The Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises funds to support innovative health care at the Dr. Peter Centre in Metro Vancouver. The Dr. Peter Centre is British Columbia’s only HIV/AIDS Day Health Program and 24-hour nursing care Residence. The only program of its kind in Canada, the Dr. Peter Centre is a leader in HIV/AIDS care, particularly for individuals with multiple medical conditions and social barriers.
To provide Comfort Care for people living with HIV/AIDS
To operate a Day Health Program and Residence with 24-hour care for people with HIV/AIDS
Comfort Care is holistic health care with a commitment to acceptance so that strength and hope are possible. It is guided by the following principles and values:
Accepting, respecting and valuing the dignity of each individual;
Supporting the spiritual, psychological, social and physical needs and desires of each individual based on their own choices;
Transforming despair, isolation, fear, and fatigue into inclusion, support, safety, and security; and
Recognizing the broad determinants of health and quality of life, and providing innovative, integrated, flexible, community-based care.