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: 80
Private-Pay Units: 0
We are a centrally located boutique-style facility in James Bay with easy access from downtown Victoria via Douglas street. We have underground parking available on-site for visitors but spaces are limited. The Villa is a four storey building set back from the street with peaceful outdoor space in the back garden that has ample seating for residents and guests to enjoy in the warmer months.
There are resident lounges on all of the floors with a variety of reading materials, media equipment, pianos, and comfortable resting spaces available for residents and their guests. A recreation room and hair salon are on the lower level beside the underground parkade.
Conveniently located in James Bay close to the Inner Harbor, Beacon Hill Park, and the Provincial Legislature grounds.
Philosophy of Care
At Beacon Hill Villa our residents are our number one priority and we are committed to Service Excellence and providing quality resident-focused care to support healthy aging.
Beacon Hill Villa is fully accredited through Accreditation Canada and the current certification is valid through February 2014 to February 2018.
Accreditation is an external peer review process to assess and improve the services health care organizations provide to their patients and clients, based on standards of excellence set by Accreditation Canada. For more information, visit here - http://www.accreditation.ca/
Type of Accommodation
Beacon Hill Villa has both private (66) and semi-private (7) rooms available for residents. Those residents initially admitted into semi-private rooms will have the option later in their stay to relocate to a private room.
Residents pay up to 80% of their after tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation.
Special Recreational Opportunities
We offer a wide variety of entertainment and recreational opportunities for our residents at Beacon Hill Villa. We have ongoing musical entertainment provided by local musicians playing piano, banjo, guitar and harp. Our comic relief is provided by the Sunshine Clown Society. We now have classical music presentations hosted by the Health Arts Society that are ongoing throughout the year. We provide a variety of spiritual and arts programs throughout the week organized by our Recreation department and we take full advantage of the entertainment available in Beacon Hill Park, the Inner Harbour, and the Provincial Museum.
The wheelchair ramp runs along the east side of the building and provides access to the facility via the back door.
Motorized Scooter Policy
We do not accept motorized scooters on site at this time.
Well behaved pets are welcome to visit but we do not accept full-time pets with tenants in their suites.
We are a non-smoking facility at the current time.
Beacon Hill Villa is a secure facility with coded entrances and closed-circuit TV cameras in all common areas. Licensed nursing staff are on site 24 hours a day.
Visiting hours are not restricted but we are a secure facility and do ask that you ensure unauthorized people do not follow you into the facility when you visit and that vulnerable residents do not follow you out. Please be mindful not to visit if you are sick or feeling unwell.
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.”