Access to subsidized residential care is coordinated by Island Health staff. For more information on subsidized residential care, contact the Home Health Office nearest you. Please do not contact the Operator directly regarding subsidized residential care. For information on private residential care, please refer to the Seniors Housing Directory of BC.
Publicly Subsidized Units: 35
Private-Pay Units: 0
All resident rooms are on the ground floor with access to a large treed and fenced yard area as well as a garden patio. It is nestled into the woods around Shawnigan Lake. Rooms vary in size but all have large windows looking out to the lawn or the Garden Courtyard.
We have a large lounge in which many of our activities occur.
The hairdresser and barber visit monthly.
Spring and summer find the courtyard busy with gardening, family visits and barbeques.
Shawnigan Lake is a small village set several miles distant to the Trans Canada Highway that passes through Mill Bay. The local Legion hosts a monthly luncheon for our residents, and in the summer we organize fishing trips off of the dock by the lake.
Language, Cultural or Religious Affiliation
Philosophy of Care
Acacia ty Mawr – A home you can trust to provide warm, compassionate and quality care.
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Type of Accommodation
35 Residents live at Acacia. 31 of the rooms are private, the majority with their own bathrooms.
Two of our larger rooms are shared accommodation and these two rooms are equipped with ceiling lifts.
Residents pay up to 80%of their after tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation.
Special Recreational Opportunities
Musicians come several times a week to entertain the Residents.
All resident areas are on the ground floor and are wheelchair accessible.
Motorized Scooter Policy
No motorized scooters permitted.
Pets are welcome to come as visitors, but live-in pets are not permitted. Rupert and Fergus, two beautiful black cats do live at Acacia.
Acacia is a non-smoking facility.
The front door is controlled by a keypad lock. All other doors open out into a large fenced area and these are alarmed. 24 hour nursing care is provided.
Any Other Amenities
A chaplaincy service is available, and church services are offered four Sunday’s of the month.
For a reasonable charge a foot care nurse offers her services to residents.
As this is home to our residents, visiting hours are open to family and friends.
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).
Note: Provincial policy requires all visitors to be informed: "Violence, foul language and abusive behaviours are not acceptable. Verbal threats or acts of violence will not be tolerated and may result in removal from this facility and/or prosecution."