Salt Spring Island
Operator:  Greenwoods Elder Care Society
Address:   133 Blain Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z9
Phone:      250-537-5561

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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

Building Description

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.

Building Amenities

Lounge, hair salon, 3 outdoor gardens, private small capacity recreation room.

Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

Close to country Grocer, RCMP office, Legion, and located right beside our Assisted Living building.

Accreditation Status

Accreditation visit scheduled for June 2017
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


A community of caring that respects the dignity, self-worth, and uniqueness of all.


Greenwoods Eldercare Society promotes innovative programs, services, and concepts that focus on a quality of life that honours the physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being of those we serve.
Greenwoods Eldercare Society is here to provide:

  • Specialized services that promote the ability of seniors and those with special needs in our Salt Spring and Southern Gulf Islands community to continue to live at home with family support and/or community services.
  • In partnership with health and local authorities, residential care to adult members of our community whose complex care needs are such that they can no longer manage at home.


Person-centred, holistic care promoting compassion, collaboration, professionalism and continuous quality improvement. Greenwoods Eldercare Society adheres to a shared value system we refer to as CARE squared which stands for:

  • Compassionate Care

  • Active Affiliations

  • Respectful Relations

  • Evaluative Education

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.


Fully accessible.

Motorized Scooter Policy

Scooters must be managed by the resident and stored in a safe and accessible manner. 

Pet Policy

Visiting pets only.

Smoking Policy

We follow Island Health's policy.

Safety/Security Features

  • Secured entrance, 24-hour staffing.
  • Exclusive 13-bed Dementia Unit with extra security doors.

Visiting Information

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.”