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Seniors Care and Healthy Aging

Aging gracefully

A whole new approach to seniors care.

It’s hard to imagine anything more meaningful or rewarding than improving care for seniors.

That’s why Providence Health Care and Providence Living are pioneering a whole new model of care for older adults in acute care and for residents in long-term care. And it starts by asking seniors and their families what they want and what matters most. With this, we are changing everything.

  • We are bridging the gaps between home care, acute care, and specialized care.
  • We are supporting older adults to stay independent and live at home for as long as possible.
  • If the time comes for long-term care, we are welcoming residents into spaces that feel and function more like a real home.
  • We are safeguarding dignity and autonomy and honouring each person’s values, traditions, and interests.

And this is just the beginning. Looking ahead, we’re developing a bricks-and-mortar Centre for Healthy Aging on the campus of the new St. Paul’s Hospital. And we’re building Canada’s first public, non-profit care village (modelled after the “dementia village” concept) in Comox.

We have a vision, a mandate, and a 128-year history of compassionate care. All we need now is you. Join us and transform seniors’ lives.

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Centre for Healthy Aging

The future of seniors care has never been brighter.

Looking forward, the Centre for Healthy Aging on the campus of the new St. Paul’s Hospital will become BC’s first “one-stop shop” for seniors care.

The Centre will become a hub for older adults and their families across the Lower Mainland to access the complex medical, social, and cognitive care they need to remain safe and independent in their home communities. Looking to the future, Providence envisions creating satellite centres across BC.

This is the kind of holistic care that distinguishes Providence from its peers. And it gives us a unique opportunity to shape seniors care as part of a continuum helping older adults across BC get the right care, at the right time, and in the right place.

Your support will have a profound and lasting impact on seniors and their families across BC.

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If not us, who? If not now, when?

  • Fully 25% of the patients at St. Paul’s Hospital and 50% of the patients at Mount St. Joseph Hospital are over age 70.
  • Providence Living has 7 long-term care and assisted-living homes and serves more than 900 seniors.
  • We have a 128-year history of providing compassionate care, of meeting people where they are in their journey, and of treating everyone with respect regardless of their age or infirmity.

Our work to reimagine seniors care was already well underway when the pandemic hit. What we’ve learned since then has us doubling down on our efforts to move the dial and to move it quickly.

This is the kind of care you want for your loved ones. It’s the kind of care you’d want for yourself.

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“Adela’s care was out of this world. I could see – I could feel – what the care aides were doing for her and the other residents. They were always there no matter what we needed. They were like family.”

– Joe Busko, 25-year donor to St. Paul’s Foundation, whose late wife Adela lived at Brock Fahrni.

Read Joe and Adela’s poignant story. And find out what Joe did to honour his beloved wife’s memory.

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When you give, you help families at their most vulnerable. And you give caregivers the tools and equipment they need to make our residents more comfortable. Thank you!

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