Our registered Physiotherapist offers a comprehensive approach to resident care and staff education. Physiotherapy makes a unique contribution to support care staff in addition to providing effective resident-centered care as they optimize their function, comfort, safety, and mobility needs.
- In support of FHA’s Least Restraint Policy, our therapist reviews all options for mobility devices and wheelchairs to ensure resident safety. Fall and injury risk is managed while optimizing residents’ mobility.
- A separate Physiotherapy room on first floor offers alternative 1:1 activation and exercise choices with our 3 fulltime Rehabilitation Assistants in addition to programs on the units.
- New Vista Care Home is an official fieldwork education partner organization to UBC’s Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science. Our first student placement began in January 2021.
- Hip protectors are strongly encouraged as studies show they reduce hip fractures by 3-fold. Low beds, bed alarms, and mobility assessments by our therapist complete the review.
- Ceiling tracts in every room offer the flexibility of accommodating complex care needs.
- Our home features the a new call bell system that goes directly to portable phones of care staff, so there is no audible hallway alarm intruding on the home environment for the residents.