L’Chaim Day Centre for home bound elderly

The L’Chaim Adult Day Centre is a culturally Jewish day program where participants enjoy supervised planned activities in a warm, safe, and caring environment. We offer participants the opportunity to socialize with their peers and maintain or improve their level of functioning so they can remain in their community. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life for all our participants and their families. L’Chaim provides relief and support for families who care for an older relative. Regular discussion between staff, families, and participants keeps all parties aware of the participants changing needs.

The Day Centre can accommodate up to 16 clients. Services provided include:

  • • Our well-trained activity specialists lead participants exercise sessions, discussion groups, live entertainment, arts and crafts, and day trips into the community.
  • • Participants will receive a culturally and nutritionally appropriate meal that is prepared fresh daily. This consists of a delicious three course kosher lunch that meets our participant’s dietary needs.
  • • Our skilled nurse supervises medications, monitors participant’s health status, and ensures that any aspects of participants outside treatment program are adhered to.

Although Jewish programming is central at L’Chaim, we work with clients of all faiths. We celebrate all the Jewish holidays including a weekly Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday afternoons. L’Chaim participants pay a nominal amount for their food and supplies each day. Since L’Chaim provides an intense level of service, we cannot accommodate drop-ins.

Participation is arranged through referrals by: physicians, the local Community Health Centre, self-referral by family (call L’Chaim).

Programs run Monday and Wednesday (9:00am- 3:00pm) and Friday (9:00am- 2:00pm)

L’Chaim’s administrator, Leah Deslauriers can answer questions on the admissions process at (604) 638-7275.

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