Rest Haven Lodge Long-Term Care

Contact Us

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.

2281 Mills Rd
Sidney, B.C. 
V8L 2C3


Broadmead Care Society

Visiting Hours

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.

Read more about social visiting information for families of those living in Long-Term Care sites.

Accreditation Status

Full Accreditation with Commendation Standing with Accreditation Canada (2016-2020).
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Publicly Subsidized Units: 73
Private-Pay Units: 0

Building Description

The three story building provides private accommodations on second and third floor, with recreational, dining, administrative, and support services on first floor.

Rest Haven Lodge practices person-centred care - striving to create an environment that honours each individual resident's or client’s life history, supports their strengths, and maintains their dignity.

Building Amenities

The facility features a dining room/lounge on each of the residential floors, a dining room, a lounge, an activities room and a hair salon on the main floor, as well as access to a secure fenced garden featuring a courtyard, water feature, and walk way.

Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

Rest Haven Lodge is located one block from the Sidney Branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library and Shoal Center. The commercial area of Sidney is only a few blocks away.

Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation

All services are provided in the English language.

Philosophy of Care

The philosophy of Rest Haven Lodge is that of Christian service. We believe that supportive and caring measures can nurture the whole person – physically, mentally, socially and spiritually.

Type of Accommodation

Rest Haven Lodge offers 73 private, furnished rooms. Residents may bring personal items to help make their room feel like home. The rooms include a small bathroom (toilet and sink), hospital style bed, bedside table, desk and a chair. A cable TV outlet, phone jack and call bell system are also installed in each room. Rooms on third floor are equipped with overhead ceiling lifts.


Residents pay up to 80% of their after-tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation.

Special Recreational Opportunities

Rest Haven Lodge offers music therapy, daily exercise, knitting club, dinner club which meets once a month for a themed meal, a variety of entertainment programs and weekly bus trip to various events or locations aboard our wheelchair accessible bus.


The building entrances and exits are wheelchair accessible and there are two elevators available to access the resident rooms.

Motorized Scooter Policy

Electric wheelchairs and scooters are not permitted.

Pet Policy

No pets are permitted to reside in the facility but are permitted for day visits when accompanied by an individual.

Smoking Policy

We are a non-smoking facility both inside the building and on the grounds.

Safety/Security Features
  • There is 24-hour surveillance in all public areas
  • all exit doors are coded; however, we are not considered a 'locked' facility and therefore, are not able to accommodate people who are at risk for elopement
  • 24-hour staffing onsite
  • a nurse call bell in every bathroom and beside every bed
  • safety handrails are provided throughout all of the corridors in the building
  • building is equipped with smoke detectors and a fire sprinkler system
  • fire alarm system is monitored and monthly fire drills are conducted to keep staff up to date on fire procedures
Any Other Amenities

The facility features a dining room/lounge on each of the residential floors, a dining room, a lounge, an activities room and a hair salon on the main floor, as well as access to a secure fenced garden featuring a courtyard, water feature, and walkway.

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."


Cowichan, Saanich Peninsula and Southern Gulf Islands