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Residential Care in Saanich

Welcome to peace of mind at Amica On The Gorge, where support is always available whenever you need it. We offer licensed residential care on a dedicated floor in private, accessible supportive suites which are tastefully designed to enable your mobility and independence. Your comfort, care and safety are ensured around the clock by licensed nurses and professional care aides.

Certified wellness staff
Other senior living operators base their staffing ratios on annual budgets. At Amica On The Gorge, we use a variable staffing model to meet the actual care needs of our residents. As our residents require more support, we increase our staffing levels. Your medical needs will be overseen by our Director of Wellness, a registered nurse selected for their education, experience, clinical background and expertise working with seniors. A Wellness Coordinator helps organize care services for every resident. Residents appreciate knowing a licensed practical nurse is on duty around the clock and that they will have the same friendly, certified aides providing assistance every day.

What to expect in residential care
We follow your lead to provide the exceptional service you’d expect from Canada’s leader in premium senior living, including freshly prepared daily meals, housekeeping and maintenance, cleaning and laundry and scheduled transportation. The residence concierge and emergency response pendants offer residents and families a safe and secure environment. Be reassured that you’ll be supported according to your individual preferences, whether you’d like help bathing, getting dressed, managing health issues or moving in and out of your wheelchair or walker. Enjoy a dedicated lounge and dining room plus recreational activities specially designed to support your physical, emotional, social and intellectual well-being. Plus, you’ll benefit from our exclusive Personalized Wellness Plan aimed at helping you get the most from the activities, amenities and services at our senior residence in Saanich.

Professional care and support

Nurse on-site 24/7
Professional wellness staff available around the clock
Flexible care and support in the comfort of your suite
Personal emergency response pendant
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Residential Care suites

Your licensed care suite is filled with natural light, smart storage and accessible features so you can live comfortably. Specialized lightweight hardware makes your suite door easier to open and close using minimal pressure. Windows are placed low enough that you can enjoy the view from the comfort of your chair or bed. Corners and doorways accommodate mobility devices such as a cane, walker or wheelchair. Washrooms are carefully designed to ensure privacy and support with grab bars and accessible bathroom fixtures for your comfort and safety. Choose from a variety of sizes and floor plans and add your personal stamp to make your suite feel like home.
Model suite Amica On the Gorge senior retirement residence.

Sample studio ~ 226 to 425 sq. ft.

Your Residential Care suite features:
- A private condo-style setting with its own kitchenette and bathroom
- Classic neutral decor
- Heat and hydro included
- In-suite climate control


Sample one bedroom ~ 438 to 547 sq. ft.

Your Residential Care suite features:
- A private condo-style setting with its own kitchenette and bathroom
- Classic neutral decor
- Heat and hydro included
- In-suite climate control


Included for you

The following services are included for residential care residents: three meals served daily, snacks and drinks available in self-serve bistro, daily activities, personal laundry, flat linen laundry, daily room tidy, weekly suite cleaning, assistance with bathing or showering, scheduled transportation for shopping and excursions, concierge and personal emergency response pendant.
A housekeeper making the bed in a resident's suite

Additional care services

The following services are available a-la-carte or as part of a bundle: personal care and support plan, assistance with dressing and/or grooming, additional bathing assistance (more than once weekly), medication management, escort assistance, mechanical or hydraulic lift services, continence care, wound care, CPAP or Bi-PAP, tension stockings, B12 injections, oxygen.

Female resident walking down hallway with support of cane and female caregiver

Exceptional dining

You’ll find our passion for food in every menu created by our Red Seal certified chefs, who use fresh ingredients daily to prepare dishes to suit every appetite and meet the highest standards for quality, taste and nutrition.

Three delicious meals are served daily in a dedicated dining room conveniently located on your floor. Fresh, light fare and beverages are available all day in the self-serve bistro. You can invite family and friends to join you anytime. We offer personal assistance with meals for residents who request it. Our kitchen is pleased to accommodate special dietary requirements and preferences.

Dining photo with salmon and asparagus entree at Amica senior living residence.