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Nigel House


Location:
  Victoria
Operator:  Broadmead Care Society
Address:   846 Nigel Avenue, Victoria, BC  V8X 4E5
Phone:      250-658-0311

Nigel House - exterior   Nigel House Interior Photo

Contact

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.

Capacity

Publicly Subsidized Units: 25
Private-Pay Units: 0

Building Description

2 Level building designed and built in the late 1970 and renovated in 1999 with floor space of approximately 14,000 square feet. Building is located in Saanich close to Uptown shopping mall. Nigel House is built to the property perimeter with a large open courtyard in the back.

Building Amenities

Building has two public multi-purpose lounges, a central dining room that is used as a multi-purpose room for recreational activities, outdoor deck off the upper lounge and a partially-enclosed outdoor courtyard.

Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

Nigel 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, Perks Arena, George Walk way, Lochside Trail, Swan Lake.

Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation

Language:  English
Nigel is open to all cultures and religious affiliations
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Philosophy of Care

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

Accreditation Status

Full Accreditation with Accreditation Canada.

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

Primarily private rooms with individual bathrooms including a roll-in shower.

Cost

Residents pay up to 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 wheelchairs and scooters are permitted in Nigel House. All motorized equipment is approved and monitored by the occupational therapist.

Pet Policy

Nigel 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 be between the age of 19-55.

Safety/Security Features

Nigel House is staffed 24 hours a day and is a non-secure building. Residents and visitors can come and go freely throughout the day. The building is locked to the outside public in the early evening.

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.
The front entrance is open between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and dusk.
Regular community functions are held including two larger community events in the summer and at Christmas time.

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.”