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Our Services

Villa Cathay provides professional care and a full range of supportive services to fulfill seniors’ leisure and recreation needs at our senior care home located in Strathcona, Vancouver. Our goal is to foster a sense of independence and promote seniors’ ability and dignity.

Recreational Activities

The recreation programs aim to engage residents in meaningful ways that further enhance residents’ general well-being. Seniors will have the option to participate in individual or group recreational programs where they aim to engage seniors in meaningful ways. From Mahjong, Arts and Crafts, Montessori, or Bingo, seniors can participate in a variety of activities. See a sample of the Activities Calendar here!

Senior Recreational Activities

Art Therapy

Art therapy helps seniors express themselves when other types of communication may be declining. At our nursing home, seniors can express their creative self from painting, knitting, folding origami to creating collages. As such, art therapy helps to sharpen the seniors’ minds, enhance their cognitive functions and helps seniors to regain a sense of well-being.

 

 

 

 

 

Dietary Program

Every day, our residents enjoy a rotating menu of Chinese cuisines, with additional afternoon & evening snacks. Our registered dietitians design and supervise the process to ensure that we meet the individual dietary needs of all our residents.

We have an on-site kitchen team who prepare our nutritional meals with fresh ingredients every day. Alternative nutritious entrees and vegetarian options are available on request.

Sample Menu

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
1. Oatmeal OR Congee of the Day 1. Lotus Root Soup 1. Winter Melon Soup
2. Egg of the day 2. Tofu and Minced Pork Stew 2. Steamed salmon
3. Bread OR Toast with spread of choice 3. Shanghai Bok Choy 3. Yu Choy (Siu Choy)
4. Rice or Congee 4. Rice or Congee
5. Fresh Fruit 5. Jello

Housekeeping Services

We provide housekeeping services to all residents, using certified eco-friendly products whenever possible. Laundry service is also available for personal clothing.

Cultural Activities

As a Chinese long-term care home, in addition to regular holidays celebrated in Canada, we also celebrate cultural events and holidays throughout the year that are meaningful to our seniors. Events like:

  • Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year
  • Mid-Autumn Festival
  • Chinese Spring Festival
  • Dragon Boat Festival

Chinese New Year Celebration with Seniors

 

Rehabilitation Team

Villa Cathay’s rehabilitation team consists of a physiotherapist (PT) and a rehabilitation assistant (RA). Together, they work closely with seniors, families, and other members of the team in promoting residents’ mobility, physical functioning, and falls prevention.

Physiotherapist Exercising With Senior

Advocacy

Our Social Worker supports residents and families from the very first day of moving into Villa Cathay and pays particular attention to changes related to the seniors’ health and emotional conditions.

For instance, she advocates for the practical and psycho-social needs of all new seniors who live at our nursing home. Supportive counseling is provided to both seniors and family members during the transition if it is needed.

The Social Worker may also assist with advanced care planning, applying for benefits and reviewing eligibility. At the same time, they can facilitate access to HandyDART services, Red Cross equipment loan program and Public Guardian and Trustee. For a complete list of external senior services available, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

In-House Dental Program

As a part of our interdisciplinary services, since 2017, Villa Cathay has been in partnership with the UBC Geriatric Dentistry Program to provide our residents with in-house teeth cleaning and maintenance services once a week.

Government-Subsidized & Private-Pay Beds

Villa Cathay Care Home provides equal long-term care services for both government-subsidized and private-pay clients. Included in the monthly fee, these services for both clients are as follows:

  • 24-hour professional nursing and personal care (bathing, grooming, dressing, personal hygiene, feeding, etc.)
  • Accommodation in a safe and secure environment (private room with en-suite shower and washroom)
  • Development and maintenance of a care plan
  • Clinical support services (e.g., rehabilitation and social work services) as identified in the care plan
  • Ongoing, planned physical, social, and recreational activities (e.g., exercise, music programs, crafts, games)
  • Nutritious meals, including therapeutic diets prescribed by a physician
  • Meal replacements and nutrition supplements as specified in the care plan or by a physician
  • Routine laundry service for bed linens, towels, washcloths, and all articles of clothing that can be washed without special attention to the laundering process
  • General hygiene supplies, including but are not limited to soap, toilet paper, etc.
  • Routine medical supplies
  • Incontinence management
  • Basic wheelchairs for personal exclusive use
  • Basic cleaning and maintenance of wheelchairs
  • Support and relief for families and loved ones who are providing care

The following items are not covered in the monthly fee and may be applicable to the client:

  • Medications not covered by MSP/PharmaCare or client’s extended health insurance (such as over-the-counter medication, vitamins and supplements)
  • Care, services, and equipment not covered by MSP or extended health insurance (such as podiatrist, specialized wheelchair, specialty mattress, etc.)
  • Ambulance and personal transportation (such as HandyDART or taxi)
  • Purchase or rental of equipment exclusive for the resident (such as hearing aid, hip protectors, canes or walkers)
  • Supplements or supplies of a designated brand not provided in Villa Cathay
  • Companion service
  • Standardized labelling of client’s clothing
  • Personal cable TV, telephone, internet, installation, and monthly fees
  • Personal newspaper, magazines, and periodicals subscriptions
  • Special outings
  • Purchases made at Villa Cathay’s gift shop

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