Richmond Intermediate Care Society
Main Building (Complex Care)
The 2-level main building houses 114 residents assessed as requiring complex care.
1st floor: this floor has 74 resident rooms, two dining areas, a living/recreation room with a large screen television, stereo and library. There is a sitting area by the fireplace and a small lounge for residents and families to visit play cards or watch T.V. There is also a small resident kitchen and a computer lab.
There is an enclosed garden courtyard in the centre of the care home and a secure east courtyard off the main dining room.
2nd floor: this floor has 41 resident rooms, a dining area, a living/recreation room with a large screen television, stereo and library and an outdoor enclosed balcony. Residents living on this floor are usually more independent.
Dementia Care -Special Care Unit
Our Special Care Unit is a three storey unit on the east side of the building. It houses 12 residents on each floor. Each floor has a self contained central dining room, living room, bathing room and den/quiet sitting area. The courtyard and balconies provide a secure outdoor environment. This unit has been specifically designed to meet the needs of residents assessed who demonstrate wandering and/or exhibit extreme behavioural disorders.
- English speaking
- 30% Asian Residents
- No culture or religious affiliation
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.
- Home - as defined by the individual.
- Excellence - by encouraging team work and continuous learning in a safe and fun environment.
- Diversity - by respecting choices, rights, privacy, and independence to maintain dignity and self-respect.
- Collaboration - by building community involvement and participation, and promoting volunteerism.
- Communication - by promoting input from all stakeholders.
- Sustainability - where the provider and individual take responsibility for the provision and use of health services
151 private rooms.
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 information.
Recreational Therapy, Music Therapy, Art Therapy.
Full and part-time Recreation staff is assigned to the main building and the Special care unit. The Recreation Department provides a variety of individual and group programs designed to meet the social, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and cultural needs of the Residents. The Recreation staff implements programs such as: exercises, sensory programs, competitive games, bus trips and community outings, special teas, luncheons, crafts, discussion groups, entertainment, cooking, gardening and inter-generational programs. Part-time Art and Music therapists are on staff for 1:1 and group programming.
Separate program calendars are designed for the main building (1st and 2nd floors) and the special care unit and are posted on each floor. A copy of each calendar is available in the monthly newsletter. Daily programs are posted and staff and volunteers provide room reminders and support. Evening and weekend programs are scheduled. Program involvement is a personal choice and residents are reminded and encouraged to participate in programs they enjoy.
We recognize religion and worship to be an integral part of home and family life of many of our residents. Our program schedule includes services conducted by Church groups from the Richmond Community. Church services, Bible Study, Hymn Sing and Catholic Communion are held once a week. Memorial services are held every 3 months. In coordination with family, Social visitors may be arranged through specific churches based on a resident’s religious preference.
Not allowed, care home is not equipped for storage or charging space.
Presently have 3 cats and one salt water aquarium. Upon Administrator’s approval based on each individual circumstances. Have community pet visiting policy.
Outdoor smoking – one location for residents only, 6 meters from doorway.
Secure 36 bed unit with secure courtyards. The main front entrance, the main back entrance and the Special Care Unit entrance lock and unlock automatically by a set timer.
East of Blundell Centre – strip mall, grocery store, drug store, dry cleaning banking, restaurants, floral shop, clothing stores, gift shops and more. Located east of a medical building that has dentist, physicians, podiatrist, and a lab.
Fragrance free care home.
Information last updated August 2016.