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Harmony House assisted living details

Operator

Operated by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Multi-level Care Society

Building amenities

There is a dining room on the ground floor which can serve also as a multi-purpose room.

Language, culture, religious affiliations

Primarily serves Chinese residents, but residents of other ethnicity are welcome. Staff can speak English, Cantonese/Mandarin.

Accreditation status

Accredited by a national organization, 2011-2015. 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

Philosophy of care

Assisted living provides accommodation, hospitality and personal care services in a manner that:

  • Promotes and maximizes choice, dignity, and control for Residents;
  • Promotes the Residents’ 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

Type of accommodation

There are 19 studios and 14 one bedroom units. Average size of units ranges from 470 to 589 square ft.

Floor plan of a typical suite at Harmony House.

Furnishings

All suites are equipped with fridge, a full size range/oven, dishwasher, washer and dryer. Residents provide furnishing for their own suites. Comfortable furnishings are provided in both the dining and common amenity space, e.g., Lobby.

Cost

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 accomoddation, 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. 

Visit our Costs page for more information.

Food service

Table service is provided in the main dining room at lunch and supper. Chinese meals and tonic soup are served. Residents’ like and dislikes will be accommodated as much as possible. Meal plans reviewed by a registered dietitian.

Housekeeping & laundry

Included in the monthly rent is weekly laundering of linens and towels, as well as weekly housekeeping of residents suites.

Special recreation opportunities

Recreational programs will be organized by staff. Structure programs will include newspaper discussion and exercise groups in the morning. Other recreational programs will be tailored to meet the needs of the residents. Bus outing at least once a month.

Emergency response (24) capacity

Emergency response is available 24 hours.

Accessibility

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.

Motorized scooter policy

Indoor secured scooter storage is not available.

Pet policy

Pets are not permitted.

Smoking policy

Smoking is not permitted in the suites. Tenants may smoke outdoors.

Safety & security features

The building is fully equipped with sprinklers, including common areas and resident suites. Smoke detectors located in all rooms, elevators and common areas. Main and all exit doors are secured at all hours. Visitors must ring to gain access. Reception on duty part of the day.

Visiting

Visiting hours are flexible. Main door is locked at all times and visitors must ring to get access.

Parking (tenant & visitor)

There are some parking stalls available for residents only.

Neighbourhood & community amenities

Drug store, convenience store, clothes/sundries and food shopping, eateries and restaurants are within walking distance. The S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Social Service Building, the Simon K.Y. Lee Seniors Care Home and the Chieng’s Adult Day Centre are next door. The Chinese Cultural Centre is one block away. The park is a five minutes’ walk. Residents can walk to China Town.

Facility-specific restrictions

Unavailable

Exit criteria

Not able to accommodate individuals who are not able to make the range of decisions necessary to function safely in Assisted Living. 

If care needs change significantly, Harmony House cannot accommodate residents who are unable to make decisions on their own behalf, or who require 24 hour professional care cannot be accommodated in assisted living. Residents will be supported to find appropriate alternate arrangements

Tour information

Tours are available for those that have been pre-approved by a case manager. Tours will be arranged through the case manager.

Last udpated April 2016. 

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