The philosophy of assisted living is to promote resident self-direction and participation in decision that emphasizes choice, dignity, individuality and independence. Assisted living offers meals, basic housekeeping, social opportunities and personal care for its residents. In keeping with this philosophy, Nikkei Home strives to provide an environment where residents are able to do a much as possible for themselves and take greater control over their daily activities.
The services range from help with simple chores to a comprehensive programs that enables each resident to have access to personal care assistance in his/her apartment. Other services include medication reminders and help with daily activities such as dressing, grooming, bathing and ambulation.
Nikkei Home is not an intermediate care facility or an acute care facility and does not provide the medical, emergency or 24 hour Registered Nursing care found in hospitals.
Nikkei Home is located at 6680 Southoaks Crescent in Burnaby, British Columbia. It is next door to the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre and across the street from New Sakura-so Seniors Apartment.
At least one resident in each apartment must be 55 years of age or older. You must qualify for continuing care services and require personal support. You must provide information on your income and the necessary health information. You must accept the risks that come with independent living.
(Meeting these requirements does not guarantee residency at Nikkei Home.)
Anyone needing help with bathing, assistance with grooming and personal hygiene, assistance with dressing, assistance with toileting, assistance with medication, assistance with eating or needing help getting in/out of bed or a chair , or needing reminders or support to get through the day.
Anyone requiring 24 hours of professional care (nursing), or people who are very confused and/or also aggressive, or people who cannot make their own decisions about day to day activities are not suitable to live at Nikkei Home.
Residents of Nikkei Home must require personal care. If you are not receiving any personal care but feel that you may qualify to receive personal care, we recommend that you contact your local Continuing Care office, and request a personal care assessment.
Yes, if a family member is giving you personal care assistance then this does counts.
We recommend several things: Lifeline personal response system to enable you to call for help immediately; exploring other housing options such as Abbeyfield, congregate housing which often have staff available 24 hours or a seniors residence like New Sakura-so; or seek advice from your local Continuing Care office.
Nikkei Home can provide you and your family with information about Nikkei Home and may help you make your decision. If your family after receiving information about Nikkei Home is still unable to decide, we can make recommendations depending on what the issues are.
There is a Resident Services Manager who will oversee the care given by Team Leaders and Resident Assistants. These Team Leaders and Resident Assistants are people who are qualified to care for seniors. The Continuing Care Case Manager from Fraser Health Authority will be working with the resident and the Nikkei Home staff team in assessing your personal support needs and insuring that your personal support needs are being met.
In addition, there is support staff who work in the Administration Office, Recreation Office, Housekeeping and Maintenance Office and Food Services.
We have personnel on duty 24 hours a days, seven days a week.
No, residents are required to continue relying on their personal doctors.
Our staff is on-call 24 hours a day; each apartment is provided with a personal response system. If you require additional care we will help to arrange this with you.
The actual rent you will pay is based on 65% of your gross monthly (30% Housing + 35% Hospitality)(if applicable yours and your spouses) income.
For example, if your income is $2,000 and you have no other assets you will pay monthly $1,300 per month and Nikkei Home will subsidize you for the remainder of the actual rental costs.
Included in your monthly base rent payment is your apartment, utilities, heat, personal response system, breakfast and supper, beverages such as juice or tea throughout the day, social programs organized by Nikkei Home, light weekly housekeeping, and personal care as approved by Fraser Health Authority.
Utilities and heat charges are included in the monthly fee. Your only utility expenses are your telephone and cable vision and an electricity surcharge of $15.
Nikkei Home does require a security deposit. The security deposit is in case there are outstanding fees owing or to cover the cost of repairing damages to the suite which are beyond normal wear and tear when you vacate the residence. After such costs are paid for, the security deposit is returned with interest.
Nikkei Home has 59 apartments. Typically there are between 60-68 residents living at Nikkei Home.
No, Nikkei Home rents out only one apartment for each couple.
At all time, access to the resident’s apartment is by intercom access only for visitors. Each apartment is individually keyed. Within apartments, residents will have a personal response system to call in case of an emergency. The parking garage is also secured by intercom.
The apartment sizes vary from 350 square feet for the three (3) studio units, and between 600 to 700 square feet for the fifty-six (56) one bedroom units.
Nikkei Home has made every effort to design the apartments to be noise proof. You will find that each apartment is well insulated to reduce and eliminate sounds. Nikkei Home will also have guidelines or rules regarding noise between certain hours (ie. through the night).
Each of the one bedroom apartments is equipped with a kitchen. The studio apartments are equipped with a small fridge, sink and space for a microwave.
Yes, but a space will need to be reserved and there will be a monthly charge.
Each one bedroom apartment is equipped with a washer and dryer. If personal laundry service is not a part of a resident’s personal care plan, personal laundry services are available for a small additional fee. The studio apartments are not equipped with a washer and dryer, therefore residents who move into these apartments will have laundry service available to them.
Yes, each apartment is provided with closet space for storage.
Included as a standard service within the monthly fee is light housekeeping. Residents may arrange for more housekeeping service for an additional fee.
