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.

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

Synagogue and Chaplain – A resident Chaplain 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

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