Bethania Mennonite PCH was founded in 1945 by the Mennonite Benevolent Society. Its first location was about 5 miles north of the village of Middlechurch on the banks of the Red River. At that time it provided care for 62 people.
In 1948 it expanded to make room for 82 people. By the late 1960's, the rural location and condition of the old facilities necessitated a need to relocate the home to its present location on Concordia Avenue.
The new building opened in May 1970 located at 1045 Concordia Avenue and accommodated 100 Residents. In 1987 a Chapel was added and the home was expanded. Presently, Bethania accommodates 148 Residents.
Bethania Mennonite PCH is a one-story building located at 1045 Concordia Avenue in North Kildonan hosting a large amount of green spaces with their many gardens, walkways, and seating areas. All are easily accessible for those who wish to take advantage of the outdoors.
Inside, Bethania Mennonite PCH has three nursing units. One small 10 room area called "Maple Ridge" is available for residents who are ambulatory and cognitively well with no disruptive behaviors. Nursing units have satellite-dining areas for those Residents who require assistance and/or supervision during meal times. Each wing has its own room for bathing. There is a large dining area for Residents who are able to independently enjoy their meals, which are cooked on-site. There is an on-site laundry facility, a hairdressing shop, a store, a central kitchen, a Chapel and prayer room, and the park area where many of the facility's recreation programs are held. Residents and their families/friends may hold gatherings in either our TeaHaus or Oak Room. The TeaHaus is also open to drop-in visits for coffee or tea.
Bethania Mennonite PCH is attached via a connecting link to Concordia Hospital. Access to the link is generally limited to those Residents and/or families who have loved ones in the Concordia Hospital.
Outside, the patios and the park are beautiful and serene areas for quiet time and visiting. We have planters full of fresh vegetables, large shady trees, covered patios, walk paths, a large fountain, barbecue areas, formal gardens and even a creek leading to a natural grass area!Admissions
The Social Worker will call you or your designated responsible party regarding the room accommodation available and the admission date. Admission forms must be completed and returned to Bethania prior to admission. The forms include: Admission and Residency Agreement, Personal Style and History Information, Spiritual Profile, Personal Health Information Act Release Form for Name Use, Funeral Home information, Advance Care Plan and booklet, Choice of Physician, Labeling request (itemized clothing list), Name Plate form, Application for Reduced Resident/Authorized Charge, and the Tax Information Release Form.
Applicants from hospitals, interim units and other personal care homes must arrive on the date the room is available, as Manitoba Health does not allow an individual to pay for two accommodations simultaneously. Applicants from the community may take up to twenty-one days “social leave” to arrive, but must pay for their accommodations beginning on the date the room is available.
If you and/or your family require additional time after admission to decide on a care level for the Advance Care Plan, the Social Worker will ask that you have your decision made for the time of the Post Admission Conference.
Canadian citizens and permanent residents who have lived in Manitoba for the previous five consecutive years are eligible for personal care home benefits. If you are a Canadian citizen and a new resident to Manitoba, there will be a period of 24 consecutive months before you are eligible for personal care home benefits.
Exceptions are made if:
- You previously were a resident of Manitoba for 30 years, left Canada and then returned to Canada after an absence of less than 10 years and re-established yourself as a resident of Manitoba, or
- You have been a resident of a province or territory of Canada for five consecutive years and immediately have established yourself as a resident of Manitoba.
Health Care: Personal health insurance coverage is strongly recommended. Many plans cover a portion or all of the costs associated with ambulance service, ambulation/seating/specialized equipment needs, massage therapy, podiatry/foot care, etc. Annual premiums are nominal compared to the actual costs for services.
Resident (insured) charges cover the cost of your room, nursing and professional care, recreation programs, medical/surgical supplies, medications, incontinence products, and meals.
Non-insured miscellaneous charges are the responsibility of the Resident and will appear on the monthly Trust statement. Although not all of these items will be applicable to all Residents, these charges include but are not limited to the following:
Alterations to clothing
Sundries/brand-named products not supplied by the home
Spiritual Care Donations
Recreation outing expenses
- All bills authorized by the resident / family will be processed in a timely manner.
- There are no late fees.
- Families do not need to come to Bethania to pay additional charges if the trust account has been authorized to process the bill.
- All items will be listed in the month the charge occurred making it easy to keep track of the expenses.
- At the end of the calendar year, a report will be provided that can be used to claim additional expenses for Revenue Canada.
There will be a $10 administration fee each month.
Your clothing will be laundered for you at Bethania however ironing services are not provided. We recommend washable, permanent press-type clothing. Five or six complete changes of clothing are necessary:
Dresses/shirts and pants
Shoes and slippers (non-slip soles and comfortable heel height)
Comb and brush
Hair rollers and pins
Creams and lotions
If you own a cane, walker and/or wheelchair, please be sure to bring the item(s) along but remember to label it with your name. The serial number will be recorded for future reference.
Since the rooms are relatively small, it is important to consider safety and convenience when bringing in furniture. It is important that the space be sufficient for staff to meet your care needs and to provide appropriate housekeeping services. Personal items for the room must be approved by staff and must meet safety requirements. Should care needs change; some items may need to be removed.