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: 235
Private-Pay Units: 0
Oak Bay Lodge is located in the area bordering Cadboro Bay Road, Cranmore Street and Hampshire Road in Oak Bay. The building, built in 1970, is 15,000 sq ft and consists of two buildings connected by a centralized support area. On-site pay parking is available. Large gardens, both secured and non-secured, allow for outside activities. The facility also operates a subsidized Adult Day Program on site.
Lounges and dining space are located centrally and on each care floor. On-site services include: food preparation and service; housekeeping and laundry; hairdressing, barber, foot care; dental hygiene and dentist services. A facility bus is available for planned and supervised outings. Secured garden areas are accessible from all floors.
Neighbourhood /Community Amenities
Oak Bay Lodge is on a local bus route, and is located within a two block radius to shopping, banks, health care, recreational and emergency centres.
Philosophy of Care
Provide care that is gentle, respectful, ethical, supportive and professional that supports chronic and complex conditions affecting the older adult.
Full Accreditation October 2013. (Four Year Accreditation).
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
Single and shared room space.
Added Licensed Dementia Care Unit with 34 beds open in November 2014.
Residents pay up to 80% of their after-tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation.
Special Recreational Opportunities
Recreational activities are provided on all floors as well as central locations. The activities challenge and relax the mind, body and soul, and include exercise, music, crafts, social gatherings, outings, games, religious services and entertainment.
Oak Bay Lodge has secured entrance and exits but is restricted by non-wheelchair accessible doorways and bathroom access.
Motorized Scooter Policy
Unable to accommodate motorized scooters and wheelchairs.
Therapeutic Pet Program. All visiting pets must be secured on a leash, be free of disease and open wounds.
Smoking limited to those persons who are able to independently and safely access the outside smoking area. Smokers are not considered for Special Care Units.
Safety of our residents, and staff, is a high priority goal for Oak Bay Lodge. All entrances and exits are secured. Fire doors and fire suppressions systems are in place, monthly emergency drills are practiced and evacuation procedures tested. An emergency plan and supplies are available to support both minor and more major emergencies.
Motorized scooters and wheelchairs are not allowed within the building.
Our visiting times are open and there are no stated hours. Healthy, vaccinated and leashed pets are permitted. After 9 pm visitors must use the intercom to be granted entry.
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.”