Long-Term Care Rejuvenation
Vancouver Coastal Health has signed agreements for eight new and expanded long-term care facilities, providing 943 beds across the health authority, including 225 net additional beds. The agreements are part of a $40 million, 10-year strategy that will see a significant number of the region's long-term care facilities rebuilt.
VCH, like many health authorities, is planning ahead to meet the complex long-term care needs of people living in our region who can no longer live safely at home with support. The Long-Term Care Rejuvenation initiative is the biggest improvement of long-term care facilities in VCH in the past 50 years and is designed to enhance the quality of life for residents. All of the rooms will be private, with ensuite washrooms. This will give residents more privacy and ensure best practices for infection control. Spaces will be brighter and hallways wider to better accommodate wheelchairs. Special care units will provide the safety and security required for residents with advanced dementia and challenging behaviours.
A long-term goal of the project is to provide more flexibility in terms of placing residents closer to their home community, since beds will be better distributed based on community needs. The number of direct care hours that residents receive from staff will also be increased under the terms of these agreements.
Details and Timelines
Casa Mia Care Centre (the Care Group) – 58 beds (plus 32 private beds). An addition will be added to the iconic Casa Mia mansion. The 1930s Spanish revival mansion will be preserved, with an addition for residents connected to the main house. Opening is scheduled for Spring 2023.
German Canadian Care Home – 150 beds (plus 10 private pay beds). Existing facility will be rebuilt and expanded. Completion timeline to be developed closer to construction.
Villa Cathay Care Home – Will transition the current care home to a new care home. Completion time is 2023.
Silverstone Care Centre (Trellis Seniors) – 125 beds (plus 3 private beds). Proposed completion late 2023
About long-term care
Long-term care services include 24/7 nursing care and support to individuals who can no longer live safely at home with supports. Facilities are licensed and regularly inspected by Community Care Facilities Licensing, which posts all its reports on VCH’s website. Services are provided to eligible VCH residents through a mix of facilities directly owned and operated by VCH, affiliated with Providence Health Care or contracted through private or not-for-profit providers.