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Echo Village


Location:
  Port Alberni
Operator:  Alberni-Clayoquot Continuing Care Society
Address:   4200 10th Avenue, Port Alberni, BC  V9Y 4X3
Phone:       250-724-1090
Website:   www.albernicontinuingcare.ca

Contact

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.

Capacity

Publicly Subsidized Units: 65
Private-Pay Units: 3

Building Description

This care home is nestled amongst trees, grass and gardens. All resident rooms, lounges, activity areas, dining/resident kitchens areas and library are located on the main floor.  All resident rooms are private and include a two-piece ensuite.  The nursing station is central to the Village's three wings.

Building Amenities

Features of the building include a large central dining and activity room, smaller lounge/TV areas, library, hair salon, fenced courtyards and walking paths.  The Village offers on-site laundry for personal items, music therapy, limited access to occupational therapy/dietitian/dental hygienist/foot care nurse, volunteer and medical lab support.

Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

Situated close to the public recreation centre with fully accessible pool/fitness room, library and museum, high school and elementary school.  Located on a local transit route.  Full services such as restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies, banking and walking trails are only minutes away. 

Philosophy of Care

The Village has a holistic approach in providing care which supports chronic and complex conditions.  We believe all care provided encompasses a gentle, respectful, ethical, supportive and professional approach.  We embrace each person - resident, family member, staff member and volunteer as an integral part of our community.

Accreditation Status

Echo Village is undergoing an application for accreditation with CARF.
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

Echo Village has 68 individual rooms.  Although each resident is encouraged to personalize his/her own room, each room is outfitted with a bed, bedding, dresser, night table, lamp, and a private two-piece ensuite bathroom.  There is an option to have access to TV, telephone and Internet, but the resident is responsible for all associated set-up and costs.

Cost

Residents pay up to 80% of their after tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation.

Special Recreational Opportunities

A fully staffed Programming Department which operates 7 days a week, usually providing activities between the hours of 9:00am – 8:00pm. Programs cater to the physical, social, cognitive, creative, emotional and spiritual needs of residents. The activities are entertainment based or therapeutic based,  and can engage a single individual, a small group or a large group of residents. Echo Village operates a bus,  so many outings into the community are offered throughout the week. The activities are well supported by a large volunteer base.

Accessibility

All living and community spaces within the Village are located on the main floor and are fully accessible by wheelchair/walker.  All courtyard areas are fully accessible.

Motorized Scooter Policy

Motorized scooters are permitted in the building providing that approval has been granted by the home's occupational therapist.

Pet Policy

Pets are not permitted to live in the Village, however scheduled pet visits and drop-ins are welcome as long as the pet is healthy, vaccines are current and the pet is well mannered.  Pets cannot be left unattended and cannot go into any food areas.

Facility-specific Restrictions

In respect to perfumes and deodorants, Echo Village upholds a scent-free policy for residents, employees and volunteers.  The home also has a least-restraint policy in the use of physical and chemical restraints on its residents.

Safety/Security Features

The Village has implemented an 'Elopement Management System' which includes 2 coded keypad doors at the main entrance, a resident elopement alert system (door alarms triggered when worn co-tag breaches any door), bed and chair monitors, extensive fire/smoke alarm system as well as fenced courtyards.

Any Other Amenities

All meals prepared fresh daily on site.

Visiting Information

The Village has no restrictions on when someone visits.  Entrance doors are locked between the hours of 9:00 pm - 7:00 am.  If you find yourself visiting during this time frame, you will need to buzz in.

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."