About
Tsawaayuus (Rainbow Gardens)

Tsawaayuus is a Multi-level Care Facility licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act.

Tsawaayuus is operated under the direction of the Westcoast Native Health Care Society and contracts with the Ministry of Health to provide service under the Continuing Care Facility Act. Funding is received from the Provincial Ministry of Health.

Your Help is Needed! Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate in all of our activities for the benefit of Residents at Tsawaayuus. We always need more volunteers.

We have had great success fund-raising for items such as a Blanket Warmer and a Wheelchair Accessible Van. We are continually planning projects, which will increase the quality of life for Residents. Every donation of resource, including your time is always appreciated.

Applying for Admission to Tsawaayuus: The Ministry of Health, Continuing Care Division, must be contacted to obtain admission to Tsawaayuus. Families or individuals request an assessment through the Vancouver Island Health Authority Continuing Care Division by a nurse who works out of their local Health Unit. Tribal Council or Band Community Health Nurses may assess individuals living on reserve. Once assessed, individuals are wait-listed until a bed becomes available. Individuals or families interested in touring the facility are welcome. Please call and make arrangements.

Facts about the Facility:

  • There are 30 comfortable bedrooms, fully furnished, with ensuite washrooms.
  • Spacious lounge and patio areas
  • Safe, Well-Lit, Covered Smoking Area
  • Nurses on duty 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
  • Complete Dietary Services including assessment and planning by a Registered Dietitian.
  • Physiotherapy Services
  • Music Therapy
  • Two wheelchair accessible vans
  • Social / Recreational programs / events coordinated by our Activity Director
  • Traditional Smokehouse to process food donations
  • Maintenance Services
  • Active Auxiliary
  • Store / Gift Shop operated by the Auxiliary
  • Hairdressing Services
  • Volunteer Program
  • Podiatry Services