Buchanan Lodge Quick Facts

December 2020

Office of the Seniors Advocate British Columbia

Buchanan Lodge Quick Facts

December 2020

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Facility Buchanan Lodge
Health authority Fraser Health Regulation/Legislation Community Care & Assisted Living Act
Street address 409 Blair Ave Accreditation status Unknown
City/postal code New Westminster V3L4A4 Accreditation expiry date not available
Phone number (604) 522-7033 Contact for complaints Famella Altejos
Operator (name) Governing Council of the Salvation Army in Canada Phone number of complaint contact (604) 517-4125
Opened 1997 Personal spending account Yes
Councils Resident Council, Family Council Visitor parking (cost) Yes (no fee)
Meetings held Regular Schedule    
Current language(s) spoken by staff English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi, Persian, Hebrew, Italian

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 Yes

Source: Facility

Beds1 (as of March 31, 2020)
Private beds (not publicly funded) 0
Publicly funded beds (short- and long-term) 112
Total beds 112
Room Configuration2 (as of March 31, 2020)
Private rooms 104
Semi-private rooms 4
Multi-person rooms 0

Source: 1. Ministry of Health, 2. Facility

Contracted Services
Professional nursing services No Housekeeping services n/a
Non-regulated services (care aides) No Plant/building maintenance n/a
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) 3.11 3.11
Nursing/Care Aide care hours (hours per resident per day) 2.76 2.76
Allied health hours (hours per resident per day) 0.36 0.36
Raw food costs per resident per day (actual cost) $7.86 $8.49
Facility per diem rate $207.77 $218.10

Source: Health Authority

Licensing (2019/20)
Complaints, 2019/20
Number of licensing complaints 1 Number substantiated licensing complaints 0
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 1 0.9 0.2
Abuse / neglect 0 0.0 0.8 Missing or wandering person 1 0.9 1.3
Fall with injury / Adverse event 10 8.9 8.9 Other injury 2 1.8 1.6
Food or other poisoning 0 0.0 0.0 Aggressive behaviour 3 2.7 4.0
Unexpected illness 31 27.7 20.5 Attempted suicide 0 0.0 0.1
Expected death 23 20.5 26.2 Other - clinical 1 0.9 0.7
Unexpected death 0 0.0 0.6 Other - service delivery 0 0.0 0.6
Inspections
Number of Inspections 2 Number of licensing infractions found 1
Licensing Infractions
Licensing 0 Nutrition & food services 0
Physical facility, equipment & furnishings 0 Medication 0
Staffing 0 Program 0
Policies & procedures 0 Records & reporting 1
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 84 84
Percent female 59.9% 64.4%
Percent 85 years or older 54.4% 55.1%
Percent younger than 65 years 4.2% 5.5%
Average length of stay (days) 1,174 834
Percent of residents diagnosed with depression 12.0% 23.3%
Percent of residents dependent in activities of daily living 39.4% 30.7%
Percent of residents with severe cognitive impairment 22.1% 28.8%
Percent of residents with dementia (mild to severe) 56.2% 64.0%
Percent of residents with physically abusive behaviour 8.1% 8.9%
Average index of social engagement 2.4 2.7
Percent of residents with low social engagement 56.0% 48.0%
Case mix index 0.57 0.58

Source: Canadian Institute for Health Information

Care Services & Quality (2019/20) Facility B.C.
Percent of residents receiving physical therapy 5.3% 10.4%
Percent of residents receiving recreation therapy 1.8% 30.0%
Percent of residents receiving occupational therapy 0.0% 5.8%
Percent of residents receiving depression medication 32.5% 48.6%
Percent of residents taking antipsychotic drugs without a diagnosis of psychosis 19.6% 24.2%
Percent of residents with daily physical restraints 6.7% 6.6%

Source: Canadian Institute for Health Information

Influenza Vaccination Coverage (2019/20) Facility B.C.
Percent of residents vaccinated for influenza 100.0% 85.4%
Percent of health care workers vaccinated for influenza 63.5% 69.2%

Source: BC Centre for Disease Control

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