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 resident’s room offer the flexibility of accommodating complex care needs.
- HandiPoles –These are poles go from the floor to the ceiling and are secured near a resident’s bed. It encourages and enables our resident to help themselves get in and out of beds and chairs. This promotes their independence and as much of their quality of life.
- Our home features 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.
- Air mattresses are available to aid in advanced skin and wound care.
- Shower Chairs are available for our frailer seniors with reduced mobility and increased behavioural issues.
- A sleep chair is now available to family members staying overnight to attend to their palliative loved ones in an effort to help ease some anxiety and provide an additional layer of comfort.
- The Korean Community has had a long standing vision to see seniors with dementia and health challenges cared for in a culturally sensitive way and with a donation of $1,500,000 from generous donor, Mrs. Eunice Oh and the Rose of Sharon Foundation, New Vista is pleased to be able to offer such a service.