Service Provider: Island Community Mental Health
Funder: Island Health
Greenridge Place is a 10 resident, licensed care facility helping young adults with mental illnesses. The program supports residents through a team of 17 staff including mental health workers and a Director of Care. The goal of Greenridge Place is to help and encourage residents to develop skills that will lead to them living full, rich lives independently in the community. Greenridge Place is licensed under the Community Care and Assisted Living Act. See inspection reports about this facility.
Access and Referral Information:
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• The individual must be aged 19 to 35 and require 24-hour care.
• Primary care need is related to a diagnosis of severe and persistent mental health illness.
• Alcohol or recreational drug use is discouraged and substances are not permitted on site.
• Residents must be willing to actively participate in Rehabilitation and Recovery plans.
• TB screening/testing.
Building features and description:
The building is a house in Saanich. There are four rooms on the first floor and six rooms in the basement. There are four bathrooms. All bedrooms are private. The bedrooms have an average closet with a locking safe, a bed, a stand-up dresser, and a bedside table. There is no storage space. Residents may bring their own televisions, computers or small items. Residents may use their own pillows and or linens.
The first floor has the kitchen and two dining areas to accommodate 10 people and a living room. The laundry room is in the basement. There is a garden and a small yard for residents. A phone line is available for local calling.
• One mental health worker on 24/7
• One Director of Licensed Care (RN) available Monday to Friday (hours will vary)
• One Manager of Licensed Care (LPN) available 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday
• On-call staffing after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and 24 hours per day on weekends available from a manager with Island Community Mental Health.
Many individuals 64 and under receive Persons with Disability (PWD) income from the BC Ministry of Social Development. The program per diem (daily fee) will be arranged to be paid directly by The Ministry. Eligible clients 65 years or older are in receipt of federal benefits e.g. Old Age Security (OAS) and Guaranteed Income Supplements (GIS) and are responsible to make the per diem payments. Clients are assisted to manage and administer their finances at the request of the client or their legal representative e.g. POA, PGT. Financial support for medical equipment and supplies is guided by Disability benefits, Pharmacare coverage, and Island Health policies.
Length of stay:
Length of stay is dependent on resident needs with a goal of moving toward independent living within two years. If care needs or individual behavior exceed what one staff member can manage safely, a referral to a higher level of care may be necessary. Likewise, residents may be referred to a lower level of care if they no longer need 24-hour staff support.
Residents must be able to manage independently. Mobility aids are not permitted indoors.
Assistance is provided to obtain a bus pass or HandyDART services. The nurse supports transportation to medical appointments.
Visitors and Caregivers
No overnight visitors. Residents can inform staff when a visitor is expected. Visitors must remain in common areas with the exception of family who may visit in resident rooms. Guests may stay for a meal when prearranged with staff.
There is no religious service provided in the home. Seasonal holidays are celebrated by decorating and having special meals. Individual lifestyle choices such as social, cultural and spiritual beliefs will be respected and supported. Staff support residents to engage in offsite spiritual activities by assisting to organize transportation and scheduling.
Pets are not permitted.
No smoking or vaping indoors. Smoking is permitted outside, in the designated smoking gazebo only. Recreational cannabis use is not permitted.
Monitored entry and doors are locked at night. No security cameras. Staff are trained in the event of an earthquake, fire, or disaster. Snow removal and salting is arranged by the maintenance department at head office. The house is equipped with smoke detectors and 24 hour monitoring by an external contractor. Fire drills are held monthly.
Any Other Amenities
Mental Health supports:
Mental status monitoring, PSR activity groups, goal setting, skill building, individualized care planning
Individuals must have access to a general practitioner GP or Nurse Practitioner (NP), and will be referred to medical services in the community. This includes optometry, physiotherapy, dental care, podiatry. Staff assist with making referrals, appointments and transportation needed.
Recovery programming on site:
Psychosocial-Rehabilitation model. Independent living skill-building, goal setting. Clients are encouraged to find volunteer and/or gainful employment.
Director of Licensed Care is an RN, Manager of Licensed Care is an LPN. One of the two are onsite 4 days per week during business hours and when they are not onsite they are available by phone.
Medication support by onsite nurse and MHW’s. Injectable medications are administered by the nurse.
Residents must be able to transfer and toilet themselves independently.
Three meals a day and two snacks are provided. Resident participation is required to prepare their individual breakfast while lunch is provided and participation is encouraged. Residents are each assigned one night a week to prepare dinner for the other residents, with support from staff.
Education, prompting, support, and daily room checks are provided by onsite staff. Residents are expected to participate in household chores.
Education, prompting, support, and daily checks are provided by onsite staff. There is no extra charge for laundry.