Access to subsidized housing 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.
1336 Marchant Rd
Brentwood Bay, B.C.
Beacon Community Services
Beacon Community Services Accreditation with Accreditation Canada. September 2016 to 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: 16
Private-Pay Units: 0
Sluggett House is owned and operated by Beacon Community Services. It is a single level building with a secure garden, walkway and two patios.
Sluggett House has two main common areas. A shared combination kitchen/ dining/ living room, and a smaller fireside lounge. In addition, there is an on-site spa room outfitted with a soaker tub and hairdressing sink.
Sluggett House is located in a residential neighbourhood in Brentwood Bay, B.C. The village centre with banks, restaurants, shopping and pharmacies, is less than a five minute walk away.
Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation
Sluggett House welcomes all languages, cultures and religious affiliations.
Philosophy of Care
Sluggett 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 not 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 - 16
• Beds in Double 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 at Sluggett House.
Special Recreational Opportunities
Sluggett House staff provide leisure and recreation programming throughout the day. Activities include exercises (strength, stretch, balance, and neighbourhood walk) and options that are tailored to residents’ personal interests and preferences, such as 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.
Sluggett House is accessible for those who are independent in their mobility. Wheelchairs cannot be accommodated.
Motorized Scooter Policy
No motorized mobility devices permitted.
Visiting pets only are welcome in 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.
No smoking or vaping on site.
• 24-hour 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
Any Other Amenities
Meals are home-cooked in the very spacious, family-style kitchen. Residents also have independent, easy access to an outdoor, fenced garden patio area with raised garden beds.
Parking is free, but limited.
As this is clients’ home, family and friends visiting hours are unrestricted.
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."