Dania Home

Dania Home “Campus of Care” includes Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Complex-Care in a friendly supportive environment where the frail elderly and Dementia residents are accommodated in several self-contained homes or cottages, more in keeping with an extended family unit.
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4279 Norland Ave., Burnaby, BC
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The new 102-bed complex care facility designed for Dania Home Society that replaced an existing care-home built in the early 1960’s, is the first phase in the redevelopment of a 7.1 acre site located on Canada Way and Norland Avenue in Burnaby, BC.

“With the new home, Dania’s vision to be leaders in providing comprehensive care through innovation and outreach while expanding and enhancing our facilities in response to the changing needs of our community is coming true,”

– Margaret Douglas-Matthews, Executive Director, Dania Home Society

The 2-storey building is configured with U-shaped courtyards overlooking the “Commons”, the central green space around which all the buildings on site are organized and focused.

There are three self-contained homes on each floor accommodating a grouping of fourteen residents permitting frail residents to live among familiar faces in their daily lives. Each home has its own dining, living and activity areas, care centre and support services. The social spaces are clustered together in an open plan with large patios stretching outward into the landscaped gardens, establishing a sense of transparency, openness and integration of the outdoors with the interior living spaces.

The exterior of the building was designed with a residential vocabulary including a covered entry porch, sloping roofs with large overhangs, and exposed roof structure.