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Harriet House

Location:  Victoria
Operator:  Broadmead Care Society
Address:   3272 Harriet Road, Victoria, BC, V8X 4Y7
Phone:     250-658-0311

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Contact

Access to subsidized residential care is coordinated by Health Authority 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: 15
Private-Pay Units: 0

Building Description

2-Level building with elevator designed like an apartment-style building with a common dining area and lounge. Building is built to look like a residential house from the street. Large surrounding grounds. Backyard has a full patio and garden with raised beds. Recently-updated building is located in Saanich close to Uptown shopping mall.

Building Amenities

Building has one public multi-purpose lounge, a central dining room that is used as a multi-purpose room for recreational activities, and beautiful backyard patio and garden.

Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

Harriet House is centrally located and is very close to many public access shopping and recreation. Near Uptown, Mayfair, and Tillicum shopping malls, Silver City Movie Theatre, TD bank, Save-on-Foods grocery store, Pearkes Arena, Gorge Walkway, Lochside Trail, Swan Lake, public library.

Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation

Language: English. Harriet House is open to all cultures and religious affiliations.

Philosophy of Care

A resident-centred approach with a focus on helping residents to develop, grow and enjoy life.

Accreditation Status

Full Accreditation with Commendation Standing with Accreditation Canada (2016-2020).

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/en/default.aspx

Type of Accomodation

Private rooms with individual bathrooms including standing shower.

Cost

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

Special Recreational Opportunities

Recreation program is led by a Recreation Therapist and offers a wide range of recreational opportunities from in-house entertainment to full community integration. Group and individual programming is provided.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible.

Motorized Scooter Policy

Motorized wheel chairs and scooters are not permitted in Harriet House.

Pet Policy

Supports a pet visitation program. No residential pets are permitted.

Smoking Policy

Residents may smoke outside in designated areas.

Facility-specific Restrictions

On admission must generally be between the ages of 19 and 55 years.

Safety/Security Features

Harriet House is staffed 16 hours a day and is a secure building. Residents can come and go freely throughout the day by using a key to let themselves in.

Visiting Information

Visitors are encouraged to come in and visit with their friend or family member as well as take them out into the community. Overnight guests are permitted with prior arrangement.

Regular community functions are held including two larger community events in the summer and at Christmas time.            

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).