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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ's)

1. Who was Louis Brier?
In 1968, four acres on the corner of 41st & Oak was purchased and the Louis Brier Home & Hospital was created from a bequest from the late Louis Brier, a Jewish philanthropist, who donated funds for a home for the aged, which housed 109 residents, both Jews and non-Jews.

2. What is the difference between Intermediate Care and Extended Care?
An Intermediate Care level implies that a resident has mobility despite complex care needs. Extended Care implies that a resident is not mobile and needs help with all daily living needs.

3. What is the capacity of the Louis Brier Home and Hospital?
Current capacity is 218 with 124 Intermediate Care (including 17 in the Special Care Unit), and 94 in Extended Care.

4. What is the budget of the LBHH?
The budget is approximately $14 million.

5. How many people serve on the Board of Trustees?
- no less than 15 persons elected by the members of the Society,
- Life Governors,
- the Immediate Past President,
- the President of the Weinberg Residence

6. How does the Louis Brier Home and Hospital receive its funding?

The Louis Brier Home and Hospital receives approximately $10.3 million from the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. The remainder comes from resident charges, donations and other revenue.

We are also very fortunate to receive an annual contribution of $40,000 in funds from the Gaming Commission.

7. How many staff work at the Snider Campus?

The Snider Campus has a staff of approximately 300 people (200 full time equivalents).

8. What unions are represented at Louis Brier Home and Hospital?
- BC Nurses Union (BCNU)
- Hospital Employees Union (HEU)
- Health Sciences Association (HSA)

9. How is admission to Louis Brier Home and Hospital determined?

Admission is based on the Admission Policy of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. The Louis Brier Home and Hospital is not involved in determining who is admitted.

10. How are the medical needs of a resident met?
Residents must have their own family physician. A qualified geriatrician is available for consultation upon referral from the physician.

11. What furnishings are provided?
Intermediate Care rooms are private and furnished by the Louis Brier Home and Hospital. Residents may bring a few pieces of their own furniture.

Extended Care rooms are either private, semi-private, or 4 bed wards and are furnished by the Louis Brier. Residents may bring their own television & stand.

12. What is the relationship between the Louis Brier Home and Hospital and the Louis Brier Jewish Aged Foundation?

The Louis Brier Jewish Aged Foundation is the fundraising arm of the Louis Brier Home and Hospital.

13. What is the difference between the Louis Brier Home and Hospital and the Weinberg Residence?

A major part of the Louis Brier Home and Hospital’s budget is provided by the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. The Weinberg Residence is primarily private pay.

14. What is the relationship between the Louis Brier Home and Hospital and the Weinberg Residence?

The Louis Brier Home and Hospital and the Weinberg Residence are two separate facilities operated by two separate societies. These two separate buildings are connected by a ‘link’ hallway, and by their very close ties to the Jewish community.