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: 111
Private-Pay Units: 0
Gorge Road Hospital was built in 1973. Residential services are provided on two floors of the four floor building. Building is adjacent to the Gorge waterway with the rear of the building facing the water. There is a grassy knoll area behind the building as well for residents to enjoy and walk about.
Each floor has an outdoor recreation area equipped with patio furniture and a BBQ. A hair salon is operated on the 1st floor. Both floors have resident lounges.
The facility is located in the Gorge neighbourhood and is close to a medium-sized mall, grocery store and small restaurants.
Philosophy of Care
As per Island Health Vision, Purpose and Values.
Accreditation Canada, April 2014 Report.
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
There are two units at the facility which provide service for complex care clientele.
Both units feature 4 bedroom wards, semi-private and a small number of private rooms.
Residents pay up to 80% of their after-tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation.
Special Recreational Opportunities
The facility employs 2 recreation therapists and rehabilitation assistants. Activities are offered on weekdays and include group sessions and bus outings among other recreation choices.
The facility is fully accessible for clients who require mobility devices (e.g. walkers, wheelchairs, power chairs and scooters).
There is an elevator that provides transport between the two floors.
Motorized Scooter Policy
Scooters are permitted so long as the resident is able to safely operate this power device.
As per Island Health policy. Pets are permitted to visit.
As per Island Health policy. Smoking is permitted outdoors in designated areas.
The site’s entrances/exits are secured by key pad and code.
Bariatric clientele cannot have their needs adequately met at this site secondary to the lack of overhead lifts.
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."