Press release

Richmond adult day program spaces will help meet demand for seniors’ & respite care

Richmond – Vancouver Coastal Health-Richmond is pleased to announce that it is partnering with social service agency S.U.C.C.E.S.S. to create 25 new adult day program spaces in Richmond.

The new program will be co-located in S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’s assisted living facility, Austin Harris Residence, on Moncton Road in Steveston. Space for the adult day program is currently being renovated and will be available to accept clients mid-June 2017.

“More adult day program spaces reinforce the Province’s goal of providing the right care in the right place at the right time,” said John Yap, MLA for Richmond-Steveston. “With these additional supports, seniors will get the appropriate levels of care needed to remain in their homes and avoid moving into residential care before it is necessary.”

Adult day programs serve seniors living in the community to help them stay independent longer. They provide a range of health, social stimulation and therapeutic recreational programs in supportive group settings. Clients attend adult day programs for caregiver and family respite, health status and medication support and monitoring, targeted therapeutic activities, and access to health education. 

“With the support of day program care, seniors with both functional and cognitive needs can live safely in their communities,” said Teresa Wat, MLA for Richmond Centre. “The program has the added benefit of providing a welcome respite for caregivers who are responsible for many of the supports at home.”

Richmond’s older adult population continues to increase at an annual rate of five per cent. With this growth, the need for older adult services continues to expand.

“There is a growing need for adult day programs in Richmond and the added spaces will help meet this demand,” said Linda Reid, MLA for Richmond East. “Seniors want to remain in their homes as long as possible, and programs like this will help them get the care they need while remaining independent.”

The 25 new spaces are expected to deliver 37,650 new service hours annually, serving an additional 125 new clients per year. This will help meet the growing demand for this type of service in Richmond. Vancouver Coastal Health is contributing $520,000 annually in operational funding for the program. 

“Vancouver Coast Health-Richmond is pleased to be partnering with S.U.C.C.E.S.S., which is widely recognized as one of British Columbia's largest social service providers, to create the new Adult Day program spaces in Austin Harris Residence,” said Natalie McCarthy, director for Vancouver Coastal Health-Richmond. “These new spaces will provide significant health and wellness supports to our frail elderly population.”

These expanded day program spaces support the Ministry of Health’s primary and community care strategy. The strategy aims to create a better network of services in the community, which will allow people to remain independent for as long as possible. This will support patients to proactively maintain their health – especially those who use the health system more frequently, such as the frail elderly and people with complex medical conditions.

Vancouver Coastal Health-Richmond has been working for more than a year on a plan to double the number of available Adult Day Program spaces available in the community. Another service provider will soon be announced for the second phase of program expansion in Richmond. When this initiative is complete wait times for this program will be considerably reduced.

Currently, Richmond has the Kinsmen Adult Day Centre, which has 94 clients in its existing program.

“The addition of the adult day program will take S.U.C.C.E.S.S. a step closer to creating “A Campus of Care” in Richmond, which is needed to promote aging in place,” said Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Going forward, I hope S.U.C.C.E.S.S. will have the opportunity to provide more services such as residential and community care to seniors that are culturally sensitive in a diverse community like Richmond.”

Vancouver Coastal Health is responsible for the delivery of $3.4 billion in community, hospital and residential care to more than one million people in communities including Richmond, Vancouver, the North Shore, Sunshine Coast, Sea to Sky corridor, Powell River, Bella Bella and Bella Coola.

Established in 1973, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is one of the biggest social service agencies in British Columbia. It is a charitable organization providing services in settlement, language training, employment, family and youth counseling, business and economic development, seniors care, housing and community development. For more details, please visit: www.success.bc.ca.

FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES:

Gavin Wilson                                      
Director, Public Affairs
Vancouver Coastal Health
Cell: 604.319.7532
Email: gavin.wilson@vch.ca 

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New mumps cases in Vancouver Coastal Health prompt call for immunization

New supervised consumption service in Vancouver aims to help prevent overdose deaths

Fentanyl checking expanding to overdose prevention sites

More flexibility to treat and assess patients at the Leon Judah Blackmore Centre for Sleep Disorders at UBC Hospital

Transforming palliative care across VCH

New supervised injection service to open in Vancouver

New era for robot-assisted surgery at VGH

UBC Hospital to receive state-of-the-art MRI Upgrade

Research project pilots new illegal drug alert warning system to help prevent overdoses

