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Royal Arch Masonic Home details

Operator

Royal Arch Masonic Homes Society

Website

www.royalarchmasonichome.bc.ca

Building amenities

Outdoor patios, hairdresser, residents’ kitchen and laundry room, chapel, library, lounges/recreation areas, dining rooms on all three floors, communal TVs and fridges, courtesy telephones.

Language, culture, religious affiliations

English is spoken by the majority of residents. The facility has no religious affiliation. There is a chaplain available six days each week, providing interdenominational services and pastoral visits.

Accreditation status

Not accredited

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

Philosophy of care

The facility is dedicated to maintaining an optimum quality of life for all residents, and promoting the highest degree of independent functioning for each individual through education, recreation, social support and integration, and recognition of personal strengths. Each resident has the right to care provided by qualified and caring practitioners, and supportive programs which meet the needs of the total person and which involve community resources, volunteers, and significant others as appropriate. All care is designed to meet the specific requirements of the individual and his/her support network, and is guided by person-centred values and principles.

Type of accommodation

There are 151 long term private rooms that accommodate complex care residents. The extended care level rooms have either a ceiling lift or are large enough to accommodate other lifts. All rooms are single rooms with washrooms. A bed, six-drawer dresser, chair, and two-drawer bedside table with secured lamp are provided.

Cost

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.

Special recreation opportunities

A wide variety of recreation programs and music therapy are provided seven days per week. The facility has a 13-passenger van for outings. Volunteers assist residents with a variety of tasks/activities. A social worker is available five days per week to provide social and practical support as needed.

Accessibility

Facility is wheelchair accessible. There are three elevators. Visitor parking includes two accessible spaces.

Motorized scooter policy

Scooters are restricted to outdoor use. There is very limited and unsecured storage space for scooters.

Pet policy

Pets are welcome to visit if they are on a leash, but are not permitted in the kitchen and dining room areas.

Smoking policy

There is a small outdoor covered smoking area for residents only. All visitors and staff are required to smoke off-site.

Safety & security features

Smoke detectors, sprinkler system, stairwells secured with coded entry and wander guard alert system. Security cameras. Earthquake and disaster preparedness supplies.

Neighbourhood & community amenities

Transit bus service to Champlain Crescent. Walking trails around facility. Champlain Heights Community Centre is nearby. Champlain Mall and medical offices are within five minutes’ drive.

Facility-specific restrictions

Alcohol must be stored at the nursing stations and is administered to residents by a nurse if approved by the resident’s doctor. Medications cannot be kept in residents’ rooms unless a resident’s physician has approved self-administration.

Self-owned furnishings must be approved by facility. Costs apply for securing items to wall if necessary. Restrictions on appliances.

Information last updated June 2016

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