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Haro Park assisted living details



Haro Park Centre

Building amenities

A tuck shop, hairdresser, library, chapel, recreation area, theatre room, games room and computer room, country kitchen, art room as well as a large recreation room in the upper Penthouse floor are available for residents' enjoyment.

Language, culture, religious affiliations

English is the primary language but staff is multi-cultural and speak a variety of languages; we are recognized as an LGBTQ friendly environment.

Accreditation status

Not accredited by a 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

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 36 designated assisted living suites. These include 9 1-bedroom suites (apprx 504 sq. ft) and 27 bachelor suites (apprx 360 sq. ft). The building also has an additional 28 Independent suites and 112 complex care rooms. Flooring in suites is wood-like linoleum (no carpets).


All suites are equipped with fridge and stove. Residents provide their own furniture. Suites have walk-in shower with surround bars, swing safety bar for toilet (no bathtubs).


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

Residents are responsible for their own breakfast. Table service is provided in our main dining room at lunch and supper. There is always an alternate available. Special dietary needs must be clarified during the application process. Not all special diets can be accommodated.

Housekeeping & laundry

Your rent includes weekly laundering of your linens and towels, stripping and remaking your bed; as well as weekly housekeeping of your suite. Resident must supply laundry detergent and coins. Coin operated machines are located on 3 floors (6,7,8), and are available for resident’s personal use.

Special recreation opportunities

Assisted Living residents are welcome to attend all of the planned Recreation Therapy programs in the building which include: regular exercises in the morning, bus trips, evening and daytime entertainment, arts class, gardening, weekly pub. (Monthly schedules of events are posted around the building).

Emergency response (24) capacity

Lifeline 24 hour emergency system is included in the monthly resident rent.


Residents must be able to move around their suite on their own and make their own way to the main dining area, with or without aides, for meals. The outside entrance has a ramp as well as stairs.

Motorized scooter policy

Scooters are not permitted in the dining room area.

Pet policy

Small pets are considered for approval at the time of interview. If the pet is approved, the pet’s care is the total responsibility of the tenant. Haro Park Centre retains the right to request the removal of a pet for reasons of risk, safety or health issues for the resident or others.

Smoking policy

Haro Park Centre is a non-smoking building. Residents may smoke in designated areas outside of the building only.

Safety & security features

The building is fully equipped with sprinklers, including common areas and resident suites. Smoke detectors are located in all suites, elevators and common areas; the building is equipped with a sprinkler system (in each suite as well as the entire building); each suite has a strobe light for the hearing impaired. Visitors must buzz the resident they are visiting to enter the building. There is a security code for exiting. Main entrance to Bute Street is secured at all times.


Visiting hours are flexible, we ask that you respect your neighbours right to quiet after l0 p.m.

Parking (tenant & visitor)

There are limited monthly rental spaces available to residents in our underground garage. Cost is $40/per month. Parking for visitors is available but limited.

Neighbourhood & community amenities

Haro Park Centre is centrally located in the heart of the West End Community and is within walking distance to Robson Street and a central bus line. The West End Community Centre and Seniors Network is located close by on Denman Street.

Facility-specific restrictions Showers in suites are not wheelchair accessible, resident must be able to transfer on their own or with standby assist from wheelchair to shower chair. (Note: there is a substantial incline from Robson Street to the entrance).

Exit criteria

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

In the event residents’ care requirements exceed the requirements for Assisted Living, or the resident is unable to continue to direct their own needs and requires 24 hour professional care, the VCH case manager will review and support the resident to find appropriate placement in the community. This could include the Haro Park Centre Complex Care facility.

Tour information

Tours are available for those that have been pre-approved by a case manager. Tours of the suites are not available unless there is a vacant suite to view. There is a photo of the suites on the main page.

Last updated April 2016. 

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