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Honoria Conway at St. Vincent's Heather assisted living details


Building amenities

The main floor has a lounge, meeting and activity rooms, a health and beauty spa, and a scooter room. Each of the upper floors has a kitchen, living/dining room, and a balcony.

Language, culture, religious affiliations

Honoria Conway is part of Providence Health Care, which is a Catholic health care provider that operates six facilities in Vancouver, Canada.

Accreditation status

Accredited (by national organization) 2013-2018.  

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 60 one-bedroom assisted living apartments, average size 559 square feet.

A floor plan of a typical suite at Honoria Conway at St. Vincent’s Heather.


All suites come unfurnished. They are equipped with a fridge, microwave, and two-burner cook top. Common areas are furnished.


Resident contribution is an amount up to 70% of after tax income, subject to a minimum ad maximum amount. The resident contribution includes: monthly rental accomondation, 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 dining rooms at lunch and at dinner. Residents will have an opportunity to provide input on food preferences.

Housekeeping & laundry

Included in the monthly rent is weekly laundering of linens and towels, as well as weekly light housekeeping in the resident's suite. Each of the upper floors has a laundry room available for residents' personal use. 

Special recreation opportunities

A recreation coordinator will help to organize social programs and outings.

Emergency response (24) capacity

Each suite is equipped with a 24-hour response system, which is monitored by on-site staff. Included with the system is a pendant for personal use.


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. 

There is a covered drop off area at the front door and a patio at the back of the building accessible without stairs or ramps. Residents must be able to move around their unit on their own and make their own way to the dining room, with or without mobility aides.

Motorized scooter policy

No scooters in the building beyond the scooter room.

Pet policy

Residents may bring one cat or dog to live with them in their suite (cat or dog must be 25 pounds or less, with the exception of dogs specially trained to assist persons with disabilities). Each case will be reviewed based on the resident's ability to care for and maintain the pet. Residents with pets will be required to pay a pet damage deposit and sign a pet agreement. If the resident is unable to meet the conditions of the agreement, he/she will be asked to make other arrangements for the pet.

Smoking policy

Providence Health Care is committed to supporting healthy communities. Honoria Conway has a non-smoking policy and offers a smoke-free environment. Smoking is prohibited both inside the building as well as on the grounds. Smokers are required to proceed to the street level in order to smoke.

Safety & security features

The building is fully equipped with sprinklers, including common areas and resident suites.

Smoke detectors are located in all rooms and common areas. All entrances are secured 24 hours a day and visitors must ring the resident’s suite to gain access to the building. Staff on duty 24 hours.


No restrictions on visiting hours. However, it is requested that noise be kept down after 10 p.m.

Parking (Resident & Visitor)

There is parking for residents and their visitors available in the parking lot to the North of the building accessible by stairs or the city sidewalk. There are four handicap accessible spaces at the front entry which are reserved and assigned to residents who require this space.

Neighbourhood & community amenities

Walking distance to public transit (Cambie #15 bus) and Queen Elizabeth Park. Short drive to Van Dusen Gardens, Oakridge Mall, and Oakridge Medical/Dental offices.

Facility-specific restrictions

No scooters in the building beyond the scooter room.

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 the resident’s care needs change significantly and professional care is required beyond our ability to provide or if the resident is unable to self direct own care, make decisions and/or take direction in an emergency, they will be supported to find appropriate alternate arrangements.

Tour information

Tours are available for those that have been pre-approved by a case manager.

Last updated August 2016. 

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