Simon K.Y. Lee Seniors Care Home

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Simon K.Y. Lee Seniors Care Home (the “Care Home”), named in honour of its key supporter, Mr. Simon K.Y. Lee, is a multi-level care facility managed by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Multi-Level Care Society. It began admitting its first residents on September 24, 2001.

Contact Information

pdf The Care Home Brochure

pdf S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Simon K. Y. Lee Seniors Care Home Self-paid beds

The Care Home Photos

Vision
Care for seniors like our own.

Mission
To provide a continuum of excellent, culturally appropriate services for seniors.

Location
The Care Home is located at 555 Carrall Street in Vancouver Chinatown, adjacent to the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Social Service Centre.

Facilities
The Care Home, measuring 70,000 sq. ft., is a three-storey concrete building with five resident units – Pine Garden, Bamboo Garden, Cherry Garden, Birch Garden and Cedar Garden, and totalling 114 beds in private ensuites (104 single and 5 double rooms). A single room measures about 215 sq. ft. and double room, 356 sq. ft. Each resident unit is equipped with a spacious living room, dining room, activity room, bathroom and kitchenette.At the north end of the complex on the main level is The Chieng’s Adult Day Centre. It contains a lounge, an activity area, a kitchen, a dining room, a meeting room and a quiet room.

Services

Bi-lingual (English and Chinese) staff provides professional resident care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Twenty two beds are designated for cognitively impaired residents requiring special environmental adaptations. Others are for complex care residents.

The Chieng’s Adult Day Centre started its operation in January 2003. This Centre provides health monitoring, therapeutic activities and social activities for seniors. Twenty or more seniors are being served each weekday. See below for further details.

Admission
The Care Home is open to any individual eligible for complex care services under The Ministry of Health Continuing Care Program.
The following registration procedures apply as required by Vancouver Coastal Health:

  • Contact the Continuing Care Unit in your area. (download community-health-area here)
  • Speak to the intake/liaison nurse at the unit.
  • The nurse would assess if the client is eligible for admission to a care home.
  • If eligible, a case manager would visit and confirm eligibility; and the client would then select a care home of his/her choice subject to availability.
  • The nurse would assess if the client is eligible for admission to a care home.

There is a severe shortage of long term care beds in Vancouver. Seniors usually need to wait for up to two years and more for space in a care home.

Funding
The Province of British Columbia contributed $14.52 million for the construction of the Care Home, and the Vancouver Coastal Health funds its daily operation. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Multi-Level Care Society raised $3 million to augment government funding for the construction cost of the Care Home.

Donations and Recognition
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Multi-Level Care Society is in need of community support to continue expanding and improving its seniors’ health services. To acknowledge the generosity of our donors, we gratefully offer the following levels of recognition in the Care Home:

Donation AmountRecognition Levels
$1,000Inscription on Bronze Brick in Entry Lounge
$3,000Inscription on Silver Brick in Entry Lounge
$5,000Inscription on Gold Brick in Entry Lounge
$10,000 or aboveResident’s Room / Treatment Room / Office / Hairdressing Room
$30,000 or aboveAdministrator’s Office / Staff Room / Care Station
$50,000 or aboveLiving Room / Third Floor Terrace / Quiet Room
$100,000 or aboveDining Room including Kitchen / Activity Room / Second Floor Terrace / Elevator

Tax deductible receipts for donations will be issued.