BG Homes’ Response to – COVID-19 (UPDATED – January 11, 2022)

The Cedars Beulah Garden Homes

UPDATE (JANUARY 11, 2022): With the recent increase in COVID-19 cases both regionally and nationally, we will be adjusting our visitation policies at the Cedars to ensure adequate staffing levels throughout the day.

Until further notice, anybody wishing to visit a resident at the Cedars must make an appointment via the following link:

There is no restriction on the number of visits or number of visitors. However, all visitors must be fully vaccinated and be able to provide proof of vaccination before being permitted entry. This is for the continued health and safety of our Cedars residents and staff.

Thank you for your continued understanding and support.

UPDATE (JULY 19, 2021): There are changes to the visitor program at the Cedars that will begin July 19th. Click here for full details.

UPDATE (APRIL 1, 2021): The Ministry of Health has updated guidelines for visitation in Assisted Living effective April 1st 2021. Click here for full details.

UPDATE (March 15, 2021): Designated Visitor Update for The Cedars. Vancouver Coastal Health has approved new interpretation guidelines for social designated visitation in assisted living.  These guidelines are subject to change based on additional or future directives of the Ministry of Health. Click here for full details

UPDATE (December 15, 2020): We know as Christmas time is approaching there will be many questions about rules surrounding visitation inside and outside of the Cedars.  We continue to receive guidelines from the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and anticipate that the only thing for certain is that the rules will continue to evolve in response to the current situation.  Click here for full details.

UPDATE (September 9, 2020): The BC Seniors Advocate has requested feedback on the impact that COVID-19 has had on the senior community. Click here for full details.

UPDATE (July 28, 2020): A staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Vancouver Coastal Health investigated and found no exposures, ruling No Outbreak. Beulah is now in a hyper-vigilant mode for the next 14 days. Click here for full details.

UPDATE (July 24, 2020): Vancouver Coastal Health will be holding another Education for Families Session on Thursday, July 30 from 2:30 to 3:30 PM. Click here for full details.

UPDATE (July 20, 2020): Vancouver Coastal Health will be holding another Education for Families Session this coming Thursday, July 23 from 2:30 to 3:30 PM. Click here for full details.

UPDATE (July 8, 2020): The Government of BC has announced that they will be allowing one designated visitor per unit in Assisted Living homes. Details about applying to become a designated visitor can be found at the following link, or by picking up an application at the main entrance. Click here for full details.

UPDATE (June 30, 2020): The BC Government announced today that long-term care residents will be allowed one (1) designated visitor. However, we are not open for visitors just yet.

Here are the latest guidelines that we have received from Vancouver Coastal Health regarding Social Visitation, Personal Services, Social Outings for Long-Tem Care and Seniors’ Assisted Living Facilities. Please stay tuned for more updates regarding visitation.

UPDATE (May 15, 2020): COVID-19 Education for Families – Have questions about COVID-19 and what our staff are doing to keep your loved ones safe during the global pandemic? Vancouver Coastal Health is offering virtual education sessions for families of residents in seniors care sites, like Beulah.

UPDATE (May 8, 2020): Visiting the Cedars on Mother’s Day 2020 During COVID-19

UPDATE (April 3, 2020): We have suspended our volunteer meal delivery program until further notice.

UPDATE (March 27, 2020): The BC Ministry of Health has implemented temporary limitations on staff working at more than one healthcare facility. Because of this, we will be operating on a reduced staff level until the situation resolves. During this time, we thank family and friends of Cedars residents, and we ask for your patience as we prioritize tasks and care for our residents. We are focused on essential and critical services and will try to keep you informed as the situation evolves.

UPDATE (March 18, 2020): The Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCHA) has informed us that any family that would feel more secure taking their loved one home is able to do that without losing their beds for 30 days.

Please be aware that you will still need to pay the daily rate and that you will not be eligible for any additional Vancouver Health Services (i.e. home care). If your loved one develops symptoms while in the community under these circumstances they will not be allowed back into the facility until they have been cleared of the symptoms for 14 days or have tested negative for COVID-19.

Due to the uncertainty around COVID-19, there is a change in visitation rules for our Cedars Residence. NOTE: This does not apply to our Beechwood, Rupert, Bentall or Aspen Green buildings.

  • In our on-going efforts to protect the health and safety of residents and staff in assisted living homes, we are limiting visits to “essential visitors” only.
    • Essential visitors include compassionate visits for end-of-life, as well as visits that support resident care plans, such as assisting with feeding and/or mobility.
    • If you are visiting a family member, please follow the important measure protocol of washing your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer, and not touching your face.
    • If you would like to drop off items for your family member, please come between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM daily. Please label packages with the name and suite number and we will deliver them on your behalf.
  • DO NOT come on campus if you have been experiencing ANY illness symptoms. 
  • Cedars residents should only go out for urgent doctor appointments. Cedars residents can go outside for fresh air providing that they maintain a 2 meter distance from other people.

We hope you understand these new rules are in place as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of residents, staff and physicians. We understand and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We can assure you this assisted living home is a safe place and these new visitation measures will give us the strongest infection control possible. We will advise the public when these new rules are lifted. Please also check the Vancouver Coastal Health website for up-to-date information.

If you have questions about the measures we’re taking to protect our residents, please contact Jamey, our CEO, at (604) 255-7707 ext 106 or email him at