Long term care provides professional nursing services around the clock to people who are no longer able to stay at home safely
This not-for-profit provider offers on its site a continuum of high-quality health, housing and wellness programs while nurturing a sense of community.
Residents are encouraged and supported to live as independently and fully as possible. We are committed to providing excellent person-centred care, working together with each resident to understand and help meet his/her needs with dignity and compassion. The GentleCare philosophy underlies our care for residents with dementia. Since family members and friends play an important role in the health and well-being of their loved ones, we value and appreciate their involvement, along with each resident’s, in the care provided and in our community.
KinVillage West Court has 100 publicly subsidized long term care beds. All rooms are single occupancy.
|Room features and personalization||Each room has a private washroom and is furnished with a bed, bedside table and dresser. There is a phone jack and cablevision hook-up in each room. (Residents are responsible for arranging and paying for phone, cable and/or internet service in their own room.)
Residents are also welcome to bring in their own CSA approved television, small computers or laptops, and some personal belongings such as a favourite chair, pictures, lamps, etc. as long as these do not create an unsafe situation.
|Accessibility||The building and grounds are wheelchair accessible, and there are two elevators to access the upper floor. Electric wheelchairs and scooters are not permitted in the building.
|Security||The building is equipped with a Wanderguard system. Exits and stairwells are alarmed or secured with keypad locked doors. The front door is locked at night with access obtained by ringing a doorbell at the entrance.|
|Smoking||Consistent with Fraser Health’s policy, KinVillage provides smoking cessation support. In exceptional circumstances, residents who smoke may do so in one of two designated resident only smoking areas - on the patio just outside of the dining room/lounge or 3 metres from the front entrance.|
|Location information||KinVillage is comprised of 4 residential buildings and a community centre (that includes a café and a women’s used clothing boutique). All buildings are close walking distance to one another and there is direct indoor access from West Court to the KinVillage Community Centre.
The KinVillage site is in close proximity to most amenities: a nearby bus stop, grocery stores, several banks, restaurants, a mall, a medical building and the Winskill park, fitness and acquatic centre are all within a five to ten minute walk.
|Additional site features||Three beautiful and secure garden areas. Two large lounges located on the first floor with two smaller lounges on the second floor. Televisions are available in three lounges and there is a public phone available at Reception. WiFi is available in some lounge areas. A few computers are available for resident use. The building has direct indoor access to the KinVillage Community Centre next door.|
|Parking and transportation||Free parking available for residents and visitors in undesignated spots. Public transit nearby.|
|Social and recreation programs||We offer a variety of individual and group programs and events seven days a week. Group activities include physical exercise, mental aerobics, games, discussion groups, reminiscing, art therapy, music therapy, concerts and sing a longs, happy hours and bus outings. Residents and families also have access to our community centre next door and the many activities and special events it offers.|
|Spiritual program||Through partnerships with community faith groups a variety of inclusive religious services are offered reflecting the demographic needs of residents and respecting freedom of choice. A church service is offered each week as well as a bible study group.
A resident’s own spiritual advisor, pastor, priest, imam or rabbi is welcome to visit. If a resident or his/her family are unable to arrange this, upon request, staff will contact and ask her/him to visit.
|Pets||Pets are not allowed to live at West Court nor stay overnight. Family pets are welcome to visit. Healthy, immunized and well-behaved visiting pets must be supervised and under control at all times. When outside a resident’s suite, pets must be leashed or kept in an appropriate carrier. Animals are not permitted in the kitchen or dining areas. Animals also come to West Court as part of the pet visitation program. Amphibians, reptiles, farm, wild, stray and exotic animals are not permitted unless they are part of the organized pet visitation program.|
|Medical assistance in dying||On-site assessment and on-site provision available. KinVillage staff will facilitate (but not provide) the assessment for and provision of MAiD in West Court if that is the resident’s location of choice.|
|Hairdressing||Hairdressing and barber services are available on site at additional costs.
Foot, dental and eye care are available on site for a fee.
|Foot and nail care||Visiting Foot Care Nurse is available for an extra charge.|
|Additional services||Visiting Dentist and Optometrist. These services are available for a fee paid directly to the provider.|
Parking and Transportation
Free parking available tor residents and visitors in undesignated spots. Public transit nearby.
Hours of operation
Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
Visiting hours are flexible.
Clients must meet Home and Community Care requirements and criteria for admission. A health care needs assessment will be completed to confirm eligibility. See the eligibility requirements for home and community care section of our website.
Referral by case manager at a Home and Community Care office is required. To access service call the Home Health Service Line for more information; do not contact the care home directly.
There is a monthly accommodation fee; additional fees may apply for incidental services.
See our long term care approximate wait times by community [map].