Fraser Hope Lodge is a Fraser Health owned and operated residential care facility, and home to 49 permanent residents and 1 respite client. The Lodge consists of two (2) buildings, includes multiple outdoor spaces, and gorgeous mountain views.
“Love is spoken here” is more than a stencil on the wall at the front entrance. The staff here pride themselves on providing excellent care with a very personal touch – Hope is a small town, and the feeling of a close-knit community pervades the units.
We are the only rural residential care facility in Fraser Health, and the sole facility in the town of Hope to provide this level of care (24 hr/day complex nursing care).
Staff are a great mix of locals and those who are attracted to providing health services in a small, rural community.
Meals are cooked on-site, in the hospital Kitchen located just down the hall from the facility.
Ongoing medical care for all residents is provided by a nurse-practitioner, who is at the facility 2-3 times per week.
After hours medical care/consultation provided by the physician in the ER (on site).
Fraser Hope Lodge has 50 publicly subsidized residential care beds. There are 46 single occupancy and two double occupancy rooms.
|Room features and personalization||Majority of resident rooms are private, although double rooms are available for couples or friends that wish to room together.
Rooms include a hospital bed, mattress, dresser, side table and/or over-bed table, closet/wardrobe, side chair, bulletin board, large windows that open, blinds and/or curtains and/or sheers, bathroom (some with showers). Bed linens and towels provided. Have a sleeper chair available for family members to stay overnight if a resident is very sick or they are holding vigil at the end of life.
Residents are highly encouraged to bring in personal bed-covers (size:single), pictures, paintings, photos, and some sentimental momentos. Depending on their needs, a personal easy chair may be brought in as well. We encourage flat TVs up to 32-inches (wall-mount included in the room). We have had some residents bring in their computers, and even a musical keyboard.
|Accessibility||The facility is one level, and is wheel-chair accessible, as are the outdoor spaces.|
|Security|| The front door and the unit doors are key-padded.
We do not have Wanderguards.
Outdoor spaces have fences or are surrounded by the building.
CCTV cameras in various areas enable some video monitoring.
Security staff on-site in the evening and overnight.
|Smoking||No smoking on facility/health authority property.
Smokers can leave the property (if safe and able) or can be taken off-site by visitors.
|Location information||Attached to the hospital.
Close to restaurants, the assisted living facility, and small markets.
Very limited transit options.
|Additional site features||Adult Day Program co-located in the facility (more socialization, helps to maintain connections).
Rich Activity Program, including Music & Memory.
Lab and medical imaging located on-site.
|Parking and transportation||Free visitor parking next to the facility.
Limited public bus service, but bus stop located across the street.
|Social and recreation programs||Activity programming created by and often led by a Recreation Therapist. Exercise groups, sing-alongs, live music, arts and crafts, weekly bus outings for meals, sight-seeing, shopping, multi-sensory time, card games, bingo, baking, BBQs, pool parties, campfire sing-alongs, picnics, church services, bowling, inter-generational (Mother Goose Rhymes Across Time) programs, Music & Memory, Movies. We attend community events and fairs when able.|
|Spiritual program||We have various local churches that come, either during the week, or on the weekend, to hold regular services.
We have a Spiritual Care Provider on staff who visits once a week.
We have a Sacred Space that allows for smudging ceremonies.
|Pets||We welcome friendly, leashed dogs with up-to-date vaccination status. Cats may visit in a carrying case.
Fish tank on one unit.
|Medical assistance in dying||On-site assessment and on-site provision available.|
|Hairdressing||In the past we have had a hairdresser that was here once a week, but currently the salon is vacant. Family members are able to arrange mobile services to come in.|
|Foot and nail care||Uncomplicated foot and nail care is provided by our staff at no additional charge. Residents with complex foot or nail care needs should be seen by a professional service provider arranged for and paid by the family.|
|Additional services||A dental hygienist will assess each resident on admission and annually thereafter. She will create an oral care plan for the resident, and liase with the family about any needed dental or denture work, to facilitate dental care.|
Parking and Transportation
Clients must meet Home and Community Care requirements and criteria for admission. A health care needs assessment will be completed to confirm eligibility. See website for more information.
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.