BC’s best-performing seniors homes

The Current shares data from BC's Long Term Care Directory to show which facilities are succeeding, and which are failing.

By Grace Kennedy | February 25, 2022 |12:56 pm

This story is part of a series of articles on long-term care homes in the province using data from BC’s Long Term Care Directory. Find the other stories below:


When it comes to long-term care, not all facilities are created equal. Some use more restraints on their residents than others. Some are better at providing social interaction for their residents. Some have longer wait times—four facilities in BC leave seniors waiting for a space for more than a year on average.

The Current analyzed data from Fraser Valley long-term care facilities to learn more about which facilities more commonly use antipsychotic medication on residents without a diagnosis of psychosis, and where facilities fail to meet provincial trends more generally. But the data doesn’t just cover the Fraser Valley.

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Below is an excerpt of the information presented in BC’s Long Term Care Directory for all long-term care facilities across British Columbia. The data is updated yearly—this most recent information covers the first year of the pandemic. It includes the average age of residents, how many residents fall in a month, how often disease outbreaks occur, and how many residents are diagnosed with depression.

(For more details on individual care homes, visit the BC Long Term Care Directory quick facts page, which includes details on what languages are spoken at the care home, how much they spend on food, and how many licensing infractions the facility had. It also includes surveys from residents about their experience at the home.)

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