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Residential Services - The Views at St. Joseph's

The Views provides Residential Services to members of our community who can no longer live alone independently. Access to these subsidized residential care beds is coordinated through a Home and Community Care (HCC) Case Manager.

The Views is made up of two units: Eagleview and Oceanview. The names describe the natural setting and spectacular views offered from each unit. There are 125 beds in total with some private, semi-private and standard four-bed rooms. Oceanview has one respite room available for short-term stays.

A Resident and Family Handbook is available from the receptionist on Eagleview. It contains useful information for prospective residents and/or their family members.

Services available in The Views include professional nursing, direct care giving, recreation/activation programs, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, music therapy, pastoral care, hairdressing, nutritional and social services. Each resident is attended by their own personal physician.

Residents and their families are encouraged to make Eagleview and Oceanview their homes, so visiting hours are open and families are welcome to participate in all aspects of life on the unit.

Resident Handbook (PDF)

Transitional Care Services

St. Joseph's Transitional Care Unit (TCU) opened in the hospital in 2010. In 2012, the Transitional Care Unit received an Award of Merit for Top Innovation (Affiliate) from the Health Employers' Association of BC under the Excellence in BC Health Care Awards.

The Transitional Care Unit is an activation and assessment unit where patients are encouraged and supported to develop their full potential in independence and mobility so that they can make realistic plans for discharge from hospital.

The interdisciplinary team that supports the unit consists of Nurses and Patient Care Aides; Pharmacists; Dieticians; Activity Aides; Chaplain; Occupational Therapist; Physiotherapist; Rehab Assistant; Social Worker; your Physician and Geriatric Medicine Specialists.

Care Planning: on the Unit, the Clinical Coordinator and team will get to know you and your family more closely. They will assist you to set goals; plan your care and coordinate services that you may require. The interdisciplinary team members work with you and your family to create individualized therapy which will include assessment for discharge planning whether returning home, moving into Assisted Living, or transitioning into Complex Residential Care.

Our ultimate goal is to assist you or your loved one to reach and maintain the maximum level of independence possible.