2657 Church Avenue
Vanderhoof BC V0J 3A0
Contact the Community Health Centre/Health Centre nearest you to discuss housing options with Northern Health staff. Once you have contacted a local interprofessional team, staff will reach out to you for an assessment and connect you with the Connexus Community Resources team.
Connexus Community Resources Society
Aurora Home at Parkview Place is a state-of-the-art housing facility for older adults in Vanderhoof. Parkview Place offers 20 seniors’ independent living units located on the second and third floor. The first floor is reserved for Aurora Home, which features eight self-contained suites for individuals living with mild to moderate dementia.
Aurora Home at Parkview Place features spacious common areas including a dining room, living room, activity rooms, patios, lounge, hair salon and a secure entrance.
Aurora Home is not affiliated with any specific cultural or religious group/organization. Care and programming is provided in English. Cultural and religious diversity is honored and supported through regular programming and collaboration with community organizations and services.
Connexus offers an individualized, person-centered supportive care program that builds on the uniqueness of each resident with tailored holistic care planning. Reflecting the individual’s history, abilities, culture, needs, strengths, preferences, relationships, emotions, and spirituality in a home environment that provides comfort and a feeling of familiarity, privacy, and personal space. It is our goal to support and preserve functioning, maximize abilities, promote safety, and encourage independence. Understanding the importance of consistency in care and familiar environments, we offer our residents the option to age in place.
Connexus is fully accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). This accreditation ensures we are meeting internationally developed standards in the provision of quality services and is achieved through an independent, external review to identify strengths and areas for improvement based on objective program expectations and guidelines.
There are eight, studio suites available for individuals living with mild-to-moderate dementia.
Residents pay 80% of their after-tax income, with minimum and maximum rates set by the Ministry of Health Services. This rate covers the standard benefits provided by all long-term care homes. These costs are available on request. Cable, internet, and phone packages are not included.
Suites are fully furnished with a TV, queen size bed, nightstand, desk, chair, side table, and storage closet. Residents can bring in additional small furniture items such as a chair, bookshelf/TV stand. Residents are encouraged to personalize their room by decorating it with pictures and things of importance. Heating devices are not allowed. Microwaves are available in the main kitchen area for resident use.
Staff organize recreational opportunities and special programming/activities to enhance memory.
Motorized scooter storage is not available on site. Residents must store and charge scooters in their suites if required.
Pets may visit if immunizations are up to date, pet is well mannered, on a leash in common areas. Each family is responsible for cleaning up after their pet.
Aurora Home at Parkview Place is a smoke-free residence. Smoking is not permitted within the building, on balconies, or within five meters of the building.
The building is equipped safety features such as grab bars in washrooms, smoke detectors/alarms, fire suppression/sprinkler system, handrails, elevator access, and secure accessible entrances.
Family involvement in supporting residents is an essential element in care. Family members are encouraged to visit and participate in a meaningful and structured manner based on the desires, needs, and wishes of the resident. Visitors need to follow all infection prevention guidelines as per health authority guidance.
Parking is not available on site. Nearby street parking is free for visitors.
Aurora Home at Parkview Place offers a home environment overlooking the beautiful Ferland Park, where a farmers’ market is held on Thursdays throughout the summer. Its central location provides easy access to local business and amenities.