Gibsons – Christenson Village
585 Shaw Road
Gibsons, BC V0N 1V8
Ph: (604) 886-8747
Fax: (604) 886-8790
60 Assisted Living Suites
Three 10-Bed Dementia Care Cottages
50 Complex Care Suites
Christenson Village offers seniors multiple levels of support and the opportunity to age in place.
The Assisted Living program at Christenson Village consists of 60 one bedroom suites and offers residents the flexibility to prepare breakfast and lunch in their own suite, if they choose. Residents pay rent, which includes 2 daily meals, housekeeping and linen service, and TeleCare® emergency response system.
Christenson Village includes 50 licensed complex care suites, each with a bathroom and wheelchair accessible shower. All suites are furnished with a bed, night table, dresser and side chair. Residents are encouraged to bring some of their own belongings.
There are three dementia care cottages at Christenson Village. Each of the three cottages features a unique duplex designed to create a home-like setting for 10 residents. Each half of the duplex has 5 bedrooms, living room with fireplace, kitchen and secure access to a fenced yard. Residents are included in the events of daily living to the extent that they are accustomed and able.
The care component of the dementia care program is based more on a social rather than a medical model of care. Personal autonomy and competencies are emphasized. Residents can participate in daily activities associated with a home-like environment. These kinds of opportunities are difficult, if not impossible, to offer in large care centres.
Key elements of this model of care are:
- Creation of a familiar, home-like environment
- Combining privacy of accommodation with the security of around-the-clock staffing
- Use of familiar household routines for resident activities
- Staff serve as role models to engage residents in activities
Admission is coordinated through the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Long Term Care Coordinator at Home Care Services at (604) 741-0726.
Christenson Village is located about two blocks away from the center of town with a large treed site near community walking paths. The facility is named "Christenson Village" after the original owners of the property who dedicated this location for a seniors care center.