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Sidney Care Home


Location:
  Sidney
Operator:  Hurst Management Ltd.
Address:   9888 Fifth Street, Sidney, BC  V8L 2X3
Phone:      250-656-0121

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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: 54
Private-Pay Units: 0

Building Description

Sidney Care Home is situated on a 1-acre lot, 2 blocks from downtown Sidney. It is a 1-storey building, wood frame construction, with gardens on three sides. The gardens are fenced with locking gates and include areas for gathering with tables, chairs and umbrellas.

Building Amenities

The building features a large lounge/activities room, dining room, enclosed courtyards, hair salon, extensive garden areas and outdoor secure courtyards with table/chairs. 

Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

We are walking distance to the town of Sidney and the seaside.  Close to the airport and ferry services.  Sidney-by-the-Sea is a well known retirement community, with the third oldest population base in Canada.

Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation

English Spoken.

Philosophy of Care

At Sidney Care Home, we believe our residents deserve excellence in care and we strive to achieve this by working as a team towards our common goal - a happy and healthy resident.

Accreditation Status

Sidney Care Home is currently in the process of their initial Accreditation with a survey booked for September 2016.
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

We have 44 single rooms with ensuite and 5 double (shared) rooms with larger ensuites.  Rooms vary in size.  All rooms have garden views and all are on the ground level.

Cost

Residents pay up to 80% of their after-tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation.

Special Recreational Opportunities

We offer specialized activities including picnic at the park, Canada Day parade, musical theatre, and visits to Government House.  We have a walking program available, one-on-one time, a daily exercise program for those able to participate, as well as pet therapy and in-house entertainment.

Accessibility

We are a ground level, secured facility with no steps and locked exterior gates.

Motorized Scooter Policy

For safety reasons, we do not allow motorized scooters.  There is no storage space available on the grounds for scooters and scooters are not permitted inside the building.

Pet Policy

Visitors are encouraged to bring well-behaved pets for visits.

Smoking Policy

There is no smoking on the grounds or in the building.  There is no smoker's lounge available.

Safety/Security Features

We are a secured facility, with locked gates/doors.  The facility is staffed 24 hours a day.  We have video surveillance in the corridors and lounge areas.  Doors that open to the street are locked and alarmed 24 hours a day.  The building has keypad entry.  Each room has a call bell at the bedside and in the washroom.

Facility-Specific Restrictions

As noted above, we would have difficulty with residents who smoke.  Otherwise, we accept a broad range of complex care residents, restricted only by a limited number of overhead lifts.

Any Other Amenities

All food is prepared fresh daily and on-site.  All of our rooms are on ground-level, so there are no elevators for elderly residents to deal with, and exterior access is greatly simplified.

Visiting Information

Visitors are welcome anytime.

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."