Brock Fahrni (Providence Health Care)

Site Address:

4650 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 4J4

Placement Category:
Northern or Rural Site?
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Brock Fahrni is an extended care facility located on Vancouver's west side. It is home to 150 residents, many of whom are armed forces veterans. The facility includes an Artworks Studio, chapel, sundeck and greenhouse. Each floor features a large dayroom/dining room with a fireplace, where residents can gather to share in activities.

Brock Fahrni programs are greatly enriched by its association with Veterans Affairs Canada, the Royal Canadian Legion and Army Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada.

Physiotherapy staff are departmentally based and work within a program based care delivery model.
Providence Health Care, which includes Brock Fahrni Residence, is committed to providing an environment which fosters excellence in the delivery of patient care, in the provision of staff and student education and in the pursuit of best practice through research activities. We have a strong student program and provide practicums to approximately 100 physiotherapy and rehab assistant students on an annual basis. The staff are keen to provide positive learning and to share their extensive expertise with students. Across Providence Health Care we have opportunities for unique learning opportunities in interdisciplinary settings.

Site Details

Placement Category: 

Community Health

Facility Type:

Long-Term Care/Residential

Patient population description:

We provide care to complex geriatric residents who require 24 hour care in an interdisciplinary setting.

Physiotherapist expertise on site (special interests, degrees, certificates, etc.):

Brock Fahrni Residence is staffed by 1 physiotherapist and 4 rehab assistants.

The site staff are supported by PHC clinical experts (respiratory, cardiac, rehab musculoskeletal and rehab neurological) as well as by the Research, Education and Practice Coordinator and the Professional Practice Leader.

A Residential Professional Practice Council is a resource to staff which provides effective networking and the opportunity for the standardization of practice across the 5 PHC residential sites.

These types of learning opportunities may be available at this site:

Physiotherapy staff and students are supported by the Research, Education and Practice Coordinator and by the Professional Practice Leader. Students are encouraged to attend in-services and other learning opportunities.

Learning to become part of an interdisciplinary team is an integral part of the learning experience.

The role of the physiotherapist in this environment is primarily consultative. The therapist assesses all residents in the facility and provides input into their care plan. Ongoing care is provided by the rehab assistant under the direction of the physiotherapist. The physiotherapist is integral to assisting the team to deal with residents mobility concerns, pain management, respiratory care, etc.

Possible Interprofessional opportunities at this site:

Care is provided in an interdisciplinary manner. The care team is comprised of: Nursing, Nutritional Services, Occupational Therapy, Pastoral Care, Palliative Care Specialists, Physicians, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Rehab Assistants, Social Work and Speech Language Pathology. Other consultants are referred to as required.

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