Brentwood House

Contact Us

Access to Brentwood House is coordinated by Beacon Community Services or 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.

1167 Stelly’s X Rd
Brentwood Bay, B.C. 
V8M 1H4


Beacon Community Services

Accreditation Status

Beacon Community Services accredited 2012 - 2015, Exemplary 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.


Publicly-subsidized Units: 16
Private pay units: 0

Building Description

Brentwood House is owned and operated by a local community charity, Beacon Community Services. It is an attractive, home-style, two-storey building with resident rooms on both floors and an elevator between floors. Brentwood House has a secure environment for those who require 24/7 supervision. The grounds include a door-to-door paved walkway and two sitting areas. Residents have private bedrooms and may furnish and decorate with their own items.

Building Amenities

Brentwood House has a "great room" combining kitchen, living and dining on the main floor. The common area has air-conditioner for summer and a cozy gas fireplace for colder months. The room is bright with large windows. The outside area has a lawn for outdoor games, a protected area with benches for sun bathing, a large gazebo and beautiful garden. There is an onsite laundry.


Facility-Specific Restrictions

Brentwood 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.

Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

Brentwood House is located in Brentwood Bay. The home is near various community features which facilitate convenient and interesting outings with visiting family members. The village centre, with library, banks, restaurants, shopping, and pharmacies is just half a kilometer away. Victoria regional transit system buses stop right outside the door. Butchart Gardens and The Butterfly Gardens are both nearby tourist attractions.



Philosophy of Care

Island Health's Vision, Purpose, and Values

Brentwood House provides a Social Model of care in a homelike setting that is designed to support dignity and independence. Clients’ personal choices, preferences, and personal experiences are respected, and help shape and influence daily activities. Clients are empowered to make informed choices and exercise control over their lives, maintain and develop meaningful relationships, and enjoy opportunities to use their remaining abilities – the focus is on the ‘whole person’ and what clients can do, rather than what they can not. 

Staff encourage and support clients to maintain their cognitive and physical functions for as long as possible, and seek daily opportunities to express caring and facilitate joy.

Model of Medical Care/Physician Organization

Residents at this facility will usually be followed by their current physician, provided that they are able to provide ongoing care. If the resident cannot be followed by their community physician (or if they do not have one), the facility will help facilitate the finding of a new physician.

Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)

MAiD is available at Island Health owned and operated sites, however, it is not at available at this affiliate site for people with dementia. Learn more about MAiD including a guide for patients and families and a link to information provided by the federal government. 

Type of Accommodation
  • Beds in single occupancy rooms: 17
  • Beds in double occupancy rooms: 0

Residents pay up to 80% of their after-tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation. Read more about additional services available to residents at Brentwood House.

For information on private-pay units, please contact the site manager.

Special Recreational Opportunities

Brentwood House staff provide leisure and recreation programming throughout the day. Activities include exercises (strength, stretch, balance, neighbourhood walk), and options that are tailored to residents’ personal interests and preferences, bingo, mental aerobic activities, art, sing along choir, music therapy, Music and memory, pet visits and more. Bus outings are scheduled once or twice a month and take in local happenings and events.


Brentwood House is accessible for those who are independent in their mobility. Walkers and canes can be accommodated if person is using independently. There is an elevator, however people residing on the second floor must be able to use stairs to exit in event of an emergency. Wheelchairs cannot be accommodated.

Motorized Scooter Policy

No motorized scooters allowed.

Pet Policy

Visiting pets only are welcome outside food preparation/service areas; for all residents’ comfort and safety, visiting pets must be calm and well mannered, have current vaccinations, and be on leash. 

Smoking Policy

No smoking or vaping on site.

Safety/Security Features
  • Secured entrances(s)
  • Building doors secured with magnetic release buttons /keypads designed for dementia care. 
  • Fire sprinklers
  • Vigil bed alarm monitoring
  • Regular fire inspections / drills
Spiritual Care

Upon request. 

Any Other Amenities

Meals are home cooked in the house’s spacious, family-style kitchen.


Parking is free, but limited.

Visiting Information

As this is clients’ home, family and friends visiting hours are unrestricted.

Find information on long-term care visitor guidelines.

Please contact staff to learn more about visiting this location.

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 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.”


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