Access to subsidized residential care is coordinated by Island Health staff.
Please do not contact the Operator directly regarding subsidized residential care. For more information on subsidized residential care, contact an Island Health Community Health Services office near you.
For information on private residential care, please refer to the Seniors Housing Directory of BC.
2655 Shawnigan Lake Rd
P.O. Box 100
Shawnigan Lake, B.C.
Acacia Ty Mawr
No restrictions on visiting hours.
Accreditation Primer Award 2017. Accreditation Evaluation Completed Novembe, 2019; awaiting confirmation of 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: https://www.accreditation.ca.
Publicly-subsidized units: 35
Private pay units: 0
All resident rooms are on the ground floor with access to a large treed and fenced yard area as well as a garden patio. It is nestled into the woods around Shawnigan Lake. Rooms vary in size but all have large windows looking out to the lawn or the garden courtyard.
• Large courtyard and patio for outdoor enjoyment
• Shaded veranda for hot weather
• Secure green space with walking path and flower gardens
• Lounge for activities
• Free WiFi
Shawnigan Lake is a small village 20-minute drive south of Duncan and 45-minute drive north of Victoria. The village has a post office, pharmacy, gas station, museum and several little restaurants. The local legion hosts monthly luncheon for the residents. There are nearby parks with access to Shawnigan Lake.
Philosophy of Care
Model of Medical Care/Physician Organization
Residents may be followed by their current physician, provided that they are able to provide ongoing care. If the resident cannot be followed by present physician or does not have a physician, the facility has a care physician who attends on a regular basis and provides ongoing medical care in conjunction with care staff at the facility.
Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)
MAiD is available at Island Health owned and operated sites and this affiliate site. Detailed information on MAiD, including brochure for patients and families and a link to information provided by the federal government, is available at MAiD.
Type of Accommodation
• Number of beds in single occupancy rooms: 31
• Number of beds in double occupancy rooms: 2 (equipped with ceiling lifts)
• Number of beds in triple occupancy rooms: 0
Residents pay up to 80% of their after tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation. Learn more about additional services available to residents of Acacia Ty Mawr.
Special Recreational Opportunities
At Acacia Ty Mawr, we provide several outings per year including visits to parks, picnic areas, bus rides, visits to beaches and museum. Horse visits bring residents out of their rooms and joy to the community as residents are able to meet and pet these beautiful animals. Musicians visit the care home several times a week to entertain residents.
All resident areas are on the ground floor and are wheelchair accessible.
Motorized Scooter Policy
No motorized scooters or wheelchairs are permitted at this facility.
Pets are welcome to come as visitors. Two beautiful black cats, Rosie and Fergus, have made Acacia Ty Mawr their home. All pets that visit must be well-mannered and leashed at all times, with their vaccinations up to date. Pets are not allowed in areas where food is prepared or served. Live-in pets are not permitted.
Acacia Ty Mawr is a non-smoking facility. Residents whom smoke are required to do so independently, or with a personal companion in designated areas off of the care home property.
• Front door controlled by keypad lock
• All other doors are alarmed and open into a large fenced area
• Doors secured with magnetic release buttons /keypads
• Fire sprinklers
• Regular fire inspections / drills
Community churches alternate visiting Acacia Ty Mawr to provide Sunday services.
Any Other Amenities
For a reasonable charge, foot care, dental hygiene and hairdresser services are available to Acacia Ty Mawr residents. Learn more about additional services available to residents of Acacia Ty Mawr.
Parking is free but limited.
As this is home to our residents, visiting hours are open to family and friends.
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 and Influenza Protection Policy.
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."