Welcome to the 5 Enhanced Assisted Living studio suites for seniors at Nimi Nikkei Home. These new studios are designed for those who need assistance more consistently. Enhanced Assisted Living is built for residents to age-in-place at Nimi Nikkei Home. If a resident is needing long term care our goal is to help delay this move where possible. This project was supported from its conceptual stage by the Fraser Health Authority, with ongoing input from staff and residents. These new suites are generally 400 sf or more, come with a ceiling track for a lift, wheel in shower, laundry, kitchen and emergency call system.
What is unique about Enhanced Assisted Living is that care continues to be compassionate, maintains dignity and respect in the face of changing care needs of a more frail resident.
Enhanced Assisted Living will:
Maintain quality of life and quality of daily living
Support the staff with the equipment to support the residents
Examples of how this is done:
Quality of life and day to day living is improved if residents can be safely wheeled into a shower in their own suite when spa bathing is no longer safe for them.
Safety of residents and staff is paramount. A lift in a suite makes it safer and easier to get in and out of bed so that a senior can continue activities, be supported for personal hygiene or to be seated in their living area.
Each apartment feels like home with a fully equipped kitchen and laundry in which families take part in day to day living.
With the enhanced support and equipment in place, care plans are developed with the Fraser Health Authority’s Case Manager.
The Enhanced Assisted Living suites will open in mid March 2o18.
To qualify for Enhanced Assisted Living, the residents must be approved for residency by the Fraser Health Authority. For families and seniors who are interested, they should contact their local health authority for an assessment. For seniors already residing at Nimi Nikkei Home, they will be given an option if the resident can benefit from the enhanced support.
(Nimi Nikkei Home’s renovation project was generously funded by a donation from the late Mr. Robert Nimi, and the operations is funded by Fraser Healthy Authority, HomesBC and the generous support of donors, volunteers, families and staff.)
Do you have questions about either one of our residence options?