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.
Publicly Subsidized Units: 116
Private-Pay Units: 6
Built and opened in 1980, the Kiwanis Pavilion is an attractive, comfortable residential facility located 5 minutes from Hillside Mall in Victoria. It is a 122 bed multi-level care facility within a friendly residential neighborhood. It is a two story cedar siding building with 10 secure living units, which we refer to as “neighborhoods”. In each neighbourhood, there are 9 to 19 residents, a dining room, specialized bathing room and sitting lounge. There are 7 fully secured courtyard gardens.
The building features many amenities and services including lounges, hair salon, library, recreation hall and outdoor courtyards. The building sits on 3 acres of property.
The Kiwanis Pavilion is 5 minutes to the Hillside Shopping Centre and is on a bus route.
Note: Entrance to the Pavilion is off Cedar Hill Road. We are sometimes confused with Kiwanis Villa on Cook Street—their property backs the Kiwanis Pavilion.
Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation
Our values speak to diversity in culture, religion, race, sexuality. We have no specific affiliation. Our employees are culturally diverse and speak many different languages.
Accreditation with Report to be completed February 28, 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/en/default.aspx.
Philosophy of Care
MISSION: The Kiwanis Pavilion provides high quality care for residents with complex health needs in a friendly, home-like environment.
VISION: Innovative and creative care with compassion.
Is Accommodation Private or Shared?
Type of Accommodation
Each room has a bed, dresser or wardrobe, private ensuite toilet/sink, ceiling lift for mobility, room with view of garden or street. Each ‘neighborhood’ has a lounge with comfortable chairs and television and stereo. There are dining rooms adjoining each lounge. There are six bath spas in the building. Bathing is done with assistance from care staff.
Residents pay up to 80% of their after tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation.
Special Recreational Opportunities
Music Therapy in partnership with the Victoria Music Conservatory.
Bus for outings. Diversity of activities for recreation, exercise and walking program, cognitive stimulation, entertainment and Artists in Residence and crafts.
The building is completely wheelchair accessible and has an elevator to the second floor.
Motorized Scooter Policy
There is a long-serving resident cat named Clark who resides on the ground floor. Visiting pets are encouraged and welcome on a leash.
There is a smoking area outside on the grounds. Smoking is permitted with a plan of care and safety created in collaboration with each resident who smokes.
There is a Vigil Nurse Call System that monitors call bells, bed exiting, room exiting. All staff carry portable radios for quiet communication and avoiding annoying overhead paging.