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.
861 Fairfield Rd
Marie Esther 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.
Full Three Year Accreditation - until 2020.
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: http://www.accreditation.ca.
Publicly Subsidized Units: 200
Private-Pay Units: 0
Built in 2003, five-storey building.
The main floor is the common area or Village Square containing the Village Office, Mount St. Mary Foundation Office, Cloud 9 Salon, Blessed Marie Blondin Chapel, Gift Shop, Library, Community Bathing Spa, and Café.
The four upper floors contain Units, each Unit containing four separate Houses. Each House provides accommodation for 12 to 13 residents in private rooms with bathroom and shower facilities, plus one or two double rooms. Each House has its own kitchen, dining room and sitting room/sunroom. Each Unit has its own bathing spa.
The ground of the site offer beautiful outdoor patio, gardens with heritage trees and fountain, and playing area for children. There is also an outdoor garden on the second floor.
Located in downtown Victoria close to the Inner Harbour, shops, restaurants, amenities and services, across the street from St. Ann’s Academy and Beacon Hill Park.
Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation
Christian organization. No exclusions, all are welcome.
Philosophy of Care
Mount St. Mary Hospital is a caring community where people who need long-term support can live in a home-like environment that supports their independence, dignity and quality of life.
Type of Accommodation
184 Single rooms with en suites including shower.
Eight double rooms (to support couples) with a shared en suite including shower.
Residents pay up to 80% of their after-tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation.
Special Recreational Opportunities
A robust activity and eecreation program is offered including bus outings, music therapy, church services and art group.
Motorized Scooter Policy
Accepted on an individual need basis with conditions.
Assessed on an individual basis for visiting pets.
Accepted on an individual basis with conditions.
Any Other Amenities
Community Bathing Program
Parking is free but limited.
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."