With a community shift to “aging in place” only the neediest seniors – those living with significant health or cognitive issues – move into long term care. Now, almost 80% of our residents have dementia, including those with Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia and dementia with Lewy Bodies.
- The prevalence of dementia has changed the relationship between our residents and staff.
- Smaller 20-bed units will mean residents live in a family-like environment where staff can deliver Person-centred care that meets each resident’s changing physical and psychological needs.
- Smaller units are vital for people with dementia as the disease is often accompanied by behavioural problems. We can work with families to manage their care within a safe space that is less prone to conflicts with other patients struggling with the disease.
- The dining room, lounges and activity rooms will mean residents and families can benefit from small group interactions, quiet spaces and receive personalized care. The Covid Virus has meant a change in physical distancing and extra precautions for infection control. Our smaller villages facilitate us implementing “isolation units” when needed with a minimum of disruption to our residents.
- Enclosed gardens and balconies allow residents to enjoy the outdoors in safe and secure settings.
- We can partner with the Lower Mainland’s multicultural communities to deliver culturally appropriate long term Care and maintain connections with aging family members.
Resident Room Information
Our rooms are light and bright with very large windows. All furniture pieces are provided for you:
- A wardrobe for hanging and/or folded clothes with shoe storage
- A nightstand with 3 drawers, one locking
- A high back chair especially designed for neck and back support, and to make getting up and sitting down easy and safe
- Additional personal storage is provided in the spacious bathroom
- Contemporary window blinds.
The room colours are warm and neutral greys, a great backdrop for personal artwork, favourite paintings and photographs. Four bright colour accents are used to identify the neighbourhoods on each floor, and they are also used on door frames and memorabilia boxes at each resident room entrance.
These colours might just be the inspiration, should you wish to select your own bedspread or other wall decor touches.