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: 102
Private-Pay Units: 0
Built in 1982; addition in 1991, the building is a West Coast style one-storey building with approximately 48,983 square feet of gross floor space. It is situated on approximately 47 acres of land in East Courtenay affording a magnificent view of the Comox Glacier and Beaufort Mountain Range. It is just minutes from downtown Courtenay, Comox and St. Joseph’s General Hospital but amid rural natural surroundings.
Features of the building include a large central lounge and open dining space, smaller lounges, dining spaces and activity space, a Serenity Room, resident computer station, Tuck Shop, fitness room, hair salon, fenced gardens, patio spaces and walking paths.
Services include: on-site laundry for personal items, pet therapy, contracted pharmacy, occupational therapy, podiatry, and dysphagia (swallowing) management services, services of a dietitian, medical lab support, volunteer support and recreational opportunities.
Downtown Courtenay and Comox are close by and easily accessed by taxi or HandyDart.
The facility received a 3-year accreditation from Accreditation Canada in June 2011.
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/.
Philosophy of Care
Our holistic approach to care at Glacier View Lodge flows from our Mission Statement and our Resident Bill of Rights. We embrace each person – resident, family member, staff member and volunteer as an integral part of our community as a whole.
We believe that quality of life can be experienced at each stage of one’s journey, including end of life, when supported by a loving and caring community. Everything that we do to enhance the quality of life of another person is of spiritual significance and spirituality is woven into the fabric of each person’s journey, from birth to death.
We believe that this understanding contributes to the general well being of our community and enhances the quality of life experiences for all who live and work at Glacier View Lodge.
Type of Accommodation
102 single occupant rooms with 2-piece ensuites. All rooms have a bay window with either a garden or mountain view:
- 27 are in a secure unit
- 75 are on four wings in the main unit
Residents pay up to 80% of their after-tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation.