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Our Amenities

We design the amenities in our senior home with the senior in mind, focusing on improving each senior’s quality of life. Our home aims to enhance every senior’s comfort, sense of autonomy, self-efficacy, and dignity. Moving into the new 10-storey nursing home in November, 2019, it is now home for 127 seniors.

Private Room with En-suite BathroomHome Care for Elderly: Private Resident Room

All of our seniors’ rooms are individual, private rooms with en-suite bathrooms. It has floor-to-ceiling windows that draw in a lot of natural light and includes hi-low full-electric bed, ceiling lift, nursing call system, and senior-friendly furniture.

Seniors can personalize their own rooms and re-arrange the furniture in the room to suit their own preferences, evoking a stronger feeling of “home”. They can also shower comfortably and safely in their own private bathrooms.

Dining Room and Lounge

Senior Home Amenities: Dining Room and Lounge

Villa Cathay adopts a “Household Design”; each floor resembles and functions like a “household.” Seniors can access the common living spaces from their own private rooms. The dining room & lounge is perfect for communal meals and activities; meanwhile, this home-like environment cultivates social interaction & inclusion – a feeling of “community.”

Mealtimes are a highlight of our day. It is our goal to give each resident a pleasurable dining experience. Our Clinical Dietitian carefully curates our daily Chinese menu. We prepare customized diets and textures to suit the individual senior’s dietary needs, such as low-salt, minced, or puree meals.

SPA Room

Senior Home Amenities: Spa Room Available on Every Senior Floor

A therapeutic bathtub is available for seniors to use in the SPA room. The room is equipped with a ceiling lift to help safely transfer seniors into the bath tub if they want a bath.


Senior Home Amenities: Sun Deck

An outdoor space that is equipped with a 7ft high clear safety guard rail is available to seniors from the 5th to 10th floor. Seniors can enjoy fresh air in their own floor.

Exercise & Rehab Centre

Senior Home Amenities: Exercise and Rehabilitation Room

Seniors can benefit from the new amenities room, located on the 8th Floor of the East Tower. Our Registered Physiotherapist designs and tailors exercise plans that will help to improve functions, maintain mobility, and optimize wellness.

Dental Clinic

Senior Home Amenities: Dental Room

With the support from UBC Geriatric Dentistry Program, Villa Cathay seniors receive free dental care in-house at Villa Cathay. Our seniors in wheelchairs can also now Dental Clinic receive dental services because the dental room is equipped with a ceiling lift!

Care Conference Room

Senior Home Amenities: Meeting Room

This meeting room is where the senior, family, and the interdisciplinary care team will meet to discuss the senior’s care plan.

Hair Salon

Senior Home Amenities: Hair Salon

In addition to our new amenities, our team of volunteer professional hairdressers  come to give haircuts at no cost for the Villa Cathay seniors.

View a Phase 1 Floor Plan Here!

These amenities will be available when the West Pavilion of Phase 2 of the Villa Cathay Rejuvenation Project is complete:


The Auditorium is located right by the lobby, which will be across from the current receptionist desk. We will be able to host entertainment programs of larger scale, like singing and dancing performance groups, bingo, and other various special programs. Residents can come to the Auditorium to enjoy programs and mingle with residents from other floors. The Auditorium will be wheelchair accessible and have an oven and stove to enhance the variety of recreation activities for our seniors.


The garden offers a landscaped outdoor area where residents can take a walk and enjoy the breeze on a sunny day. It connect to the lobby through the cultural corridor on the first floor. The paved walkways and benches support residents so that they can rest as they stroll through the garden. There will be raised, wheelchair accessible plant beds so seniors will have access to horticultural activities.

Specialized Dementia Care

We are designing a floor dedicated to Dementia Care once Phase 2 is complete. It features a dementia-friendly doorway design and enhances safety access to a secured outdoor garden.

Phase 2 Rejuvenation Project

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