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Heritage Place

Location:  Port Alberni
Operator:  Alberni - Clayoquot Continuing Care Society
Address:    4360 Heritage Lane, Port Alberni, BC  V9Y 3C4
Phone:       250-735-0306

Heritage Place - entrance   Heritage Place - interior

Contact

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.

Capacity

Publicly Subsidized Units: 26
Private-Pay Units: 0

Building Description

Ten year old building with suites on three floors (10 upper, 10 main, 6 lower.) Building is connected to, but not part of, a long term care facility. Building sits on large lot with gardens, gazebo, and parking lot.

Building Amenities

Building is wheelchair accessible and has modern fire suppression and alarm systems.  Upper and lower floor are accessible to the main floor by an elevator.  All floors are separated from each other with a fire separation barrier.

Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

Heritage Place is very close to the Echo Seniors Centre where there are many activities to participate in.  Heritage Place is five blocks from a main shopping centre that includes grocery stores, coffee shops, assorted other stores and banks.

Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation

Heritage Place is open to tenants from any language, cultural or religious groups.  If required, we will provide special diets for those who need it based on religion or culture.  Heritage Place is not operated by any affiliation to religious or cultural group.

Philosophy of Care

Choice, Privacy, Individuality, Dignity and Respect. 

Type of Accommodation

Heritage Place has 26 one bedroom suites that are all about 650 sq. ft.  All suites have a full kitchen (regular size fridge, stove and microwave oven).  Each suite has a storage room within it.  All suites have a patio or balcony.  Bathrooms in the suites are fully accessible.

There are 2 fire suppression sources in each suite.  One is an in-suite alarm (burnt toast alarm) and the other is a major all-building alarm.  There is also a strobe light alarm for those hard of hearing.

Each suite is private and only accessible with a key that is for just that suite.  .

Cost

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

Heritage Place has an Activities Coordinator that works 18 hours per week.  She interviews new tenants, establishes their interests and designs programs around that.  Typical programs include but are not limited to exercise classes, arts & crafts, music groups, and tenant council meetings.  We have recently started a fall prevention class.

Accessibility

There is an elevator that provides services to all levels.  Wheelchairs, walkers, canes and in-door motorized wheelchairs are encouraged if required.

Motorized Scooter Policy

Motorized scooters, that are mainly used outside, are kept in the front entrance where there are planty of electrical outlets for charging.  Electric wheelchairs that are used mainly inside the building are kept in the tenants suites.

Pet Policy

Pets may visit but cannot live on site.  Tenants are responsible for any problem they may cause.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not allowed in the building or on the grounds.

Facility-Specific Restrictions

Tenants are required to be able to make their own decisions and self-evacuate.

Safety/Security Features

Heritage Place is secured with a locked entrance door.  Tenants are always reminded not to let people in if they don’t know who they are.  The building is monitored by Lifeline 24 hours per day.  Lifeline will call hospitality staff, at Heritage Place, betweem 11:00 AM to 6:30 PM and before and after that a call responder list the tenants provides them.  Heritage is 2 blocks from the ambulance station, 3 blocks to the RCMP station and less than a mile to the West Coast General Hospital.

Any Other Amenities

Heritage Place is in a quiet area off any major roadways.

Visiting Information

Heritage Place has two mini-suites for use by visitors.  they need to book the suites ahead of time.  The only restriction on visitors is if a tenant does not want that person visiting.  Visitors are asked to respect other tenants in the building and keep noise levels reasonable.

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).