Overview of Louis Brier
The Evolution of a Dream
What started as a mere dream has evolved into a cornerstone of Vancouver’s Jewish community; a place where you can enjoy the safety of 24-hour care along with the warmth, choice and comfort of your own home.
Back in 1945, 14 friends known as the Hebrew Men’s Cultural Club shared a vision to create a home for Jewish seniors in Vancouver. That home, initially built to accommodate 13 residents, was established in 1946. Over time, that modest facility grew, changed locations and expanded its services, eventually becoming the Louis Brier Home and Hospital, which has progressed in step with Vancouver’s Jewish community for more than 60 years.
Today, Louis Brier Home and Hospital is a 215 bed accredited residential care facility in contract with the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. Louis Brier is part of a continuum of care known as the Snider Campus, which also includes the Weinberg Residence – a boutique Assisted Living and Multi-Level Care residence adjacent to Louis Brier, which is home to 40 assisted living and 20 private pay complex care residents.
As part of our resident and family-centred care philosophy, we value every resident’s right to be involved in decisions about their care, and we value families’ participation in decisions affecting their loved ones. We are committed to continually growing with the needs of the community. We strive to be leaders in the provision of care to the Jewish elderly through excellence in service, clinical practice, education and community outreach.