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West Vancouver Care Centre details

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Building amenities

Hair salon, activities provided and afternoon entertainment (as per activity calendar) gardening available for Residents’ who wish to participate.

Language, culture, religious affiliations

English speaking. All denominations are welcome.

Accreditation status

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

The care offered at West Vancouver Care Centre is based on humanitarian ideals and we are committed to providing each Resident with every opportunity to restore and maintain his or her physical, mental, social, and spiritual well being.

Type of accommodation

77 funded  beds and 2 private pay beds. 24 hour Complex Care provided by licensed RN’s and RCA’s. 4-bed wardrooms, semi private rooms, small and large private rooms are available. Residents are first admitted into a 4-bed ward. There is an internal wait list for Residents that wish to move into a semi private or private room. There is no special care unit 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.

Special recreation opportunities

Activities are provided 5 days a week (Mon-Fri). Saturday there is a half-day of activities. Activities include musical therapy, exercises, arts and craft classes, bingo, news and views, gardening, entertainment, sing a longs, church service and private mass, walking program and monthly Birthday celebrations.


The best way to access the care home is by car or taxi. The care home is on a bus route (check the West Vancouver blue bus schedule).

Motorized scooter policy

No motorized scooters allowed, as per policy.

Pet policy

We are a pet friendly care home. Families are welcome to bring their pets in for a visit. Supervisory staff member brings in their dogs for their shift to visit with the Residents.

Smoking policy

Non-smoking care home.

Safety & security features

We are not a lock down care home. We do not have keypad access to gain entry. We do have a door alarm system we use on evenings and nights. Care home does not admit Residents’ that are an elopement risk.

Neighbourhood & community amenities

There is a West Van blue bus that stops right out front of the care home. The Handy Dart and Senior Centre bus will pick up/drop off residents at the care home (for registered Residents’).

Care home-specific restrictions

Physiotherapy, podiatry, dental hygiene is available and to be paid by the family. A licensed Dietician who also reviews all Resident diets reviews the menu.

Information last updated June 2016

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