Birchview Residences Quick Facts

December 2020

Office of the Seniors Advocate British Columbia

Birchview Residences Quick Facts

December 2020

Residential care survey results for facilities with fewer than 10 respondents are not accessible.
Facility Birchview Residences
Health authority Northern Health Regulation/Legislation Community Care & Assisted Living Act
Street address 7780 Hart Highway Accreditation status Not Accredited
City/postal code Prince George V2K3B3 Accreditation expiry date not applicable
Phone number (778) 415-9790 Contact for complaints Deborah Schofield
Operator (name) Birchview Residence Ltd. Phone number of complaint contact (778) 415-9790
Opened 2016 Personal spending account Yes
Councils Family Council Visitor parking (cost) Yes (no fee)
Meetings held Regular Schedule    
Current language(s) spoken by staff English, French, Punjabi, Sinhala

Source: Facility

Facility Fees for Personal Services
Cable monthly service included No Other extra fees n/a
Telephone monthly service included No
Internet monthly service included No

Source: Facility

Beds1 (as of March 31, 2020)
Private beds (not publicly funded) 9
Publicly funded beds (short- and long-term) 10
Total beds 19
Room Configuration2 (as of March 31, 2020)
Private rooms 18
Semi-private rooms 1
Multi-person rooms 0

Source: 1. Ministry of Health, 2. Facility

Contracted Services
Professional nursing services No Housekeeping services No
Non-regulated services (care aides) No Plant/building maintenance No
Food services provided by Operator Food prepared and cooked on site Yes

Source: Facility

Funding 2018/19 2019/20
Total direct care hours (hours per resident per day) 3.78 3.62
Nursing/Care Aide care hours (hours per resident per day) 3.78 3.62
Allied health hours (hours per resident per day) 0.00 0.00
Raw food costs per resident per day (actual cost) $9.98 $12.59
Facility per diem rate $224.88 $230.68

Source: Health Authority

Licensing (2019/20)
Complaints, 2019/20
Number of licensing complaints 1 Number substantiated licensing complaints 1
Incidents, 2019/20 Total
Number
Per 100 beds Total
Number
Per 100 beds
Facility B.C. Facility B.C.
Disease outbreak or occurrence 0 0.0 0.6 Medication error with adverse event 0 0.0 0.2
Abuse / neglect 0 0.0 0.8 Missing or wandering person 0 0.0 1.3
Fall with injury / Adverse event 2 10.5 8.9 Other injury 0 0.0 1.6
Food or other poisoning 0 0.0 0.0 Aggressive behaviour 2 10.5 4.0
Unexpected illness 2 10.5 20.5 Attempted suicide 0 0.0 0.1
Expected death 5 26.3 26.2 Other - clinical 0 0.0 0.7
Unexpected death 0 0.0 0.6 Other - service delivery 1 5.3 0.6
Inspections
Number of Inspections 1 Number of licensing infractions found 8
Licensing Infractions
Licensing 1 Nutrition & food services 1
Physical facility, equipment & furnishings 2 Medication 0
Staffing 0 Program 0
Policies & procedures 0 Records & reporting 4
Care & supervision 0 Resident Bill of Rights 0
Hygiene & communicable disease control 0 Other 0

Source: Health Authority

Resident Profile (2019/20) Facility B.C.
Average age of population n/a 84
Percent female n/a 64.4%
Percent 85 years or older n/a 55.1%
Percent younger than 65 years n/a 5.5%
Average length of stay (days) n/a 834
Percent of residents diagnosed with depression n/a 23.3%
Percent of residents dependent in activities of daily living n/a 30.7%
Percent of residents with severe cognitive impairment n/a 28.8%
Percent of residents with dementia (mild to severe) n/a 64.0%
Percent of residents with physically abusive behaviour n/a 8.9%
Average index of social engagement n/a 2.7
Percent of residents with low social engagement n/a 48.0%
Case mix index n/a 0.58

Source: Canadian Institute for Health Information

Care Services & Quality (2019/20) Facility B.C.
Percent of residents receiving physical therapy n/a 10.4%
Percent of residents receiving recreation therapy n/a 30.0%
Percent of residents receiving occupational therapy n/a 5.8%
Percent of residents receiving depression medication n/a 48.6%
Percent of residents taking antipsychotic drugs without a diagnosis of psychosis n/a 24.2%
Percent of residents with daily physical restraints n/a 6.6%

Source: Canadian Institute for Health Information

Influenza Vaccination Coverage (2019/20) Facility B.C.
Percent of residents vaccinated for influenza suppressed 85.4%
Percent of health care workers vaccinated for influenza 100.0% 69.2%

Source: BC Centre for Disease Control