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The Fraser Health Authority (FHA) manages admission to funded suites based on level of acute needs. Helpful link: “Planning For Your Care Needs: Helping in Selecting a Residential Care Facility” Fraser Health
Admission by Fraser Health is based on priority need of the individual and not on first-come-first served basis. Fraser Health manages a master wait list; therefore the wait length is unknown to us.
Usually only 48 hours from “bed offer” to admission. We understand completely that such short notice may be difficult for the family. We work closely with you to minimize the stress for everyone, especially our new resident who needs lots of support as he/she adjusts to new surroundings.
Monthly rent charges are set by the BC Ministry of Health. The rent you pay is determined by your taxable income and is calculated at the time of your assessment. Any costs not funded by the Ministry of Health are the responsibility of the resident and/or the resident’s family. Rents are due on the first of the month and payable by pre-authorized debit.
When residents are in hospital, the monthly rent continues to be charged as the room is reserved for the resident.
Yes, George Derby Care Centre is a Complex Care Facility and provides care for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias plus many other age-related conditions.
Our facility has 80 private rooms and 15 double rooms. A shared room may be the first option available and then transfer is arranged to a single room when one becomes available and is appropriate.
Kiwanis Care Centre has qualified nursing staff (RNs, RPNs) and certified Care Aides on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The nurse on duty will ensure that prescribed medication is taken and noted on the health record. Our pharmacy dispenses all medications, and the nurse on duty administers the medication according to the doctor’s orders. Outside medication cannot be brought in.
Kiwanis Care Centre is a secure environment. Staff are aware of and assist any resident who tends to wander. A “Wandergard” system is used at Kiwanis Care Centre to minimize elopements. This means residents at risk for elopement will wear a specialized bracelet that triggers the alarm at the door if they try to leave unescorted.
Small quantities of non-perishable foods may be kept in your room in air tight containers. Refrigerated items must be stored in the resident fridge in the unit dining area. Please make sure you have your name and date on these items. (Fridges are not permitted in resident rooms.) Thermoses can be filled with hot water at meal times.
Alcoholic beverages are allowed (with doctor’s permission) under staff supervision. Alcohol is not permitted in individual rooms; however, it may be kept at the nursing station and obtained upon request.
Jacks for private telephone lines and basic cable vision are available in all rooms. There is a flat rate charged to all residents for cablevision. Residents are responsible for arranging and paying for telephone service and additional cable service packages.
Comfortable beds equipped with safety features are provided, as is a dresser and nightstand. However residents are encouraged to bring small accessory pieces of furniture to make their own room comfortable and familiar, as long as it does not cause a safety issue.
In the interest of safety, small appliances such as electric blankets, heating pads, irons and kettles are not permitted. Televisions, radios, and other electrical items must be approved for safety by the Maintenance Department prior to use.
We regret that residents are not allowed to bring their pets to live with them. However, we do encourage visitors to bring their pets when dropping by. The following rules apply when a pet is visiting:
(except Statutory Holidays)
George Derby Centre
7550 Cumberland Street
Or contact Fraser Health Authority at:
Home Help Service Line: 1-855-412-2121