The Summit

The Summit long-term care home is located in Victoria. This 320-bed facility serves seniors who have dementia or complex care needs.

Bus Route/Transit

Take BC Transit. The Summit is on and within blocks of many major bus routes. 

  • Westshore – #50 Downtown then #4 or #9 UVic
  • Esquimalt – #14 or #15 UVic, #24 Cedar Hill or #25 Maplewood then the #4 UVic
  • Oak Bay - #2 James Bay then the #4 UVic
  • Gordon Head - #27/28 then the #4 UVic
  • Swan Lake - #6, 70, 71, 72 or 75 then the #4 UVic
  • Peninsula - #70, 71, 72 or 75 then the #4 UVic or park at McTavish Exchange #70, 71, 72 then the #4 UVic
Contact Us

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.

955 Hillside Ave
Victoria, B.C. 
V8T 1Z9

250-370-3750
Operator

Island Health

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

Accreditation Canada, April 2014 Report.

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.

Capacity

Publicly subsidized units: 320
Private pay units: 0

Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

Located in the Hillside/Quadra neighbourhood, directly beside Quadra Village, featuring grocery shopping, pharmacy, coffee shops, restaurants and more.

Philosophy of Care

The Summit’s vision is to deliver quality driven, resident focused care in an environment that is home-like, welcoming and inclusive for residents, families, staff and physicians.

Island Health's Vision, Purpose and Values

Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)

MAiD is available at Island Health owned and operated sites and this affiliate site. Learn more detailed information about MAiD, including a guide for patients and families as well as information provided by the federal government.

Type of Accommodation

Private rooms.

Cost

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

Special Recreational Opportunities

Residents have the opportunity to participate in exercise and cognitive groups and also recreational activities such as:

  • live entertainment
  • social events
  • bus outings
  • leisure tasks (games and crafts)

The therapy department provides occupational and recreational therapy five days per week. Music therapy is also offered four days per week.

Please note:

Live entertainment and bus trips are currently on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Accessibility
  • elevator access to floors
  • ample outdoor spaces
  • lounges
  • on-site, accessible parking
  • close to public transportation
Motorized Scooter Policy

Individually assessed for safety.

Pet Policy

As per Island Health policy.

Regular visits by approved pet therapy animals.

Smoking Policy

As a health-care provider, Island Health has an obligation to promote good health practices. We are committed to ensuring a safe, healthy and clean environment for everyone. Smoking and vaping are not permitted on any Island Health property. This includes all buildings, grounds and parking lots.

Safety/Security Features
  • secure and non-secure units
  • regular fire inspections & fire drills
  • facility can only be accessed through front door or secure parkade (both entry points open into a reception area)
  • front door is locked at night with a security camera and call button that will be monitored prior to permitting entry after hours
Spiritual Care

No prayer room. Chaplain available.

Parking

There are 43 public and volunteer stalls, as well as five public disability stalls in the underground lot.

Parking is free for families and visitors.

Speak with reception about a parking pass for your vehicle. Hardship and family caregiver permits are available. For more information on parking visit the parking services webpage.
 

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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Sooke Region, West Shore & Urban Greater Victoria