Yucalta Lodge

Located in Campbell River, this facility has 95 private complex care rooms with individual bathrooms including toilet, sink and shower and four hospice rooms.

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 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.

 

555 2nd Ave
Campbell River, B.C. 
V9W 3V1

250-850-2900
Operator

Island Health

Visiting Hours

No restrictions on visiting hours. 

Accreditation Status

Fully Accredited by Accreditation Canada May 2019.

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/

Capacity

Publicly-subsidized Units: 99 
Private-pay units: 0

Building Description
  • Ninety-nine private rooms with private bathroom/shower
  • Three cottages divided into two sections
  • Six dining rooms
  • Large commercial kitchen - food prepared on site
  • Three courtyards with gardens
Building Amenities

•    Large bistro area with library
•    Several resident lounge areas
•    Gift shop
•    Hair salon
•    Two large tub rooms
•    Three large outdoor courtyards
•    One resident smoking area
•    Four private Hospice rooms with a separate entrance, and a hospice family room with lounge and kitchenette
 

Facility-Specific Restrictions

No heat generating devices are allowed in resident's rooms including air conditioners, fridges, or heaters.

Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

•    North Island Hospital, Campbell River nearby (next block)
•    Hospice Society within walking distance
•    Red Cross loan equipment
•    Local elementary and high school close by
•    Coffee shop, convenience store and bakery are within walking distance
 

Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation

English primary language. No religious affiliation however there is a Catholic Mass service every Tuesday morning.

Philosophy of Care

Island Health Vision, Purpose and Values.

Yucalta Lodge solely exists as a community within a community dedicated to provide quality care in a home-like atmosphere that recognizes and respects the dignity and uniqueness of each resident.

Model of Medical Care/Physician Organization
This facility operates a TORCH (Towards Optimal Residential Care Health) Model / Long-Term Care Initiative (LTCI) model for medical care. Residents are assigned to a physician who attends the facility weekly and works in a shared care model, working closely with other TORCH / LTCI physicians and facility health care staff.

Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)
MAiD is available at Island Health-owned and operated sites and affiliate sites. Read more detailed information on 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: 99
•    Number of beds in double occupancy rooms: 0
•    Number of beds in triple occupancy rooms: 0
 

All rooms have individual bathrooms, including toilet, sink and shower. Yucalta Lodge has four private community Hospice rooms and ninety-five complex care rooms.

Cost

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

Special Recreational Opportunities

Yucalta Lodge outings rotate monthly for each cottage; cottages provide monthly themes lunches. Weekly activities in main lounge include musical entertainment and sing alongs, bingo, arts and crafts, interactive games and sports and intergenerational activities with youth volunteers.    

Daily, residents at Yucalta Lodge have the opportunity to participate in 1:1 visits and walks. Exercise programs are available twice weekly in two of the cottages. During holidays Yucalta Lodge hosts themed activities including means and entertainment.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible in all areas of the building. Electric wheelchairs allowed if deemed appropriate and by evaluation by Occupational Therapist.

Motorized Scooter Policy

No motorized scooters allowed in the building. Electric wheelchair use is based on individual assessment and capability.

Pet Policy

Pet visitation as per Island Health policy.

Visiting pets are encouraged and welcome on a leash.They should be parasite-free and up-to-date on shots. Pets are not allowed in areas were food is prepared or served.

Smoking Policy

Yucalta Lodge has a designated, covered outdoor smoking area at the courtyard by Woodlands Cottage. All cigarette refuse must be disposed of in appropriate receptacle to reduce the risk of fire hazard.  

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. No smoking and vaping permitted on any Island Health property. This includes all buildings, grounds and parking lots.
 

 

Safety/Security Features

•    Secure entrance(s) 
•    Regular fire inspections / drills
•    Fire sprinklers
•    Doors secured with magnetic release buttons/keypads
•    Video monitoring
 

Prayer Room/Chaplain

Not available.

Any Other Amenities

There are two lift accessible specialized tubs. We also have specialized exercise equipment available for resident use under the supervision of our Therapy Services department.

Parking

Parking is free but limited.

Visiting Information

Hospice visitors please check with Hospice Nurse on duty regarding visiting individual residents.

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