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Sluggett House

Location:  Brentwood Bay
Operator:  Beacon Community Services
Address:   1336 Marchant Rd, Brentwood Bay BC, V8M 1G5
Phone:      250-544-0925

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Sluggett House - exterior   Sluggett House - exterior

Contact

Access to subsidized housing is coordinated by Island Health staff. For more information please 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: 16
Private-Pay Units: 0

Building Description

Sluggett House is owned and operated by Beacon Community Services.  It is a single level building with a secure garden, walkway and 2 patios. Sluggett House provides a secure environment for those who require 24/7 supervision.

Building Amenities

Sluggett House has two main common areas. A shared combination kitchen/ dining/ living room, and a smaller fireside lounge. In addition, there is an on-site spa room outfitted with a soaker tub and hairdressers sink.

Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

Sluggett House is located in a residential neighbourhood in Brentwood Bay, BC. The village centre with banks, restaurants, shopping and pharmacies, is less than a 5 minute walk away.

Philosophy of Care

Clients…

      • are respected for who they are and have been.
      • live in a reassuring and familiar home environment.
      • have access to staff who understand their behaviour is an expression of need.
      • live in a dynamic setting where continual assessment and innovation drive staff’s actions and approach.
      • personal choices and preferences are know by staff and influence daily activities.
      • live in a climate which creates opportunities to maintain and develop relationships.
      • experience opportunities to use their remaining abilities, and are encouraged to maintain their cognitive and physical functions for as long as possible.
      • are empowered to make informed choices and exercise control over their lives.
      • experience staff who seek opportunities daily, to express caring and facilitate joy.

Accreditation Status

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

Private rooms. Each unit is a bed/sitting room with an accessible ensuite bathroom. The rooms have a large window, and a single closet. The bathroom is equipped with grab bars to assist with toilet and shower transfers, and a step-in shower module. All furnishings must be provided by the resident.

Cost

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

Special Recreational Opportunities

Sluggett House staff provide leisure and recreation programming throughout the day.  Activities include exercises (strength, stretch, balance, neighbourhood walk), bingo, mental aerobic activities, art, sing along, music therapy, pet visits, and more.  Bus outings are scheduled once or twice a month and take in local happenings and events.

Accessibility

Sluggett House is accessible for those who are independent in their mobility.  Walkers, canes and wheelchairs can be accommodated if resident is using independently.

Motorized Scooter Policy

No motorized mobility devices permitted.

Pet Policy

No pets allowed.  Pet visitors are welcome.

Smoking Policy

No smoking.

Safety/Security Features

Sluggett House is a secure building with a numeric keypad entry.  Resident’s garden, walkway and patios are surrounded by a secure but decorative fence.  This feature ensures residents cannot exit the property.

Residents receive 24/7 supervision and are monitored with an unobtrusive wireless monitoring system.

Facility-Specific Restrictions

Sluggett House is a small, cosy environment which cannot accommodate large quantities or sizes of furniture, personal possessions or equipment.

Not situated on a campus where other medical or health services are available

Any Other Amenities

Meals are home cooked and prepared on site.

Visiting Information

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."