that have been pre-approved for assisted living by a case manager.
Last updated April 2016.