Nikkei Home has cable television in the common rooms where there is a television. Cablevision to each apartment must be arranged by the resident.
No, each apartment is to be furnished by the resident.
All of our apartments are wheelchair accessible. Three of our apartments are designed specifically for wheelchair use.
We welcome your guests. There is no problem with their visiting, but we do ask that you give us advance notice so that we know who they are.
No, Nikkei Home does not have guest rooms available.
Smoking is not permitted in the apartment suites balconies or in the building.
Nikkei Home has a no pet policy.
We provide modifications to the regular menus such as low salt, low sugar, minced, cut up and pureed. We offer some choices for basic (simple) food intolerance.
The dining room at Nikkei Home is a restaurant style dining room. The restaurant is open to the public at lunch and after the resident’s dinner time.
The dining room is based on assigned seating. The dining room manager may also suggest the best seating to facilitate efficient service.
You will be ordering your meals and receiving your meals as you would in a restaurant.
Yes, we would be happy to accommodate your request temporarily.
Yes, your guests are welcome to join you in the dining room. The fee for guest meals will be on the menu.
Nikkei Home has an arts and crafts room where residents will be able to make minor repairs and work on their hobbies. These projects can be worked on with either your tools or ours.
Yes, there are buses going in both direction every 15 minutes or so. The bus stop is within a ½ block of Nikkei Home.
No, Nikkei Home does not provide transportation.
Nikkei Home has a variety of multi-purpose rooms that will offer recreation and exercise programs, as well cooking, crafts, and library program for the use and enjoyment of all our residents.
Activities are held within our building, at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre and elsewhere. Nikkei Home has a Volunteer & Activity Coordinator to develop a full program of recreational activities, trips, special events and seminars, providing for a wide range of interests.
Yes, Nikkei Home arranges day trips, special events and tours.
Yes, we can accommodate the needs of both male and female residents in our salon.
This is your home. Family and friends are always welcome.
Nikkei Home reports to the Board of Directors of Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society. It also reports to Fraser Health Authority for its personal care services, and to British Columbia Housing Management Commission for maintaining the apartment building.
Nikkei Home is owned and operated by Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society, a non-profit charitable organization.
If you are not receiving home health services, you will ask to be assessed for Assisted Living Program.
*List of Regional Health Authorities:
Fraser Health Authority
1-855-412-2121 (7 days a week, 8:30-4:30)
Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
Vancouver Island Health Authority
Interior Health Authority
Northern Health Authority
How do I make a donation?
You can make a donation to Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society (NSHCHS) via the Nikkei Place Foundation (NPF) by calling (604.777.2122), emailing (firstname.lastname@example.org), regular mail (220-6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, BC V5E 4M7) or via CanadaHelps clicking the donate now button located here.
What payment methods does NSHCHS via NPF accept?
NPF accepts donations by credit card (including Visa, MasterCard and Amex), cheque (made out to Nikkei Place Foundation), and cash.
What payment methods does NSHCHS via CanadaHelps accept?
CanadaHelps accepts donations by credit card (including Visa, Mastercard and Amex), by Visa Debit and Interac Online, and PayPal.
Does NSHCHS accept donation in the form of stocks?
Yes, please contact NPF by calling (604.777.2122) or emailing (email@example.com) for more information.
Can I request that NSHCHS use my donation in a particular way?
Yes. You can request for a list of designated fund options from the NPF office. If the fund you wish to designate the donation for is not available, you can include a message or instruction with your.
Can I designate my donation in honour or in memory of someone?
Yes. You can designate all donations in honour or in memory of someone.
Can I have NSHCHS send a card to my honouree or to the family of the person who has passed away?
Yes. With your instruction, NPF will send a card for any donations you make in honour or in memory of someone. Please include the person and mailing address for this card to be sent to. NPF includes your name, city and province. Your donation amount is never included.
How much money gets sent to NSHCHS via NPF?
NPF transfers 100% of your donation to NSHCHS.
How much money gets sent to my charity?
CanadaHelps assesses a 3.9% transaction fee on donations before Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) disbursement to NSHCHS.
When does the charity get my donation? How?
NPF reconciles and disburses a cheque for all donation made to NSHCHS at the last day of every month.
Can a charity return a donation?
In most cases, a registered charity cannot return a donor’s gift. At law, a gift transfers ownership of the money or other gifted property from the donor to the charity. Once the transfer is made, the charity is obliged to use the gift in carrying out its charitable purposes. On occasion, though, a charity may be obliged by law to return gifts to donors. This can happen, for instance, when a charity asks the public to contribute to a special project and later events make it impossible to carry out the project.
How do I get my receipt?
Donations to NSHCHS will be sent by regular mail. You may request for receipts to be sent by email.
Donations to NSHCHS via NPF will be sent by regular mail. You may request for receipts to be sent by email.
Donations to NSHCHS via CanadaHelps can be downloaded once a donation is completed and are sent by email immediately following the payment of your donation(s). Please check your email following the donation and be sure to check your junk/spam folder in case our message has been diverted by your email client. If you have a MyCanadaHelps account, all donations and all receipts are stored online for you to be downloaded and printed at any time.
