St. Vincent’s: Brock Fahrni is home to 148 residents, many of whom are armed forces veterans.
St. Vincent’s: Brock Fahrni is a long-term care home located on Vancouver’s west side. It is home to 148 residents, many of whom are armed forces veterans. The facility includes an Artworks Studio, a chapel, sunny/shady patio and greenhouse. Each floor features a large dayroom/dining room with a fireplace, where residents can gather to share in activities. We have a few private rooms, semi-private rooms and mostly four-bed rooms.
Brock Fahrni has a diverse and multicultural resident population with our caregivers representing a similar diversity of cultures. Our residents live in community areas called neighbourhoods. There are approximately 25 residents living in each neighbourhood and our caregivers consistently work in the same neighbourhoods to build strong relationships with residents and family members. We have six neighbourhoods; three neighbourhoods on each of our two floors. All neighbourhoods have an alcove/lounge with a TV and eating area. The alcoves are areas where residents can enjoy time alone; visit with family or share special times with friends.
Many of our rooms contain four beds to a room. There are also four semi private rooms and six private rooms per floor. Each room contains a bed, wardrobe and dresser for each resident and all rooms have a washroom. We encourage residents to personalize their rooms with cherished possessions, photographs and mementos.
A separate quiet room is located on each floor for residents and families to have private visits. Both floors feature a large dining room/activity area. Located within this room is an inviting fireplace, kitchenette and large screen TV where residents can gather to engage in activities. Special events are planned regularly, including family nights, pub nights and birthday celebrations.
Our programs are greatly enriched by our association with Veterans Affairs Canada, the Royal Canadian Legion and Army Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada. Each of our veteran’s rooms have a symbol identifying the resident as a vet. We have regular legion visits and an annual Remembrance Day ceremony. Watch a video of our Remembrance Day ceremony here. In addition we have a summer candle lighting ceremony to commemorate our vets.
We encourage residents to personalize their rooms with cherished possessions, photographs and mementos and to get to know their neighbours, who they are and where they came from. Special events are planned regularly, including family nights and birthday celebrations.
Our work to keep our community warm and inviting, where:
- All people are welcome and welcome each other.
- The care of the body and spirit are equally valued.
- The day is filled with all kinds of activities – both planned and unplanned.
- Animals, plants, children and the wider community are part of your daily life.
- You have choice in your daily activities.
- You feel recognized and valued for who you are, your life experiences and your abilities.
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