The Veterans Memorial Lodge is a 229-bed residential care facility with 115 priority access beds for veterans, 110 beds for seniors in the community and four respite care beds for veterans. The Lodge is the primary residential care facility for veterans. The Veterans Memorial Lodge has eight units called lodges. There are 14 to 45 residents on each lodge. Every lodge includes a dining room, specialized bathing room and access to a courtyard garden or patio. Resident rooms are equipped with an overhead lift system, hospital bed, clothes closet, drawers and a resident call system, plus an ensuite washroom with toilet and sink. Residents can personalize their rooms with pictures, a television and small additional furnishings. Please click on the following link to view the Resident and Family Handbook
Residents pay a monthly fee that is based on income according to a fee structure set by the British Columbia Ministry of Health. The fee covers accommodation, basic supplies and equipment, and meals. Some services - such as cable television and hairdressing - are provided on a fee-for-service basis.
Most prescribed medications are covered under Pharmacare and are provided at no cost. Residents pay for medications not covered by Pharmacare. Veterans may receive additional funding through Veterans Affairs Canada for some services, equipment and supplies. Residents are informed about all fees and costs when an offer of admission is made.