Frequently Asked Questions
What is intermediate care?
The care provided is designed to "assist" the individual in the activities of daily living. This could include assistance with personal hygiene, grooming, administration and monitoring of medications and nutrition. More care is required than "persoanl care" but less than "extended care".
Are you subsidized?
Dwelling Place is a private community care facility. For subsidized facilities call Home and Community Care at 250 - 755 - 6229 or log on to the VIHA web site at www.viha.ca
Do you have private rooms?
All rooms at Dwelling Place are private. However, there are two adjoining rooms that can be opened to accommodate a couple.
Are the rooms furnished?
We offer the clients a choice. Others prefer their own furniture. We encourage clients to bring their favourite dresser, easy chair, or any other piece that would make their new room feel comfortable. Your favourite pictures and frames are always welcome.
Do you have a nurse?
A Registered Nurse and a Licensed Practical Nurse are on staff 24/7.
Are meals included?
Yes. Plus snacks. Three freshly prepared meals are served in the dining room daily. In addition, mid-morning snacks consisting of seasonal fruits and beverage is served daily. Mid-afternoon tea or coffee is served with baked treats. An evening hot chocolate and cookies is served before bedtime.
What about laundry?
All your laundry is done in house. (Except fine washables you may wish to clean specially.)
What about visitors?
Visitors are encouraged and welcome at Dwelling Place at any reasonable hour. Out-of-town visitors may be accommodated subject to space availability.
Can I have a telephone?
All rooms are pre-wired for individual telephones. You have to arrange this with Telus.
What about TV?
You are welcome to bring your television. Full cable service is available courtesy of Dwelling Place.
Can I smoke?
Dwelling Place is a smoke-free facility. You may smoke in designated places outside the building.
What are your rates?
Rates depend on the assessed level of care required for you. Please click here for the rates.
What is "assessed level of care"?
If you call "Home and Community Care" of the Central Island VIHA (phone: 250 - 755 - 6229) an intake nurse will make an assessment of the care level you require.
What about my doctor?
Most physicians visit their patients at Dwelling Place. Other laboratory test are done in house.
Do you have a waiting list?
No. We serve on a first-come first-serve basis. For space availability please click here.
Do you provide respite care?
At Dwelling Place you can stay for a few days, a few months or
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