Our mission is to provide quality, holistic care to elders with complex health needs in a safe, multicultural home that supports meaning and purpose in their lives.
The Whalley and District Senior Citizen’s Housing Society governs the operations of Kinsmen Lodge, and for the past forty-three years has been dedicated to providing quality and holistic care to seniors and older adults with disabilities, respecting the uniqueness of the individual and ensuring the environment is one that is caring, compassionate, and safe. We follow the Eden Philosophy of CareTM which strives to eliminate the three plagues of the elderly: loneliness, helplessness and boredom.
The home has four long term care floors, with seven neighbourhoods, each named after a Surrey Park. The first floor contains one neighbourhood and common facilities, while the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors are divided into two neighbourhoods. The neighbourhoods are home to 20-23 elders; each neighbourhood is composed mostly of private rooms, one double room, a dining room, bathing “spa” room, outside balcony and lounge areas for smaller groups to meet and socialize. All rooms have private toilets.
The care home is staffed 24 hours a day by Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Long Term Care Aides. Professional staff includes the RN’s, Medical Coordinator, Pharmacist, Podiatrist, Dentist, Physiotherapist, OT, Dietician and Social Worker. Food Service Workers, Housekeepers, Maintenance Workers, Recreation Aides and Administrative Staff are also on site to provide hospitality services and meaningful activities, maintain a safe environment and assist with the management of Elder affairs.
Kinsmen Lodge has 157 publicly subsidized long term care beds. There are 143 single occupancy and seven double occupancy rooms.
|Room features and personalization||Each room has a private washroom, bed, night table, wardrobe, chair and areas to personalize the room for the individual.
Elders are encouraged to bring in small pieces of furniture, pictures, blankets, seasonal clothing and special items for the memory box (glass case) located at the room entrance.
|Accessibility||Our care home is wheelchair accessible, access to the garden and/or the balconies on each neighbourhood, several recreation activities catering to our multi cultural population which also includes a multicultural menu.
|Security||Kinsmen Lodge has a secure perimeter with a wander guard at the front door, security cameras at the entrance and parking level exit, and keypads to each floor and neighbourhood.
|Smoking||We do have smokers living at Kinsmen Lodge. There is a gazebo in the back garden area to be used by elders only.
|Location information||The home is across the street from Surrey Memorial Hospital, close to the King George Sky train and 2 km from the Central City Mall.|
|Additional site features||Our home has a Pastor who addresses the spiritual needs of over 30 faiths, a full time Music Therapist, Recreation activities 7 days a week, 24 hour care, and Rehabilitation with a PT, OT and Rehab assistant who are available 5 days a week. We also have a physician, podiatrist, dentist, and hearing specialist on site daily.|
|Parking and transportation||There is plenty of public parking on the side streets or underground at nearby buildings.|
|Social and recreation programs||There is an active Resident Council, recreation 7 days a week, a Music Therapist, Art Therapist, and horticultural activities in addition to the regular recreation activities.|
|Spiritual program||Our Pastor is onsite 3 days a week and provides spiritual guidance to over 30 faiths. We have weekly communion, monthly Sikh drums, and regular choirs and visits from several religious communities.|
|Pets||Kinsmen Lodge has several pets including three cats, three rabbits, 5 birds and several fish in the neighbourhoods and the pond in the back garden. Pets can visit provided on leash until assessed.|
|Medical assistance in dying||On-site assessment and on-site provision available.|
|Hairdressing||Hairdressing is available most mornings Monday - Thursday.|
|Foot and nail care||The Podiatrist visits weekly and sees elders on a referral basis. The elders pays for the treatment our of their comfort account.|
|Additional services||The Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist are each on site 2 days a week and give guidance to the Rehab Assistant for exercise programs. They assess mobility and wheelchair maintenance. Kinsmen Lodge charges a $15 monthly fee for therapies including PT, OT, Music and Art as all benefit from these activities.|
Parking and Transportation
Well lit parking lot on site. Within wheelchair / walking distance of a park, shopping centre and several health service providers.
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.