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: 54
Private-Pay Units: 0
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.
The building features a large lounge/activities room, dining room, enclosed courtyards, hair salon, extensive garden areas and outdoor secure courtyards with table/chairs.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Visitors are encouraged to bring well-behaved pets for visits.
There is no smoking on the grounds or in the building. There is no smoker's lounge available.
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.
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.
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."