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: 247
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.
Fully Accredited in 2010.
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Philosophy of Care
Provide care that is gentle, respectful, ethical, supportive and professional that supports chronic and complex conditions affecting the older adult.
Is Accommodation Private or Shared?
Accomodation and bathroom facilities are both shared.
Type of Accommodation
Oak Bay Lodge has 150 rooms each with furnishings including two beds, bedside tables, closets, chairs and three-drawer dressers. Each room has a large window area.
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
Motorized scooters and wheelchairs are not allowed in the building.
Oak Bay Lodge takes advantage of the local Therapeutic Pets program. Visiting pets must be leashed and in the presence of their owners at all times, clean and free from open areas.
An external smoking area is available for use by those residents who are able to safely and independently navigate themselves to and from the smoking area and be able to handle tobacco products and lighting devices safely and independently. Residents must store and return matches and lighters to care staff for safe storage.
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. We have free onsite parking. Healthy, vaccinated and leashed pets are permitted. After 9 pm visitors must use the intercom to be granted entry.
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.”