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Publicly Subsidized Units: 46
Private-Pay Units: 0
Located at Fort Street and Oak Bay Avenue in Victoria, BC. A single-level structure on a level lot. 4 wings of resident rooms and an activities centre with eating/servery facilities. Large, open-access grounds with trees and planters that are tended professionally and by residents. The home is surrounded by multi-level apartments and private residences. Royal Jubilee Hospital is a 5-minute drive from the home.
There are 3 eating areas, one large resident lounge/media room, a designated recreation area and a large outdoor courtyard. Residents also have a vegetable garden where they are able to tend and grow their own plants.
There is a Canada Post outlet across the street along with numerous coffee shops and small eateries. The area is well-serviced by BC Transit and there is ample parking for staff and visitors. There are multiple offices in the vicinity offering complimentary health services, medical and dental clinics, as well as acupuncture, physiotherapy and massage services.
Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation
Main spoken language is English
Philosophy of Care
"Age is More." This is a philosophy that targets ageism, especially directed toward the elderly. Respecting and maximizing residents as they are, regardless of physical or cognitive ability. Person and resident-centered care.
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Type of Accommodation
All are private, single-bed rooms. Most share a same-sex bathroom via doors on each side (Jack and Jill). Each room has amenities specific to the resident's needs: transfer poles, oxygen concentrators, mobility aids. Rooms all possess large windows that open to the outside of the building onto gardens, shrubbery, or green (lawn) space.
Residents pay up to 80% of their after tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation.
Special Recreation Opportunities
Yard and courtyard facilities have gardens and planters that are tended by residents
Single-level, no elevators, and wheelchair accessible. Grounds and surrounding are flat for easy approach and egress.
Motorized Scooter Policy
No motorized scooters.
Residents may not have private pets. Service animals are allowed. Visiting/therapeutic and emotional support animals are allowed. Revera is a pet-friendly organization: this may include cats, rabbits, birds, hamsters.
Building and immediate surroundings are smoke-free. There is a designated smoking gazebo only for established smokers.
Residents have open visitation privileges; visitors are only restricted on a case-by-case basis. Written providers' orders are required for independent passes for residents.
There is a code-locked front entrance (2 separate doors) and all peripheral outside doors require a security code to enter/exit. 24-hour staffing (1 RN on duty at all times). The periphery of the building is well-lit and outside yard areas are secured with mag-lock security gates.
Any Other Amenities
Companion visits may be purchased using residents' own funds on an approval basis. Full time recreation manager with recreation/activities staff 7 days a week. Multiple outside sources provide: music therapy, musical entertainment, bowling, meditation, you, and therapeutic outings via foot and motorized coach.
Restrictions only on a case-by-care (usually safety) basis.
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."