Climate change is increasing respiratory disease

Don't flip out: “Air” on the side of caution on the trampoline

TEC4Home moves forward to clinical trials

Hot weather starting today calls for caution

Planning moves ahead for new acute care facility at Lions Gate Hospital

VGH leads the way in traumatic brain treatment

Health Canada gives green light to new supervised injection service in Vancouver

Centennial Pavilion at VGH renamed in honour of Leon Judah Blackmore

Women-only overdose prevention site opens in the Downtown Eastside

Drug checking at Insite shows potential for preventing fentanyl-related overdoses

Partners make progress on planning for acute-care tower project at Richmond Hospital

Jack and Leone Carlile Centre grand opening

Construction wraps up at Joseph & Rosalie Segal & Family Health Centre

New City Centre Community Access Centre slated for the West End

VCH confirms plans to rebuild Richmond Lions Manor

Angus and the K9 Infection Prevention Team working at VGH

Measles alert for three YVR flights (Updated)

Controversial “liberation therapy” fails to treat multiple sclerosis

Increasing access to surgery at Squamish General Hospital

New on-demand addiction treatment clinic opens in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Travel Clinic warns spring breakers: Don’t expose yourselves!

Lions Gate Hospital project takes next step

$102 million investment will expand access to surgical care at VGH

New substance treatment services for women on the Downtown Eastside

Don’t let your new year’s resolution to quit smoking go up in smoke

German Canadian Care Home to be rebuilt

VCH opens fifth overdose prevention site

More tools to fight overdoses in Howe Sound region

Further overdose response action to include BC Mobile Medical Unit and new overdose prevention sites

Flu policy for visitors in effect at all VCH facilities

New programs to combat overdose crisis

Peer support program expands to Downtown Eastside

Hybrid OR set to open at VGH

UBC Hospital Sleep Disorders Program springs ahead as clocks fall back

VCH submits applications for 2 new supervised injection services

BC’s Take-Home Naloxone program expands to UBC

Fight the flu! Flu shot clinics now underway

Environmental Health partially re-opens Foody World

Public safety advisory for customers of Foody World

Vancouver Coastal Health expands women’s services in the Downtown Eastside

B.C. study finds young Canadian athletes at minimal risk for sudden cardiac death

Sheway clients to meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

A new era in mental health takes shape at the Joseph & Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre

86% of drugs checked at Insite contain fentanyl

Paralympic medalists inspire people with newly acquired disabilities to “Have a Go” at wheelchair sports

Insite expands hours in response to overdose crisis

New at-home detox for substance use clients in Vancouver

Hey moms: got milk?

Naloxone kits now available in emergency departments to help address overdose crisis

Vancouver’s Strathcona neighbourhood to gain up to 74 residential care beds in new and expanded facility

World class skier first to benefit from new brain treatment at Vancouver General Hospital

Whooping cough in Squamish

Canada’s first C. diff dog ready to make a difference at VGH

Mumps outbreak worsens

Lions Gate Hospital unveils state-of-the-art MRI Technology

Concept planning begins for Richmond Hospital patient care tower project

Richmond to gain 210 residential care beds with new facilities

North Shore gains 43 residential care beds in a new facility

Residential care improved in Vancouver

Vancouver Coastal Health signs agreement for a new residential care centre in Sechelt

VCH signs agreements for six new and expanded residential care facilities

Warm weather ahead brings window safety warning from doctors & paramedics

Doctors warn mountain bike riders: don’t let an injury cut your season short

New Community Care Clinic opens in Richmond

Don’t wait – vaccinate!

Mumps in Whistler

Binge drinking puts young women at risk

Participants “Walk-A-Mile” to help stamp out the stigma of mental illness

New centre at VGH streamlines care for mental health and substance use clients

Forensic Sexual Assault Services Planned for UBC Hospital

Regional Trauma Program is nation’s first to receive ‘Distinction’ award by Accreditation Canada

B.C. gives $5 million to expand efforts to curb hepatitis C infection

British Columbia develops cutting-edge system to detect HIV outbreaks

VCH announces new drop-in centre, expanded services for Downtown Eastside clients

VCH seeks to increase Vancouver hospice beds

Spend time on the beach—not in the bathroom—during spring break

Insite receives new, four-year Health Canada exemption

Record-breaking documentary series ER: Life + Death at VGH returns to B.C.’s Knowledge Network with second season

