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Paloma & Usha
Paloma Leon, Recreation Coordinator & Jean

Columbus Residence Celebrates 30 years

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.

Visiting Columbus Residence

Effective March 18th 2022 we are delighted to welcome back all visitors!

Visits must be planned and booked in advance.  You can start booking visits now for March 18, and dates beyond, through: visits@columbus

All visitors will require a rapid covid test when they arrive for their visit (exceptions are end of life visits and for children under 12)Due to the rapid testing requirement for all visitors, and our need to manage the number of visits and/or visitors at the front entrance, all visits must be planned and booked in advance.

Booking (arrival) times are between 9:40 am-11:15 am and 1:00 pm-4:15 pm daily.  To accommodate resident meal times, morning visitors are to leave by 12:00 noon and afternoon visitors by 5:00 pm.

Given the space resident rooms offer, we recommend a maximum of 3 visitors (2 adults/1 child) from one household per visit.  When booking, provide the number and names of people visiting to ensure we have the appropriate space and have allotted sufficient time to do rapid testing.

While Covid restrictions in the province have eased, restrictions in LTC homes, with the exception of social visits, remain unchanged to protect vulnerable residents.

A reminder of the preventative and infection control measures in place at Columbus Residence:

  • Vaccination, screening and masking (masks must be worn in all common areas and in elevators and we encourage visitors to keep their masks on while in their loved one’s room)
  • Hand hygiene, physical distancing and not coming to the care home when sick
  • Visitors should not enter common areas, other than the elevator and hallways to get to and from resident rooms

As visits are scheduled, and that time saved for you, please arrive on time.  If you do not come at the scheduled time, you may have a long waiting time or risk not being able to proceed with your visit, as some days may have a tight schedule.  We appreciate your cooperation.

If for some reason you cannot attend your scheduled visit, please notify that you need to cancel or reschedule your visit.

If you have any questions, please let the Visits/Screening team know, and they will try to assist, or forward you on to a Manager who will assist.

We look forward seeing you soon!


Everyone who comes into a long-term care home must wear a medical mask (provided) while in elevators and common areas for the duration of their stay (visitors are encouraged to continue wearing their mask while in resident rooms).

If you are sick, with any symptoms, please stay home, and wait until you do not have any further symptoms.  If you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive with Covid in the last 5 days, we ask that you hold off visiting for a minimum of 5 days.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in minimizing risk to your loved one, all residents and our staff and community.

For more information on current provincial restrictions and PHO orders, visit:

Online Auction

Columbus Residence needs to replace its existing tubs. Over our 30 years, Columbus has been able to create wonderful spa-like bathing environments for our residents—spaces that promote hygiene, relaxation and well-being.  This auction will help raise funds so we ensure our residents maintain their quality of life.

The Auction Has Now Begun!!!

Auction ends November 8th 2022 at 1:00 pm (PST).

Click here to browse auction items and get your bids in now!




Our Location

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

Support Columbus Residence

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.

Letters of Appreciation

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