About Broadacres

Broadacres has been a fixture in rural Grand Forks for the better part of a century. It operated as one of the major dairy farms in the valley until the mid 1960s.

In the late 1970s a new primary residence was completed by the Grand and Forks and District Society for the Handicapped, a community project made possible by the contributions of dozens of volunteers and donations from many of the city's businesses. The Broadacres Mental Health facility served as a home for many of the region's mentally challenged individuals until it was closed in the early 1990s.

In 2004, Rod Gustafson, a registered nurse, purchased the property with the vision of returning the building to serving the community that built it. In his twenty six years working at Boundary Hospital, Rod recognized the need for more accommodation in the Grand Forks region where the elderly could receive personalized care service and live out the remainder of their lives in a safe, comfortable environment that promoted their physical and mental well-being, encouraged their independence and respected their dignity. Accommodation for those requiring long-term care and respite care could also be made available.

During the course of a six year renovation, the principle residence was completely refurbished to hospital building and safety standards. The redesign incorporates a "green building" approach utilizing environmentally friendly geothermal heating/cooling and hot water systems. The fully serviced site is also ideal for future expansion.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy aligns with that of the BC Ministry of Health Services and Home and Community Care and strives to:

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