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
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.
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.