West Vancouver Care Centre

West Vancouver Care Centre provides 24 hour staffed Residential and Mental Health Services to Vancouver Coastal Health. Our focus continues to operate within the values of our North Star, Let Us Welcome You Home, through excellence in the provision of care to our residents.

Our goal is to provide the best quality of life possible by enabling each resident to experience as full and rich life as possible.

Our commitment to quality of life includes:

• Treating Everyone with Respect and Dignity
• Enable Freedom of Choice
• Respect and Protect Privacy
• Providing Recreation and Social Interactions
• Support Residents’ independence through the physical design features in the building and the delivery of support services


Building amenities

We have a hair salon available to residents.

We have a beautiful garden with breathtaking ocean views for our residents to enjoy at their leisure.


Our staff are English speaking and many of our residents have language, culture and religious affiliations. We’d like everyone to know that all denominations are welcome here.

Type of accommodation

There are 75 residential accomodations available. West Vancouver is a 24-hour Complex Care facility with care diligently provided by licensed RN’s and RCA’s. The types of rooms we have are: 4-bed wardrooms, semi private rooms, small and large private rooms. Residents are first admitted into a 4-bed ward. There is an internal wait list for Residents that wish to move into a semi private or private room. At this time, there is no special care unit available.


Residents pay 80% of their after tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation. Minimum and maximum rates apply. There may be other costs not included in the resident contribution.

Activity opportunities

Activities are provided 5 days a week (Mon-Fri). Saturday there is a half-day of activities. They include musical therapy, exercises, arts and craft classes, bingo, news and views, gardening, sing a longs, church service and private mass, walking program and regular birthday celebrations.

Getting here

The best way to access the facility is by car or taxi. The facility is on a bus route (check the West Vancouver blue bus schedule).

Motorized scooter policy

No motorized scooters permitted.

Pet policy

We are a pet friendly facility. Families are welcome to bring their pets in for a visit. Supervisory staff member brings in their dogs for their shift to visit with the Residents.

Smoking policy

We are a non-smoking facility.

Safety & security features

We are not a lock down facility. We do not have keypad access to gain entry. We do have a door alarm system we use on evenings and nights.

Neighbourhood & community amenities

There is a West Van blue bus that stops right out front of the facility. The Handy Dart and Senior Centre bus will pick up/drop off residents at the facility.

Facility-specific restrictions

Physiotherapy, podiatry, dental hygiene is available and to be paid by the family. A licensed Dietician who also reviews all Resident diets reviews the menu.

Please direct all inquiries for admissions to Vancouver Coastal Health as a referral is required for placement at this caring facility. You may also contact the site directly if you would like more information at westvancare@optimaliving.ca