Visitor access restrictions
As of March 16, 2020 all Vancouver Coastal Health long-term care homes are restricting visitor access to “essential visitors” only – compassionate visits.
We understand the importance to families of keeping a human connection with their loved ones during this time. We have options for Communicating with Your Loved One When Visitor Restrictions are in Place (PDF).
As of July 17/20, and following the guidelines as set out by the BC Centre for Disease Control, the Provincial Health Officer and the Ministry of Health, we began “Social Visits” for residents of our home.
In this first phase of Social Visits, all residents are able to designate one visitor. This visitor will be the same visitor for all Social Visits, until such time that the restrictions change, and more visitors are allowed to be named. All Social Visits must be booked in advance and the designated visitor should familiarize themselves with the Columbus LTC Visitation Safety Plan.
Columbus Covid-19 Fund
Since early March, the expenses related to implementing safety and hygiene protocols at Columbus Residence has increased our non-labour costs by approximately $5000 each month. Your donation will fund some of the additional costs and help provide activities like our ‘Window Visit Days’.
Reminders to Families:
Dropping Off Items for Residents: Drop off times for items for residents are Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays) from 9am to 2pm – NO EXCEPTIONS. Items dropped off outside of these hours will be picked up from the drop off box, sanitized and delivered at the next drop off day. NO drop offs on weekends, or evenings or during social visits outside of the established drop off times. Please do not call Care staff to retrieve drop off items as our Care team need to be focused on delivering care on the Care floors.
Social Visits: Our social visits protocols have not changed. Only one person may be the designated visitor. It has recently been observed that some families are arriving with more than one person for a visit. This does not follow provincial regulations and is not approved. Please abide by all social visiting protocols. Failure to do so could result in suspension of visiting privileges for families not adhering to protocols.
Columbus Community Updates:
- Community Update: September 10th
- Office of the Seniors Advocate of B.C. Survey: “Staying Apart to Stay Safe: the Impact of Visitor Restrictions on Long-Term Care and Assisted Living Residents in B.C.”
- Family Education Zoom Workshops with Emily Carr & VCH: Sharing ideas about how to connect with our loved ones in long-term care.
- “Windows Visits” Program expanded beginning June 8, 2020
- New Program: “Window Visits” Beginning May 25, 2020. By appointment.
- Mother’s Day Message to Family & Friends May 8, 2020
- “Planning for future care needs”: Invitation to a Webinar for Families Wednesday April 29 @ 1 p.m.
- “Planning for future care needs”: Invitation to a Webinar for Families Wednesday April 22 @ 2 p.m.
- Easter Message to Family & Friends April 9, 2020
- April 6, 2020
- March 25, 2020
Columbus Residence is sending a special message of support to family, friends,
co-workers, residents and all essential workers during this time of Covid-19.
We look forward to seeing and singing with everyone again soon!
A Loving & Homelike Environment
We are a non-profit society offering long-term care services and dementia care for 76 residents. We also provide 23 one bedroom apartments for independently living tenants.
We are located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
At Columbus Residence we are committed to providing the highest standard of care in a warm, loving and homelike environment. We support and encourage each resident’s unique personhood and our care services are holistic and wellness oriented as we address the physical, spiritual, emotional, social and educational needs of our residents.
We strive to create a sense of community and our dedicated team of staff are here to ensure our residents are kept safe and comfortable.
Columbus Residence is a non-profit organization founded by the Knights of Columbus, Vancouver Council 1081. Our faith based residence is shaped by our beliefs and values, by the residents and tenants living here, and by our committed staff, board of directors and volunteers.
Take a Tour!
Columbus Residence offers regularly scheduled tours for those individuals interested in seeing our home and finding out more about what life is like in our community. Tours are by appointment only. If you would like to join one of our scheduled tours, please call during regular office hours : 604.321.4405. Note: We are unable to accommodate personal tours in the evening or on weekends.
Our residence is located in South Vancouver in the Marpole district. We are conveniently close to major transit routes including a Canada Line skytrain station just two blocks east at Cambie Street and SW Marine Drive. Bridge access to Richmond and Vancouver International Airport is just a few blocks away. » View Location Map
Columbus Residence has attained the highest level of performance, achieving excellence in meeting the requirements of the accreditation program.
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Donors play a tremendous role in helping us fulfill our Mission by sponsoring our varied programs and services and by providing funds to enhance the physical comfort and peacefulness of our home.