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: 51
Private-Pay Units: 0
Built in 1979, in the mid-island area, just 5 minutes from the Vesuvius ferry terminal and 20 minutes from the Fulford ferry terminal. Rectangle configuration - 13 beds in a secure dementia care unit.
Lounge, hair salon, 3 outdoor gardens, private small capacity recreation room.
Close to country Grocer, RCMP office, Legion, and located right beside our Assisted Living building.
Accredited in 2004 as part of the Lady Minto Hospital and Community Services Accreditation process. Accreditation pending 2011 or 2012.
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
Greenwoods Eldercare Society is committed to being a leader in our community in the provision of quality care designed to respect the dignity, self-worth, and uniqueness of those we are privileged to serve.
To enhance the quality of life of those we serve.
Greenwoods Eldercare Society exists to provided specialized services that promote that ability of seniors and those with special needs to continue to live as independently as possible in our Salt Spring and Southern Gulf Islands community.
Greenwoods Eldercare Society in partnership with health and local authorities will provide residential care and accommodation to adult members of our community who have high care needs and who can no longer manage independently at home with family support and/or community services.
In partnership with clients and residents, Greenwoods Eldercare Society will strive to provide quality holistic care that improves quality of life through enhanced physical, mental and spiritual health.
Type of Accommodation
51 private rooms with an outdoor window looking into one of our gardens. Each room has its own bathroom.
Residents pay 80% of their after-tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation.
Special Recreational Opportunities
Extensive recreation program includes art, music, exercise and craft therapies.
Motorized Scooter Policy
Scooters must be managed by the resident and stored in a safe and accessible manner.
Visiting pets only.
We follow Island Health's policy.
- Secured entrance, 24-hour staffing.
- Exclusive 13-bed Dementia Unit with extra security doors.
Greenwoods Eldercare Society expects visitors to conduct themselves in a manner that is respectful and peceful when visiting the Greenwoods Complex Care and Braehaven Assisted Living residences. Visitors must be mindful of the fact that both residences are home to the residents and it is expected that the residences be treated as a home. Smoking is not permitted in either residence - smoking is strictly limited to areas off the properties. Visiting pets must have all vaccinations up to date and be on leash - and under the control of the owner at all times. Greenwoods Eldercare Society reserves the right to place conditions on visitation for those that do not demonstrate respect and consideration for the residents and the properties.
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.”