West Vancouver Care Centre is located in West Vancouver, near a number of community services that can help residents maintain independence. Residents are treated to a wide range of medical care and other amenities. The care centre also provides transportation services for family members. The facility also provides a variety of helpful activities and outings.
Inglewood Care Centre
Inglewood Care Centre offers long-term care in two-storey complexes. The centre provides professional 24-hour care and supports residents with varying levels of physical and cognitive needs. The centre features private suites with a bed, bureau, nightstand, and other furnishings. Residents are encouraged to bring personal items with them to make them feel more at home.
The company that owns Inglewood Care Centre in West Vancouver is proposing to add more publicly funded long-term care beds as part of its redevelopment plans. The company originally presented its proposal eight months ago, but has now submitted an updated application to the District of West Vancouver. The revised plan includes 230 new long-term care suites.
The Inglewood Care Centre in West Vancouver is conveniently located near community services and amenities. The centre has 230 long-term care beds and professional care around the clock. The facility provides a safe, supportive environment for residents with moderate-to-high physical care needs. The centre features suites that include a bed, nightstand, bureau, and TV. Residents can bring their favorite personal items to make their suites feel more like home.
The proposed development includes assisted living and long-term care, rental suites, and affordable housing for seniors. Details about the project are available on the applicant’s website. A public hearing is expected to be held soon. During the hearings, residents are invited to discuss their opinions on the proposed care facility.
The health ministry recommends that each living space at Inglewood Care Centre be equipped with a washroom. A visitation room with a Plexiglas wall is one of the best ways to minimize the risk of infection. A separate staff entrance and room to put on personal protective equipment are also key. This model will be cheaper for residents, who pay 80 per cent of their annual income.
Capilano Care Centre
The Capilano Care Centre is a care facility located in West Vancouver, British Columbia. Located at 525 Clyde Avenue, it offers independent living options as well as a variety of services and amenities. Residents enjoy individualized care, warm accommodations, and stimulating activities. The community-oriented facility has a friendly and welcoming environment, and it welcomes community volunteers and schools. In addition, the facility is conveniently located near a range of local community services.
The Capilano Care Centre is facing closure on April 6, 2022, once all residents have relocated to another care facility. The design is outdated, with rooms arranged in ward-style. The facility is also too old to be renovated, and finding land nearby has been difficult.
The outbreak at Capilano Care Centre is similar to the one that occurred in Lynn Valley Care Centre, but it is on a much larger scale. One 91-year-old resident who died at the centre is a victim of the outbreak. He was visited by his family this fall, but his health declined and he died shortly afterward.
The new building is farther away from the old neighbourhood but offers natural light and a view of the mountains. The facility will also include smaller “neighbourhood” units for each resident. This change will make it feel more like a home, which is important for my father, who has dementia.
While the former BC Liberal government was unfriendly to long-term care operators, it allowed them to opt out of the Facilities agreement and contract out their services. This resulted in fragmentation of services, heavy workloads, and staff recruitment issues. Fortunately, the current BC Liberal government has pledged to restore the Facilities Agreement and provide standard wages for care workers. It also responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, which affected many long-term care facilities in the province.
COVID-19 outbreak at West Vancouver Care Centre
A COVID-19 outbreak at a West Vancouver Care Centre has closed the facility to new admissions and transfers. The outbreak is not affecting the facility’s memory care unit or independent living suites. The virus has also spread to a number of facilities in the region. The BC Centre for Disease Control and Prevention lists cases by local health area through 2021. There are at least 55 cases in the province, and seven of those have been confirmed in acute care hospitals.
After learning of the COVID-19 outbreak, many family members and staff members rushed to the facility to help their loved ones. The centre’s medical health officer held a one-hour information session for staff and residents and said staff is working around the clock. The health authority is also increasing staffing on site. In the meantime, the health authority has posted red signs on the doors of room-bound residents to make it obvious that the virus has spread throughout the building.
An outbreak of COVID-19 has been declared by Vancouver Coastal Health. There are no new admissions at the facility, and all group activities and visits have been suspended until the outbreak measures are lifted. A total of 35 COVID cases have been reported in B.C. health care facilities since the beginning of 2016.
The outbreak was the first to occur at a BC care facility in four years. A staff member who had been exposed to COVID-19 was the index case in the outbreak. The index case had a higher attack rate than an individual resident. However, the attack rate for COVID-19 in the community was not statistically significant. However, a model of the outbreak suggested that it is likely that the community incidence rate will increase.
Fraser Health supports LTCFs throughout the Fraser Health region to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks and to respond to these outbreaks in a proactive way. It provides standardized protocols for assessing the facility’s readiness for an outbreak and helps identify areas for improvement in IPC practices and public health measures.
Survey results for West Vancouver Care Centre
The results of the survey are compared to the province-wide results for nursing homes. The survey asked questions about the health of the residents, their physical and emotional wellbeing, the role of physicians in providing care, and the communication between residents and staff. Most questions were answered by both the resident and the MFV. MFV responses are indicated in brackets. Other questions were answered by only the resident. If a question was not answered by the MFV, the results will not be displayed.
The results of the survey were not representative of the opinions of the residents of West Vancouver. Its methodology was flawed and did not reflect the views of the general population in the city. Residents of West Vancouver are increasingly cynical of surveys, and the District of West Vancouver did not do any efforts to ensure that the results accurately reflect their opinions. The $38 million Arts Centre would be constructed on West Vancouver-owned land. In addition, West Vancouver would be paying for the building.
After the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, the West Vancouver Care Centre implemented measures to prevent further outbreaks of the virus. A medical health officer was on site for the duration of the outbreak, and wages of cleared staff have been increased to reduce the incidence of infection. The survey also showed that the staff had made some efforts to improve the quality of life for residents.
The current facility of West Vancouver Care Centre is being replaced with a larger facility. The new building will be capable of housing twelve residents on each floor, as opposed to the current facility’s 41-51 beds. It will also have a dining room, as well as a community room that can accommodate more residents. Having more space will relieve many of the issues related to large-group dynamics.
Revera’s West Vancouver Care Centre was sold to Mayfair Properties for $32 million in April 2018. The company contracted Optima to run the facility. The company also owns the Capilano Care Centre. However, the Revera group has no plans to build another senior’s home on the North Shore.
Among many other things, David A. Grantham is a contributing author to UmassExtension West Vancouver Blo. He is a renowned expert on real estate in BC.
Born in North Vancouver, Louisiana, Dr. Grantham grew up in Lower Lonsdale. He then went on to complete his business degree at the University British Columbia. As of this writing, Grantham has completed over 100 projects, including the development of a high rise building in Vancouver.
He is a husband, father, son, brother, and friend. He was a dedicated outdoorsman and enjoyed sports such as hunting, fishing, scuba diving, and snow skiing. His wife, Alison Grantham, and their two daughters survived him. He is survived by his wife Alison Martin Grantham and two daughters.