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Yaletown House details

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Building amenities

In addition to the main floor lounge area for socializing and programs, each floor has a separate area for visiting and programs. The main dining room is located on the 1st floor with smaller dining areas on the 2nd and 3rd floors. As well as the main floor courtyard, we have a secured roof top garden area.

Language, culture, religious affiliations

Most residents are English speaking. The facility has no religious affiliations.

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

Person-centred care

Type of accommodation

All 127 rooms are single rooms with private washroom. Bathing units are centralized on each floor. There are a total of 127 beds: 41 on the second floor, 42 on the third floor and 44 on the fourth floor. The second floor is designated special care and includes a separate dining area and secured therapeutic garden patio. Recreation, music therapy, garden therapy and pastoral care programs are designed to meet the needs of residents with advanced dementia.


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

There is a recreation therapist assigned to each floor (total 3). We also have  a volunteer coordinator, spiritual care coordinator, two music therapists, art therapists and two horticultural therapists that also provide programming for both general and special care residents.

Therapeutic programs are offered seven days per week. The schedule varies month to month and print/web versions are available to residents and families. Programs include regular bus outings, art projects, bowling, sing-along, and organized games. The facility also offers regular performances by musicians and entertainers. 


Facility is wheelchair accessible with 10 designated wheelchair resident rooms per floor.

Motorized scooter policy

There is a limit on motorized scooters in the facility which is determined by the number of motorized scooters currently being used in the facility, the safety of other residents at  any given time and storage restrictions. 

Pet policy

We are unable to accommodate pets living in the facility; however pet visits are allowed as long as they are supervised.

Smoking policy

Smoking is only permitted in the main floor designated smoking room with a maximum 3 residents at any one time. There is no smoking in any resident rooms or common areas within Yaletown House or in the courtyard. All resident rooms are equipped with a smoke detector.

Safety & security features

Each room is equipped with a bedside and a washroom call bell speaker system. For residents who are at risk for elopement, the 2nd floor unit is key coded and the facility main front door has a wander prevention system. All the nurses and care aides carry portable phones, which are connected to each other and to the call bell and wander prevention systems.

Neighbourhood & community amenities

BC transit buses stop within two blocks of the facility and the Skytrain is a 10 minute walk. The seawall, Roundhouse Community Centre and amenities such as grocery stores, pharmacy and bank are within a block of the facility. As well, there are trendy boutiques and restaurants in the Yaletown neighbourhood.

Facility-specific restrictions

No alcohol is permitted in the residents’ room. Happy Half-Hour is held Monday to Saturday with a two drinks a day maximum (physician approval required).

Information last updated June 2016

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