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Kopernik Lodge details

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M. Kopernik (Nicolaus Copernicus) Foundation


Building amenities

Pleasant and totally secured, with large garden areas and patios. A lounge with a fully equipped kitchen is available for private family gatherings.

Language, culture, religious affiliations

The home was built and is sponsored by the Polish community of Vancouver and is the care home of choice for those with a Middle European/Slavic background. English is the working language; many staff members are multilingual. There is a Roman Catholic chapel with a resident Catholic Chaplain and weekly Mass. Religious services of other predominant religions are facilitated.

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

Philosophy of Care recognizes the rights of each resident to individuality and recognition of his/her uniqueness.  The Lodge believes that an individual’s personal independence and physical, mental, social and spiritual health will be maximized when health care encourages the individual, the family or responsible party and the community to assume some responsibility for the individual’s care.

Type of accommodation

Total of 87 beds, including 85 long-term funded beds and 2 private pay beds. 45 private rooms with washrooms and 21 semi-private rooms with a shared washroom.  Residents are admitted to a double room and there is an internal waitlist for single rooms.  Two suites are designated for couples.


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 details.

Special recreation opportunities

A large variety of day and evening programs daily, including weekends and holidays. Programs include entertainment, weekly prayers, beauty time and aromatherapy, carpet bowling, music therapy, art therapy, walks, exercises, crafts, table games, hymn sing, special lunches and breakfasts, group discussions, reminiscing, bingo, movies, dances, bus trips and concerts. There is a Residents’ Council. Hairdressing weekly.


Wheelchair accessible

Motorized scooter policy

Motorized scooters not allowed

Pet policy

Pets welcome

Smoking policy

Smoking is permitted only in a designated outdoor area. 

Safety/security features

Wandering prevention system available. All doors to the care home are locked and visitors must ring the doorbell.

Neighbourhood/community amenities

Green area across the street. Transit bus runs in front of the building and provides direct link to SkyTrain. Recreation Centre and Champlain Mall are two blocks away. Tuck Shop on premises.

Care home-specific restrictions

Alcohol, if approved by personal physician, is stored and dispensed by nursing staff only.

Information last updated June 2016

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