About Columbus Residence
“The elderly are not only to be considered the object of our concern, closeness and service. They themselves have a valuable contribution to make to the Gospel of life. Thanks to the rich treasury of experiences they have acquired throughout the years, the elderly can and must be sources of wisdom and witnesses of hope and love.”
~ Pope John Paul II
Columbus Residence is a faith-based organization providing Complex Care and Independent Housing to those living in the Columbus Community. We are called to continue the healing ministry of Jesus and are committed to provide holistic, compassionate care in a multicultural, homelike environment.
To be a home alive with hope, joy, meaning and motivation; entrusted to provide compassionate quality care to the community we serve.
Our Values & Beliefs
In carrying out our Mission, we strive to live our values of Spirituality, Justice, Stewardship, Mission Integration and Ethical Reflection.
We believe in treating residents, tenants, staff, family and the general public with honesty, equality, compassion, dignity and respect. We believe in a wellness approach and in using a multi-disciplinary team to provide holistic quality resident care. Our approach includes:
- Focusing on our Mission as we integrate our beliefs and our actions
- Providing opportunities for spiritual growth and prayer
- Making a commitment to life-long learning opportunities
- Pursuing informed participative decision making and problem solving
- Providing opportunities for people to develop their potential
- Respecting and advocating residents’ responsibilities and rights, including privacy, confidentiality and individuality
- Creating a work environment that is consistent with our values
Columbus Residence ~ A New Vision
Our Position on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)
As a faith-based healthcare organization committed to the inherent dignity of every person, Columbus Residence has an ethical and moral opposition to MAiD. As a publicly-funded facility and knowing there is a range of deeply held societal views on MAiD, we will provide individuals requesting information our policy and other written materials.
While we shall not condone or be involved in MAiD, the organization reaffirms its commitment to providing quality palliative and end-of-life care that addresses physical, psychological and spiritual needs.
We encourage you to ask any questions or discuss any concerns regarding our policy on MAiD with our Director of Care or Director of Spiritual Care.