Welcome to Broadway Lodge.
Broadway Lodge is a 114 bedroom care home situated just outside Granville Island in Vancouver. We are a Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certified site (RHF-916-00731).
At the Lodge we strive to affirm the dignity of the individual, and encourage participation of both the resident and family in decision-making. We endeavour to create and maintain a caring environment for residents, families, staff, and volunteers.
As a dynamic organization, we continually strive to improve services and programs towards the excellence modelled by Christ’s life and teachings.
We are celebrating 40 years in senior care.
We are proud to have as our motto “excellence in care”.
On October 6, 2021, the Provincial Health Officer and the Ministry of Health announced updated requirements for visitation in long-term care homes. In recognition of the added layer of protection provided by the COVID-19 vaccines, and given the vulnerability of residents in long-term care homes even when fully immunized themselves, all visitors (both essential and social visitors) are now required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, excluding children under 12 years or those with an approved medical exemption. Proof of vaccination (e.g. BC Vaccine Card or equivalent) is required prior to entering the care home.
- Visitors must show proof they are fully vaccinated with two doses of COVID-19 vaccine to enter the care home (excluding children under 12 years or those with an approved medical exemption).
- Visitors to the Lodge will be required to undergo Rapid Antigen testing. Please plan an extra 20 minute at the top of your visit to receive your test. For those who visit on a daily basis, testing is only required a maximum of three times per week. (See below for updates on home testing for qualified visitors.)
- Note that visiting hours have been adjusted to 11:30-7:30pm to ensure staffing to conduct screening and Rapid Antigen testing at the door.
- All visitors are required to wear, and will be provided with, a medical grade mask throughout the building, for the duration of the visit.
Thank you for your strict adherence and understanding of these requirements. Please continue to monitor the BC Centre for Disease Control website on COVID-19 updates, information and resources.
We appreciate your understanding of our need to follow the PHO guidelines in order to protect the health and safety of residents, staff, volunteers and visitors. Thank you for your patience and cooperation when being screened to enter the Lodge. We appreciate your support.
VISITATION AND RAPID ANTIGEN TESTING UPDATE
Dear Family and Friends,
We would like to follow up regarding visitation and Rapid Antigen Testing changes pending for Friday, March 18th.
In response to the changes announced on March 10th by Dr. Henry, going forward we will be taking a two pronged approach to testing. For those of you who are regular visitors, that is 2 or more times per week, we will be sending RA Test Kits home with you to test prior to attending the Lodge. You will be required to confirm that you have taken a test, and it is a negative result, within the last 48-hours as part of your screening to enter the Lodge.
For those who receive RA Test Kits, instruction sheets and videos on how to conduct rapid antigen tests can be found here: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/rapid-antigen-testing/rapid-testing-at-home?gclid=Cj0KCQjwuMuRBhCJARIsAHXdnqM45NN_qGlEvtjLQvbr-mCKxv2sIM8RDSJrP6Im9M4W5–Bj9QsatcaAlnaEALw_wcB
To determine who will receive test kits, we will review the visitation logs and provide the Kits as appropriate. Please do not hesitate to ask when you arrive if you qualify for a kit.
For those who are occasional visitors less than two times a week, you will be tested at the door in keeping with the current practice – up to 3 times in a given week.
To be clear, this approach to testing – with some tests being done at home – may at any time be revoked and reverted back to everyone testing at the door should there be an increase in incidences of COVID-19 in the community.
We hope that this approach will lend to more comfort and greater efficiency at the screening area when you come to the Lodge. It is our intention to provide the most comfortable, safe, and efficient screening for all who seek to visit loved ones at Broadway Lodge. Please bear with us as we get this system organized and launched starting on Friday, March 18th.
Lastly, while we return to open visiting, just a reminder that the ‘fully vaccinated’ requirement for visitors to have two vaccinations minimum is still in place. The number of visitors is not restricted, however, please bear in mind resident room space is limited and increased numbers of visitors will cause delays in screening at the entrance. All visitors will be expected to wear masks at all times within the building except when visiting in the resident’s room. Please note that visiting is allowed in resident rooms only and not in common areas. The exception would be that you may visit outside in the penthouse garden or go out into the community to visit. Finally, it is important to note that visiting hours remain in place from 11:30am to 7:30pm for all social visitors.
Thank you for your collaboration and support as we move forward.
As new information becomes available, we will update this page.
Wishing you all the best in health and safety!
Broadway Lodge Management
Website prepared by: Ivan Chan Photography