This fall, our home had major renovations done due to grants provided by BC Housing.
The following renovations took place:
- All electrical outlets and switches replaced
- New lighting fixtures in the common areas
- New toilets in many of the suites and main bathrooms
- New taps in the Resident's bathrooms
- All common areas recarpeted
- All common areas repainted
- New windows throughout the entire building
- New flooring to the dining room
- House Coordinator Kitchen renovated
- New carpets to the House Coordinator's bedrooms
- New flooring in the main bathroom
We have a guest suite on the second floor of the building that we make available to families coming out of town to stay in while they visit with a resident.
We also make the suite available to Cancer patients coming in from out of town for treatments.
It is a self contained suite with a full bath, queen size bed and fold out couch bed. It can sleep 4 people.
There are 2 stair wells that lead to the second floor, one of which has a chair lift for those with mobility challenges.
Below are pictures of the suite and the stair wells.
Please call for rate information which includes all meals.
Here are some new photos taken last December:
Jean and Verne singing at Abbeyfield House
Joy & Emma at the Empress Hotel
Verne & Monica at Government House
Aase & Don at Goevernment House
Title: Relief Cooks
The Abbeyfield model of housing started in England and has expanded around the world. In
Canada, there are over forty Abbeyfield residences. Its goal is to create an inclusive, healthy,
secure and nurturing house environment for seniors that recognizes, respects and provides for
individual needs and interests.
Residents have their own bedsitting room, bathroom and garden plot. They are responsible for
their own personal care, laundry, activities, appointments (including transportation), furnishing
and cleaning their own bedsitting rooms, and preparing their own breakfasts.
Abbeyfield residences are non-profit community based organizations run by a Board of Directors
and volunteers. The only paid staff are the House Coordinator/Cook, Weekend Relief Cooks,
House Keeper, and Live-In Assistant.
The relief cooks provide relief for times when either the House Coordinator/cook or
Weekend Cook are not available. The position is therefore on a casual/on-call basis.
- Position accountable to the Board of Directors
- Abide by the policies and procedures as set by Abbeyfield House St. Peter’s Society
- Assist the House Coordinator
- Work as part of a team, with specific responsibilities as outlined below
- Applicant must include a cover letter, resume and references. (References must provide
- information that includes both employment and residential history for the past 5 years.)
- Prepare lunches and dinners for the 12 residents and their guests that join them from time to time.
- Maintain a clean cooking and dining environment as per Certified BC Food Safe practices.
- Maintain confidentiality at all times
- Carry out any reasonable duties as requested by the House Coordinator or Board members
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to develop and maintain a positive relationship with the residents, their families,
- caregivers, board members and volunteers
- An understanding of the issues, concerns and needs of seniors
- Ability to work within broad guidelines with minimal supervision
- Ability to respond to unexpected situations and interruptions
- Good decision making in any given situation
- Ability to decide when to complete minor jobs and when to refer to a professional
- Can think on his/her feet
- Calm in an emergency
- Committed to the residents’ wellbeing
- Positive experience with seniors
- A positive attitude: respectful, compassionate, caring
- A common sense disposition
- Ability to both follow and give instructions and to work cooperatively
- Honest and act with integrity at all times
- Must pass a criminal record check
- Must have BC FOODSAFE certificate
- Understanding of nutritional and dietary
- needs of seniors and those on special diets
- To be aware of and comply with safe working practices
- Be fit and in good health
- Be a quiet, non-smoker
- First Aid Certificate
- Ability to use Heimlich manoeuvre
- Familiar with BC Provincial regulations, Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA)
Applications must include cover letter, resume and references. (References must provide information that
includes both employment and residential history for the past 5 years.)
Please email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
Abbeyfield House St. Peter’s Society
1133A Reynolds Road
Victoria. BC V8P 2K5
We thank all applicants, but only those being considered will be contacted.