Located in Sooke.
Access to subsidized long-term care is coordinated by Island Health staff.
Please do not contact the Operator directly regarding subsidized long-term care. For more information on subsidized long-term care, contact an Island Health Community Health Services office near you.
For information on private long-term care, please refer to the Seniors Housing Directory of BC or Director of Care at 250-642-1750 (extension 105).
6764 Ayre Rd
Sooke Elderly Citizens Housing Society
To reduce spread of COVID-19, each site has a visiting procedure to protect residents, staff, and the public
Please contact staff to learn more about scheduling a visit.
Completed primer stage of Accreditation.
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Publicly-subsidized Units: 31
Private-pay Units: 0
All residential complex care suites have large, sun-filled private rooms that are comfortably unfurnished. All have ensuite bathrooms with overhead lifts.
Ayre Manor has two beautiful gardens with a gazebo, sitting chairs, fruit trees and water feature for the enjoyment of the residents. A beautiful walkway rounds the Manor for residents and guests to stretch their legs and view the variety of trees & plants. Onsite there is a Tuck shop with reasonable prices for gifts or groceries.
Ayre Manor is situated on a six-acre property within walking distance of the downtown of Sooke, a coastal community known for its friendly folks, beautiful scenery, west coast history and locally-owned restaurants, services and shops.
Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation
The Manor has no affiliation to spiritual services, however, providers of these services for members are welcome.
Philosophy of Care
Ayre Manor believes in compassionate care. Each person deserve respect and compassionate care at all stages of their life and be honoured for their wisdom and culture. We care for the whole person, offering emotional, social and physical support and interventions as and when needed. At Ayre Manor we recognize the importance of nurturing supportive relationships between residents, families, staff and the broader community. We treat the residents as we would our own family members- with respect and genuine concern.
Model of Medical Care/Physician Organization
This facility operates a TORCH (Towards Optimal Residential Care Health) Model / Residential Care Initiative (RCI) model for medical care. Residents are assigned to a physician who attends the facility monthly and works in a shared care model, working closely with other TORCH / RCI physicians and facility health care staff.
Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)
MAiD is available at Island Health-owned and operated sites and affiliate sites. Read more detailed information on MAiD, including a guide for patients and families and a link to information provided by the federal government.
Type of Accommodation
• Number of beds in single occupancy rooms: 30
• Number of beds in double occupancy rooms: 0
• 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 Ayre Manor.
Special Recreational Opportunities
At the Manor we have hand chime chorus every Saturday, mental aerobic weekly, chair Zumba weekly, yoga weekly, piano music every Sunday and an array of musicians twice weekly.
Motorized Scooter Policy
No motorized scooters or wheelchairs allowed; electric wheel chairs are allowed with doctor's order.
Pets are not permitted to live in the Manor. Visiting pets are welcome and must be leashed at all times, have current vaccinations and be well mannered.
No pets are permitted in any area were food is prepared or served.
Ayre Manor has designated smoking areas on the grounds for residents. The smoking area is 30 meters from the residential care building, and has lighting but no heat.
• Secured entrance(s)
• Doors secured with magnetic release buttons /keypads
• Fire sprinklers
• Regular fire inspections / drills
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.”