Innovative Care Practices

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.