Glacier View Lodge

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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.

2450 Back Rd
Courtenay, B.C. 
V9N 8B5

250-338-1451
Operator

Glacier View Lodge Society

Visiting Hours

No restrictions on visiting hours. Please call site to arrange for visits after 8 p.m.

Accreditation Status

Glacier View Lodge received a 4-year accreditation from Accreditation Canada in June 2018 and a top-level award, "Accredited with Exemplary Standing".

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/.

Capacity

Publicly-subsidized units: 102
Private-pay units: 0

Building Description

The Glacier View Lodge opened in 1982. It expanded in 1991 to add a dedicated special care unit, and in 2015 to add a dedicated Adult Day Program space. 

The building is a West Coast-style, one-storey building with approximately 48,983 square feet of gross floor space. Is situated on approximately 47 acres of land in east Courtenay, affording a magnificent view of the Comox Glacier and Beaufort Mountain Range.

The Lodge is minutes from downtown Courtenay, Comox, and the North Island Hospital Comox Valley, but amid rural natural surroundings.
 

Building Amenities

The Lodge offers three different care units with lounges, dining rooms, activity spaces, bathing rooms and secure outdoor gardens.  A beauty salon, tuck shop, and restorative care room are located in the central unit. In-house services include meals, laundry for personal clothing, restorative care, and recreation programs available each day and evening.  

Services of contracted providers offer physiotherapy and occupational therapy, pharmacy, foot care, dysphagia (swallowing) management services, medial lab services, and music therapy.

Volunteers and community groups enhance the quality of life for our residents, as do the in-house pets.
 

Facility-Specific Restrictions
  • prefer non-smokers
  • space restrictions for large equipment needs
Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

Downtown Courtenay and Comox are close by and easily accessed by taxi or HandyDart.

Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation

We respect personal inclinations (spiritual, sexual, etc.) and value individuality respecting individual backgrounds, experiences, opinions, religions and culture.

Philosophy of Care

Island Health's Vision, Purpose, and Values

Our health care services are provided through a diverse team of professionals. Glacier View Lodge strives to create a vibrant living environment by attracting people of all ages to support our community, offering meaningful activities, and providing comfort through access to nature and animals. Glacier View Lodge ~ feels like home.

Model of Medical Care/Physician Organization
Any resident, General Practitioner (GP) may continue caring for the residents upon admission. If the GP chooses not to follow the resident to the facility, the resident will be assigned to one of three facility physicians who frequently attend the site and our residents weekly. One of these physicians includes our Medical Director.

Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)
MAiD is available at Island Health owned and operated sites and this affiliate site. Read more about 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:  101 (plus 1 respite bed) 
•    Number of beds in double occupancy rooms: 0
•    Number of beds in triple occupancy rooms: 0
 

Cost

Residents pay up to 80% of their after-tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation. Learn more about services available to the residents of Glacier View Lodge

Special Recreational Opportunities

Special recreational opportunities include daily exercises and group activities for all levels of cognition – well supported by community volunteers, music therapy and Snoezelen.

Accessibility

The facility is on one level for easy wheelchair/walker access in and out. Gardens and outdoor patios are accessible by wheelchair and Broda chair.

Motorized Scooter Policy

Scooters are not permitted for interior use. They may be used on the grounds or when out on HandyDart. Motorized wheelchairs may be used with special permission based on need, safe operation and an OT assessment.

Pet Policy

As per Island Health policy.

Glacier View Lodge has three cats that reside at the facility, along with several birds. Residents’ pets can visit but not reside here. Visiting pets must be well-groomed, well-behaved, and have current vaccinations. Pet visitation volunteers participate in the BC Pets & Friends Program. Pet therapy dogs have undergone dog obedience training.

 

 

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not permitted inside a 10 metre perimeter of Glacier View Lodge premises.

“Premises” is defined as property, all buildings, and out buildings of the Lodge.

Safety/Security Features

•    27-bed secured unit
•    Bed monitoring
•    Doors secured with magnetic release buttons /keypads
•    Fire sprinklers
•    Regular fire inspections / drills
•    Video monitoring
•    Secured entrances(s)
•    Personal wander alarms (Wanderguard or similar)
 

Prayer Room/Chaplain

Chaplain available.

Any Other Amenities

Community programs for non-residents include Adult Day Program, Community Bathing Program, and respite care.

Parking

Parking is free but limited.

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 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."

Community

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Comox Valley, Strathcona, North Island