Providence Health Care
A cafeteria and a quaint gift shop are located on the main floor. The chapel and a meditation room also on the main floor offer a space for formal and informal reflection. An outdoor garden and patio offer opportunities for residents and families to enjoy time together. Each resident floor has a central dining room and a quiet room.
St. Vincent’s Langara welcomes a diverse and multicultural resident population. Our staff also represent a diversity of cultures and are able to converse with many residents in their own language. St. Vincent’s Langara is part of Providence Health Care, a Catholic faith based organization that welcomes and fosters the faith and spiritual traditions of all our residents.
Accredited – Expiry November 2017
Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation status – Exemplary
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
St. Vincent’s Langara is part of Providence Health Care, a Catholic faith-based care provider that operates five residential care facilities in Vancouver.
Providence Health Care has adopted the Eden Alternative ™ as a way of living our Mission everyday. The Eden Alternative ™ focuses on eliminating loneliness, helplessness and boredom by building healthy, vibrant communities where opportunities for companionship, decision-making and giving back to the community are encouraged. We provide holistic health care which includes recreation and rehabilitation therapy, social work, pastoral care, dietary, music therapy, nursing and medicine.
A combination of (41) four-bed rooms, (8) semi-private rooms and (16) private rooms are available.
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.
We have neighbourhood based activities (i.e. groupings of 20-25) and larger community activities coordinated by rehabilitation assistants in partnership with other members of the team. Our families are a vital part of our community and are encouraged to both participate in and organize activities that make life meaningful for the residents at St. Vincent’s Langara. We have an active resident’s council and family council. Music and rehabilitation therapy, and a volunteer program are an important part of the residents’ lives.
We are a wheelchair accessible building with the main entrance on the ground floor and elevator access to the 2nd and 3rd floors.
Use of motorized scooters will be based on an assessment by the Occupational Therapist to ensure safety for the resident and others. Storage of the motorized scooter when not in use will be subject to space availability within the neighborhood.
One of the volunteer programs at St. Vincent’s Langara is pet therapy. Carefully screened and trained pets (usually dogs) come with the owners and visit residents who miss having the companionship of an animal. If a resident has a family pet that would like to come for a visit this is allowed. Families are requested to check with nursing staff in advance of the pet’s visit and to ensure the pet is leashed. The organization has the right to request that a pet not visit our residence if there are any concerns.
Smoke free premises.
Smoke detectors and sprinklers are located in each room. A monitoring system keeps residents who wander safe.
Marpole Community Centre and Marpole Place are available for residents. Wynona Park is across the street and accessible for wheelchairs. Public transportation, including the Canada Line that is available within two blocks on Cambie, Main Street and Southeast Marine Drive. Closest shops are located at Cambie and 59th and the Oakridge Shopping Centre.
Fragrance free environment.
Information last updated June 2016