Is my receipt valid for tax credits?
Yes. NSHCHS issues valid tax receipts according to the rules of Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
I live in Quebec and am required to have three copies of my tax receipt. What do I do?
NPF will mail you three copies of your tax receipt.
If you made your donation via CanadaHelps, please print your PDF receipt three times.
I’ve lost my charitable receipt(s). How can I be reissued my tax receipts?
Please contact NPF by calling (604.777.2122) or emailing (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name, and approximate date of donation. We’ll resend you your tax receipt by email.
What information must be on a tax receipt?
Tax receipts must contain the name and address of the payee of the gift as well as details about NSHCHS, including our address, charitable business number and official signature. Official tax receipts also need to have the Canada Revenue Agency website on them.
Can I have tax receipts issued in someone else’s name?
Yes under certain circumstance.
It is a factual issue and it is important that the NSHCHS provides the receipt to the correct donor. For example, if a NSHCHS receives a cheque from a corporation with a subsequent call requesting from the president of the corporation that NSHCHS should prepare the receipt in his spouse’s name. If the funds are actually those of the corporation and not the spouse then this is not permissible. On the other hand if the president sends a letter on the stationary of the corporation noting that the funds are actually his spouse’s funds and the receipt should be issued in the spouses name then may be appropriate if in fact true.
Another example is Jack and Jill organize a third party fundraising event for the NSHCHS at which there are 20 individuals who each makes a $100.00 donation and receives no advantage for their donation. Jack and Jill collect the 20 x $100.00 cash donations and submit them to the charity. Jack and Jill will submit a list of the donors so NPF can issue a tax receipt to each of the individual donors. It would be inappropriate for the charity to issue a $2,000.00 tax receipt to Jack or Jill. NPF may ask a person or corporation to provide a declaration as to who the donor is or NPF can refuse to issue a receipt.
What information do you collect?
NSHCHS collects your email address, name, and address. We also collect payment details. NSHCHS and NPF does not collect, use or disclose your personal information unless you have provided your consent. Information will be used for the purpose of processing and receipting donations, distributing donations, recognizing contributions or responding to your request for information.
Do you sell/trade donor information?
No. NSHCHS does not share donor information with any third parties. Please read our privacy and security policy for more information.
How does monthly giving work?
Monthly donations are a great way to give back and budget your giving. Please contact NPF office by calling (604.777.2122) or emailing (email@example.com) to set up a monthly gift. You can charge your monthly gift with your credit card or direct debit from your chequing account. Monthly donations are charged or debited on the 1st business day of every month.
To find out more information on your rights, you can contact your financial institution or visit www.cdnpay.ca.
How do I get my receipt?
Receipts for monthly gifts are not created each month. NPF will issue a tax receipt at the end of each calendar year.
If my monthly donation fails, will I be notified?
Yes, you will receive an email if your monthly donation does not get processed correctly.
How do I cancel a monthly gift?
To cancel your monthly gift, contact NPF office by calling (604.777.2122) or emailing (firstname.lastname@example.org) and you may cancel your monthly gift immediately at any time.
What counts as publicly listed securities?
Your donation must be of securities that are traded on a public market in Canada or the United States. This includes stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, but excludes shares in a private corporations and stock options.
How does it work?
You will contact the NPF office by calling (604.777.2122) or emailing (email@example.com) requesting a Gift of Securities to Nikkei Place Foundation form. You will fill out this form and submit to your financial advisor, then the securities will be transferred to NPF. NPF sells the securities and transfers the donation to NSHCHS.
How do I actually save more and give more by donating gifts of securities?
Here’s an example: let’s say you purchased common shares in ABC Company for a cost of $1,000. If the current market value of the shares has increased to $5,000, you would have a capital gain of $4,000. If you sell these shares, and donate the cash, you would need to pay tax on the capital gain. Instead, by donating the shares, you get a tax receipt for the $5,000 and pay zero capital gains tax. As a result, you now have a tax credit of $2,300, which is $920 more than if you had sold the shares and donated the proceeds. Thus, this method of giving is more tax-efficient.
This information provided is general in nature, does not constitute legal or financial advice, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional advice. We strongly encourage you to seek professional legal, estate planning and/or financial advice before deciding upon your donations to charity.
How long does it take for my donation to reach NSHCHS?
That depends. Generally, most securities take a few days to get to NPF once you’ve submitted the Gift of Securities to Nikkei Place Foundation form to your financial advisor. Some securities, e.g. mutual funds, however, can take a few weeks. Once NPF receives the securities and they are sold, we transfer to NSHCHS and it can take as little as a week.
How much actually goes to the NSHCHS?
NPF transfers 100% of security’s sold value to NSHCHS.
How and when do I get my tax receipt?
You tax receipt will be sent after your securities have been received in the NPF brokerage account, and then subsequently valued based on closing bid price. Please note: according to the guidelines of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), the actual value of your donation for tax receipt purposes will be determined on the day that your donation is received in the NPF brokerage account.