Accredited with Exemplary Status (Accreditation Canada) in 2018.
Menno Hospital has a legacy of compassionate care from its beginning in 1960. Our vision is to be a global leader in geriatric services by providing quality care and quality of life in a compassionate Christian environment. Our mission is to provide homes and services that express our commitment to excellent care and enable residents to live with hope and dignity.
We accomplish our mission through dedicated and compassionate staff, interdisciplinary teams, vibrant volunteers, engagement with residents and family, visionary leadership, exceptional events, supportive pastoral care and our Life Enrichment Program.
Located on a campus-of-care, Menno Place (Menno Home, Menno Hospital and Menno Apartments) supports spouses living in separate levels of housing or care. Palliative care and pastoral care have a special emphasis. With a Life Enrichment Coordinator, there is an added level of caregiver support as residents and loved ones navigate the transition to long-term care. The campus has 22 special care beds for dementia.
Menno Hospital has 151 publicly subsidized long-term care beds consisting of 59 single occupancy, 43 double occupancy and two multiple occupancy rooms.
|Room features||Basics include an electric bed, a bedside table and dresser and all required linens. Each room has a closet, toilet and sink.
Residents may bring a television and additional furniture such as a small chair, chest of drawers, lamp, computer and plants. Pictures and wall hangings are encouraged. High-definition television and Wi-Fi are available.
|Accessibility||Menno Hospital is completely wheelchair accessible. Basic wheelchairs are provided free of charge. Residents requiring custom-fit wheelchairs/walkers must purchase separately.|
|Security||Lighted grounds, lighted parking lot, controlled access on all exterior doors, voice call bells at beside and bathrooms, “wandering” alert system, exterior video surveillance, night security, full fire detection and suppression system throughout the building, secure courtyard and lovely fountains.|
|Smoking||This is a non-smoking care community, however a covered outdoor space is provided for resident’s use.|
|Parking and transportation||Easy accessibility through the public transit bus system and HandyDart; taxi service. A free family parking pass is provided to each resident upon arrival for visitors to use. Additional parking is available for an hourly rate.|
|Additional site features||Menno Home has 196 suites and is located on an 11.5 acre campus of care which includes Menno Hospital with 151 long-term care residents; Terrace East – 96 Assisted Living suites; The Apartments – 220 Independent Living suites. The one-acre secure courtyard has a beautiful circle walk, water fountains and landscaped gardens.
Menno Hospital is located directly north of the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Center. It is located two blocks from Mill Lake Park and 2.6 kilometres from Seven Oaks Shopping Centre.
|Social and recreation programs||Social, recreation, leisure and activity programs are provided seven-days-a-week. Residents enjoy many opportunities including: outings, music, events, chapel services and an annual classic car show. The annual Butterfly Release, Remembrance Day service and Grandparent’s Day Fair are highlights. Concert in Care is a monthly concert provided by professional musicians. Recreation includes Java music therapy, walking program, two duet bikes and regular bus trips.|
|Spiritual program||Since 1960, Menno Hospital has been operated by the Mennonite Benevolent Society, a Christian organization that values peace, service and compassionate care for others. Menno Hospital embraces diversity.
We value: service, excellence, respect, values-driven, innovation, compassion and encouragement. Chaplains, spiritual support, interdenominational worship, chapel services and hymn sing are available for all who choose to take part. The Chapel seats 115 people and features a piano, media equipment and a stage.
Our palliative care approach recognizes the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of each resident. The passing quilt provides a tangible gesture of care that honors a resident’s passing and helps loved ones in their time of mourning.
|Pets||Many community guests bring their pets for regular visits. Volunteer pet therapists visit on a regular basis, bringing dogs, miniature horses, reptiles, birds and cats.|
Additional services (additional fees may apply)
|Hairdressing||Hair salon or barber available with associated fee.|
|Foot and nail care||Foot care nurse available with associated fee.|
|Additional services||A mobile dental team visits regularly (fee or service). An occupational therapist and a music therapist provide additional support along with library visits (no fee).
Resident council and Family and Friends weekly email newsletter enhance communication.