Location:  Salt Spring Island
Operator:  Greenwoods Eldercare Society
Address:   137 Blain Road, Ganges, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 0A1
Phone:      250-537-5561

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Access to subsidized assisted living units is through a Home Health Assessment For more information on subsidized units, contact the Home Health Office nearest you. Please do not contact the Operator directly regarding subsidized units.  For information on market units, please refer to the Seniors Housing Directory of BC.


Publicly Subsidized Units: 30
Private-Pay Units: 0

Building Description

Three storey complex adjacent to Greenwoods Care Centre and Lady Minto Hospital, northwest of the Ganges town center. East-facing units offer sea views of the Ganges Harbour.

Building Amenities

Patios, gardens and a level walking track surrounds the building. Two elevators, second and third story common patios, large rear patio with resident tended gardens, free laundry machines, recycling program, extensive recreation programs, hair dressing located in adjacent building, foot-care available (fee for service). Located within walking distance of acute care hospital, shopping, volunteer agencies and senior services agency.

Neighbourhood /Community Amenities

Central area with shopping mall adjacent. Bus service at front door. Acute care hospital and doctors offices adjacent. View of Ganges harbour from rear facing second and third floor suites.

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Philosophy of Care

Residents live independently with services provided. Greenwoods believes in person centred care and support. Residents are encouraged to participate in the activity and recreation programs that appeal to them - but each resident directs their personal participation.

Type of Accommodation

  • 30 one bedroom units with large windows, full kitchen and bath with step-in shower. ARJO side entry tub available onsite for those that require assisted bathing and are approved by the case manager.
  • 3 purpose-built wheelchair accessible units on the main floor with specialized appliances.


Residents pay 70% of their after-tax income which covers: 1) monthly rental accommodation; 2) hospitality services: two meals and two snacks daily, weekly housekeeping, laundry, etc.; 3) personal care; and 4) on-site emergency response system.  Residents on income assistance pay a flat rate.   Items not included as a part of the monthly fee include: telephone, cable, hydro, personal laundry, household and toiletry supplies, medications, personal care products and insurance.

Special Recreational Opportunities

Bingo, yoga, card, music concerts, video nights, live piano performances, special occasion meal events, occasional trips on Vancouver Island, craft classes, art, music and exercise therapies provided by trained leaders, computer station with internet & lessons, library of books, BBQs in summer months, gardening.


  • 3 fully accessible handicap units with private patios
  • 3 units on ground level
  • 2 elevators
  • Wide corridors

Motorized Scooter Policy

Permitted with storage at front reception area

Pet Policy

No pets permitted

Smoking Policy


Safety/Security Features

  • 24/7 security guard on-call 
  • 24/7 personal distress call button for each resident
  • Building and suites locked 
  • Police, fire and ambulance in the immediate area 
  • Acute care hospital across parking lot behind building

Facility-Specific Restrictions

  • No exemptions from smoking or pet rules
  • All tenants are required to sign a lease agreement prior to being admitted to the site
  • Tenants must be 55+ years of age
  • Younger adults with special circumstances may be considered

Any Other Amenities

Friendly skilled hospitality staff and a team of dedicated Community Support Workers located in an office on the main floor of the residence.

Visiting Information

During influenza season (typically December-March), to help protect patients from the flu, all visitors will be expected to wear a mask in our facilities if they have not had a flu shot. For more information, please read our Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) and Influenza Protection Policy (PDF).