How to Become a Resident

resident handbook

If you or a family member have complex care needs, can no longer remain at home safely or require 24 hour nursing care in a supervised and secure environment, you may apply to your local Health Authority for residential care program and request that Villa Cathay be your preferred facility. The Health Authority will do an assessment to confirm that you or your family member meets the criteria. The costs for your care is generally based on your income, and the representative of the Health Authority will inform you of the rate before the move-in. If you currently reside in Vancouver, you can obtain more information from the Residential Care page of the Vancouver Coastal Health website (click here). Alternatively, you may apply directly to Villa Cathay Care Home as a private pay resident when a vacancy is available. To apply, please contact our Social Service Office by phone (604-215-3537) or send an e-mail (

Facility Tours

If you or your family member require professional care and are considering becoming a resident in Villa Cathay, we invite you to visit us. This will be a great opportunity to meet our team and learn about the passion in our care and services for seniors. To book an appointment to tour our facility, please contact our Social Service Office by phone (604-215-3537) or send us an e-mail (