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UBC Hospital - Purdy Pavilion details

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Building amenities

Purdy Pavilion has a library, chapel, outdoor garden and patio. Residents and families are encouraged to participate in the growth of Purdy through participation in the Residents’ Council, and the committees active in the home.

Language, culture, religious affiliations

Language spoken is predominantly English, with interpreter services available. Purdy Pavilion welcomes all linguistic, cultural and religious affiliations.

Accreditation status

Accredited in Sept 2016 to 2020.   

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

Purdy is committed to the Eden Alternative.

Type of accommodation

Most rooms have shared accommodation. There are a small number of private rooms on each floor. These can be used by couples, and residents wishing more privacy, but also for residents with special needs. The fourth floor has a special focus on dementia care.

Nutritious meals including therapeutic diets are individualized to the extent possible to suit individual special needs and preferences.


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 the Costs page for more information. 

Special recreation opportunities

Under the auspices of the occupational therapy department, a full range of activities, including music therapy, are provided for residents seven days a week. These take place in all areas of the building and surrounding garden. Group activities range from sports, word games, Breakfast Club, variety shows, movies, bingo, baking, music, and special events. Care home bus use for lunch outings and scenic drive.

The physiotherapy department offers a resident walking program, range of motion exercises and some one to one activities.


Care home and rooms are all wheelchair accessible.

Motorized scooter policy

Purdy accommodates power chairs and residents requiring oxygen therapy.

Pet policy

Care home has birds. Pets are welcome to visit. 

Smoking policy

Smoking is permitted on UBC campus.

Safety/security features

Elevators service Purdy Pavilion. Alert bracelets are provided for residents who may wander. These will demobilise the elevator. However, while stairs are “alarmed”, they are not locked. Sprinklers are in place throughout common areas as well as in resident rooms. The premises are patrolled by security 24 hours a day.

Neighbourhood/community amenities

Purdy is served by a number of bus lines to the UBC campus. The campus amenities include the botanical gardens, Pacific Spirit Park, Chan Centre, Museum of Anthropology and the University Village.

Care home-specific restrictions

On physician orders, families may bring in alcohol for Purdy residents.

Information last updated August 2016

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