The Louis Brier Jewish Residence Society
Located on the main floor is an entertainment room, well equipped with a large-screen TV and Internet-connected computers. Also located on the main floor is a library and Hair salon. A private dining room for special events or intimate family gatherings can be reserved for a fee. Amenity rooms equipped with cooking facilities are available for resident use on the 2nd and 3rd floor. A spa bathing room is also located on the 2nd floor. Fireside lounge and private courtyards and accessible garden.
The Weinberg Residence is a Jewish residence offering Kosher meals. Residents can enjoy living in a Jewish setting with culture and tradition around them.
Not accredited by national organization. Accreditation is not a requirement of assisted living but some residences have received accreditation status. It 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.
Assisted living provides accommodation, hospitality and personal care services in a manner that:
- Promotes and maximizes choice, dignity, and control for Residents;
- Promotes the Residents’ right to privacy as well as opportunities for social interaction;
- Supports Residents’ independence through physical design features in the building and the delivery of support services;
- Provides care and services that are shaped to meet the Residents’ needs; and
- Creates a home-like environment that supports the Residents’ preferred lifestyle
There are up to 14 subsidized assisted living suites. The building also has an additional 40 market rent suites. The subsidized suites offered are one-bedroom and are large enough to accommodate couples.
Floor plan of a typical suite at Weinberg Residence
All suites are equipped with a fridge and microwave. The suites are unfurnished with residents providing their own belongings for their suite.
Resident contribution is an amount up to 70% of after tax income, subject to a minimum and maximum amount. The resident contribution includes: monthly rental accomoddation, hospitality services (meals, housekeeping, etc) and personal care. Couples living together pay up to 70% of combined after tax income.
Examples of items that are not included as part of the 70% include: telephone, cable, household and toiletry supplies, all medications, personal care supplies and insurance.
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Prepared by an Executive Chef, three meals are served daily in our elegant dining room. A weekly menu is provided with choice of two entrees at lunch and dinner. Meals are Kosher and special diets can be accommodated. Tea is served daily.
Included in the monthly rent is weekly housekeeping. Resident’s personal linen and towels will be changed and washed during this weekly visit. Complimentary laundry facilities (washers and dryers) located on the 2nd and 3rd floor is available for resident’s personal use. Personal Laundry services are available at $15 per load.
A wide range of monthly social, cultural and recreational activities are offered from special outings, entertainment programs, daily exercise and speaker presentations. There are many opportunities to get involved and to socialize. All Jewish holidays, Shabbat & Rosh Chodesh are strictly observed. Additionally, afternoon services are held daily in the synagogue at the Louis Brier Home and Hospital. Resident Council and Program Update meetings are scheduled.
Included in the monthly rent, residents are provided with a Personal Alarm System (PAL). The PAL system is for emergencies and the system is in effect 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. The system works in resident’s suites as well as in common areas of the building. Onsite nursing staff will respond to emergency calls.
Residents must be able to move around their suite on their own and make their own way to the dining room, with or without mobility aides.
Scooters are not to be stored in suites. Scooter storage available in underground parking.
Pets are not permitted
Smoking is not permitted. Residents may smoke outdoors in designated areas.
The building is fully equipped with sprinklers, including common areas and resident suites. Smoke detectors are located in all suites, elevators and common areas. Strobe lights are also located in resident’s suites. The main entrance is secured at all hours. Visitors must ring reception or directly to the resident they are visiting to gain access.
Visiting hours are flexible. The main entrance is locked at all times, so visitors must ring reception or residents directly for access.
There are underground parking stalls available for residents at no cost. Visitor parking is available in our underground parking and there’s parking on the street in front of the building.
Located at 41st and Osler in Oakridge the surrounding neighbourhood has everything. Close by is the Jewish Community Center, Oakridge Mall, Kerrisdale and VanDusen Gardens.
Residents must be Jewish.
Cannot accommodate residents who are unable to make a range of decisions necessary to function safely in Assisted Living or who require 24 hour professional care. Residents will be supported to make a smooth transition to more appropriate care.
Tours are available to those that have been pre-authorized by a case manager. Tours are offered weekdays by appointment only.
Last updated April 2016.