Columbus Residence Quick Facts

December 2020

Office of the Seniors Advocate British Columbia

Columbus Residence Quick Facts

December 2020

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Facility Columbus Residence
Health authority Vancouver Coastal Health Regulation/Legislation Community Care & Assisted Living Act
Street address 704 West 69th Avenue Accreditation status Accredited
City/postal code Vancouver V6P2W3 Accreditation expiry date January 2022
Phone number (604) 321-4405 Contact for complaints Director of Care / Director of Food Services & Support Services
Operator (name) Columbus Long Term Care Society Phone number of complaint contact (604) 321-4405
Opened 1990 Personal spending account Yes
Councils Resident Council, Family Council Visitor parking (cost) No
Meetings held Regular Schedule    
Current language(s) spoken by staff English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Hindi, Korean, Tagalog, Spanish

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) 0
Publicly funded beds (short- and long-term) 76
Total beds 76
Room Configuration2 (as of March 31, 2020)
Private rooms 74
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) 2.94 2.96
Nursing/Care Aide care hours (hours per resident per day) 2.73 2.73
Allied health hours (hours per resident per day) 0.21 0.23
Raw food costs per resident per day (actual cost) $6.22 $6.25
Facility per diem rate $233.89 $243.41

Source: Health Authority

Licensing (2019/20)
Complaints, 2019/20
Number of licensing complaints 0 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 0 0.0 0.2
Abuse / neglect 0 0.0 0.8 Missing or wandering person 1 1.3 1.3
Fall with injury / Adverse event 5 6.6 8.9 Other injury 0 0.0 1.6
Food or other poisoning 0 0.0 0.0 Aggressive behaviour 0 0.0 4.0
Unexpected illness 19 25.0 20.5 Attempted suicide 0 0.0 0.1
Expected death 24 31.6 26.2 Other - clinical 0 0.0 0.7
Unexpected death 0 0.0 0.6 Other - service delivery 0 0.0 0.6
Inspections
Number of Inspections 3 Number of licensing infractions found 2
Licensing Infractions
Licensing 0 Nutrition & food services 0
Physical facility, equipment & furnishings 1 Medication 0
Staffing 0 Program 0
Policies & procedures 1 Records & reporting 0
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 85 84
Percent female 81.9% 64.4%
Percent 85 years or older 57.1% 55.1%
Percent younger than 65 years 2.1% 5.5%
Average length of stay (days) 911 834
Percent of residents diagnosed with depression 17.0% 23.3%
Percent of residents dependent in activities of daily living 34.8% 30.7%
Percent of residents with severe cognitive impairment 26.2% 28.8%
Percent of residents with dementia (mild to severe) 66.6% 64.0%
Percent of residents with physically abusive behaviour 5.9% 8.9%
Average index of social engagement 3.4 2.7
Percent of residents with low social engagement 35.7% 48.0%
Case mix index 0.54 0.58

Source: Canadian Institute for Health Information

Care Services & Quality (2019/20) Facility B.C.
Percent of residents receiving physical therapy 3.6% 10.4%
Percent of residents receiving recreation therapy 59.3% 30.0%
Percent of residents receiving occupational therapy 0.0% 5.8%
Percent of residents receiving depression medication 29.5% 48.6%
Percent of residents taking antipsychotic drugs without a diagnosis of psychosis 30.8% 24.2%
Percent of residents with daily physical restraints 10.2% 6.6%

Source: Canadian Institute for Health Information

Influenza Vaccination Coverage (2019/20) Facility B.C.
Percent of residents vaccinated for influenza 89.5% 85.4%
Percent of health care workers vaccinated for influenza 83.2% 69.2%

Source: BC Centre for Disease Control