Supporting Resident Care

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Residents’ lives are enriched by a variety of programs and services funded through the Louis Brier Jewish Aged Foundation.

Vancouver Coastal Health provides basic funding for many services required in a seniors’ facility. We are fortunate to have a community of donors who recognize that life is not solely about a bed, food and medicine.

With the support of our valued donors, the Foundation is able to fund many programs and services that enhance quality of life.

Some of the services made possible through support of the Foundation include:

Medical Equipment – From specialized wheelchairs to fall prevention equipment

Dental Clinic – Thanks to our in-house dental clinic, residents have the convenience of accessing dental care without leaving the facility

Special Companion Program – Special companions provide one-on-one care to our residents who may require extra help with personal care, meal support or other needs

Resident Care Fund – Based on urgent requests, this fund provides support for basic needs, such as shoes, clothing or small equipment

Music Therapy – The Louis Brier employees a full-time music therapist who provides individual and group music sessions

Music and Entertainment Fund – The Home has a lively entertainment program, including outings and live musical performances

Volunteer Program Coordinator – The coordinator plans and oversees a team of 250 trained volunteers who assist with a vast range of programs and services that improve the lives of residents

Occupational Therapy –Residents have access to in-house rehabilitation, physio and massage therapy services

Care Equipment Fund – For items such as quilts, dressers or nebulizers, this fund provides for small equipment needs

Nursing Education – To support professional development for nursing staff

Synagogue and Chaplain – A resident Rabbi and an on-site synagogue support the spiritual needs of residents and help define the unique Jewish identity of the Home

Kosher Food and Mashgiach –The Home is a kosher facility with full mashgiach services. Kashrut observance is an important component of Jewish continuity

New Fund … Staff Education Fund – this fund will support ongoing professional development and education for Louis Brier and Weinberg staff

New Fund…Redevelopment Fund – this fund will support the planning and process for our new building