Passengers on March 3rd flight from Beijing at risk of measles

VGH seeking stroke survivors for North America’s first of its kind hyperbaric oxygen study

Syphilis rates in gay men continue to climb in Vancouver

Youth lift the veil of stigma around mental health at ‘Talk at the Top’

Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation granted exemption for integrated supervised injection service

Largest ever functional brain imaging study recognized by Discover Magazine

Ten tips for a safe Christmas season

People in Metro Vancouver’s most ‘walkable’ areas are one third less likely to be overweight or obese than those in the least walkable areas

Forensic testing for sexual assault victims soon available in Sea-to-Sky region

New guidelines set to revolutionize treatment of opioid addiction

VCH says don’t get sick, get the shot

North Shore resident gifts record $25 million to Lions Gate Hospital

BC raw oysters back on the menu – restaurant order lifted

Downtown Eastside to receive new programs and services as part of Second Generation Strategy

VCH seeks person in contact with bat

Arm your children against vaccine-preventable diseases

Public service announcement for consumers of BC oysters

New pediatric unit opens at Richmond Hospital

Sea to Sky air quality concerns continue

Peer Navigator Program to change how Vancouver’s health care system is navigated

Alleged serial hospital thief caught thanks to vigilant staff

VCH urges men to give health the finger

Hot weather starting tomorrow calls for caution

My Health My Community survey results released

Record Audiences Drive Second Season of Emergency Room: Life and Death at VGH

North Vancouver mother urges parents to help protect her son

Public Safety Advisory for customers of Killarney Market brand ground beef and ground pork

Mental health community gathers to “Walk-A-Mile”

Campaign urges adults to “Think before you let them drink”

Collaboration key to a healthier Sunshine Coast

Collaboration and partnership at the heart of a healthy community

Passengers on April 4 flight from Beijing at risk of measles

Insite receives annual Health Canada exemption

Measles cases reported in VCH region

St. Mary’s to be renamed Sechelt Hospital

New partnership strives for better health for residents of West Vancouver

VCH stamping out bullying in the workplace

VCH moves to further improve care in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

VCH partners with Onni Group for Pearson Dogwood lands redevelopment

Powell River to gain 21 residential care beds

G.F. Strong becomes first in BC to use bionic exoskeleton in daily rehabilitation

Zoom accounts for students

Preparing for your stay, labour and birth at LGH

E-substances regulation

Medical care for babies and young children

HIV/AIDS surveillance

Report adult abuse & neglect

Tobacco & vapour products protection

Adjusting as new parents

Guidelines for opioid addiction & treatment

Immunization coverage

Durable Medical Equipment Retailers

Information about opioids

New baby basics

Orientation Information

Notifications of infectious diseases

Sheway programs and services

Benzodiazepines (Benzos)

Recovery after birth

Network and systems access

Overdose surveillance

VCH North Shore community partners & external resources for families

Immunization after care for children

Keeping baby & you healthy

Discipline-specific requirements

Research databases & online journals

What are voice problems?

Immunization records

Eating & nutrition for preschoolers

Administration students

PPE test menu

Immunization for school-age children

Growth & development - Preschoolers

Allied Health students

Preparing for your overnight sleep study

Community health profiles

Parenting resources

Health Unit Coordinator students

COVID-19 information for long-term care & assisted living

Community wellness reports

Eating & nutrition for toddlers

Nurse Practitioner students

Your initial visit to the Sleep Disorders Clinic

Apply for a VCH Health Promotion Grant

Toddler growth & development

Nursing students

Breast reconstruction surgery information

Information for current grant holders

Insite user statistics

Medical undergraduate students

Admission to the Mental Health Inpatient Unit

Residential care resources

Post-surgery information

Parking, transit & cycling information for students

BC Legislation related to adult protection

Active travel to school

Child care

Preparing for metabolic and bariatric surgery

Room bookings for student practice

Equipment Replacement

Body image & eating disorders info for North Shore Schools

Eating & nutrition for infants to 18 months

Richmond metabolic and bariatric surgery team

Student Practice Education Core Orientation (SPECO)

Family support

Sexual health youth clinics for North Shore schools

Growth & development - Infants to 18 months

Vancouver Vaisakhi Festival

Transcript requests and training verification

First Nations ReAct

Supporting healthy eating at school

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) referrals for pregnant people and parents

Bed bugs