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: 75
Private-Pay Units: 0
Built in 2005, this two story building with ground level entry has all the rooms on the main floor and the amenities (kitchen, maintenance, laundry, etc.) on the lower level. All rooms are private rooms. The site is surrounded with trees, grass, a small orchard and numerous plants. The building has wide hallways and handrails to assist the elders.
The building features many amenities and services including lounges, hair salon, media room, board room, library, activities room, private dining room, elder kitchen and outdoor courtyards.
Neighbourhood /Community Amenities
Located next door to a seniors home and numerous apartments, many with seniors. Downtown area is a short distance away with full services such as restaurants, banking, recreation, pharmacies, etc.
Accreditation process in progress.
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Philosophy of Care
Arrowsmith operates with the Eden Philosohy of Care. Eden address helplessness, hopelessness, loneliness and boredom which are suffered by almost all elders who are in institutions.
Type of Accommodation
Private 74 complex care beds and one respite.
Residents pay up to 80% of their after tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation.
Special Recreational Opportunities
A fully staffed activities department which provides a wide range of activities for all the elders.
There is a bus stop located on the front street. Handi-dart will pick up right outside the door.
Motorized Scooter Policy
Motorized scooters are not allowed.
Pets are not allowed. However, we do have dog visiting.
Smoking is not allowed by the staff. Smoking for the elders is in designated areas only.
Security checks are conducted nightly. The facility has locked doors with FOB (computer chip) access only.
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).