There was a growing need for a seniors housing and care facility within the South Asian community. PICS was chosen by the BC Housing Commission and the Fraser Health to develop these types of facilities adjacent to each other. Our 77 Unit Independent Living Facility and 49 Unit Assisted Living Facility are now occupied with seniors of all ethnic and South Asian cultural backgrounds. In addition to these two buildings, we also operate a Day Program for seniors who want the opportunity to come out of their homes and socialize with others, while allowing for the opportunity to return to their families and homes in the evening.
77 Units of Independent Living
Our 77 unit Guru Nanak Niwas, PICS’ Independent Living facility, is designed specifically for independent senior adults who want to enjoy a lifestyle filled with recreational, educational and social activities with other seniors. This complex is designed for seniors who are able to live on their own, but desire the security and conveniences of community living. This Independent Living facility offers an enriched lifestyle, with opportunity for seniors to socialize and interact with like minded seniors. The seniors form their social groups and committees and celebrate various social events and get together. They have access to a common lounge, kitchen, library, laundry facility, gym and facility to purchase meals.
All the units are subsidized by BC Housing. Those who wish to reside in the complex must be over 55, and have a low income. Located steps from Strawberry Hill Shopping Center, we are within walking distance from churches, temples, libraries, and other amenities.
Units consist of:
- 43 one bedroom suites which are wheelchair accessible
- 6 one bedroom suites to meet full handicapped standards
- 5 two bedroom suites which are wheelchair accessible
- On site laundry facilities
- Underground parking
- Tenants amenity room and kitchen
This building is now occupied with seniors of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds. This complex is a living example of the meaning of PICS’ mission statement which is “to promote harmony and intercultural understanding for the purpose of building a more inclusive and mutually respectful society”.
49 Units of Assisted Living
Our 49 Unit Assisted Living Complex provides a special combination of residential housing, personalized supportive services and health care. This assisted living setting maximize independence of our residents, offering the same features as our Independent Living complex, with the added assistance of personal care. It is designed to meet the individual needs of those requiring help with activities of daily living, but do not need the skilled medical care provided in a nursing home.
Seniors reside in their own personal suites, comprising of a kitchen, dining area, living room, bedroom, storage room and wheelchair accessible washroom. This unique facility has been completed in conjunction with the BC Housing Commission and the Fraser Health Authority. Offering 24 hour care with registered Care Aides, licensed Practical Nurses and a 24 hour emergency response system. We provide full medication management service, laundry services, housekeeping services and 3 full meals a day as well as tea/coffee/ juices and snacks throughout the day. Meals services include South Asian cuisine, and can be catered to specific dietary restrictions and preferences
Staff members are fluent in English, Punjabi, Hindi, Bengali, Urdu and Fijian Hindi languages.
Seniors Day Program
Our Seniors Day Care Program offers daily structured programs in a community setting with activities and health-related and rehabilitation services to elderly who are physically or emotionally disabled and need a supportive environment. This program provides a form of respite for caregivers as they are able to continue working outside the home, receive help with the physical care of a loved one, and have respite from what can be a “24/7” responsibility.
The care receiver can also benefit from adult day care. They are able to remain at home with family but do not require 24 hour care from the primary caregiver. Adult day care participants also have an opportunity to interact socially with peers, share in stimulating activities and receive assistance with the activities of daily living with dignity.
- Scheduled days for ladies and gentlemen
- Recreation and socialization opportunities
- Meals and refreshments
- Health services and personal care
To tour our facilities, or for more information on housing available for seniors, please call us at 604.596.0052
Assisted Living Complex