The Easter Rd. Bed & Breakfast is a unique house where adults with multiple diverse abilities can come and enjoy a vacation in a home-away-from-home atmosphere. Guests and their families, friends and caregivers can feel comfortable knowing that staff at the B&B are skilled and enthusiastic caregivers who provide safe, caring, fun and exciting experiences for all guests.
The home is tastefully decorated with three themed respite bedrooms. Supported twenty four hours a day, guests at the B&B have many social opportunities. They can reacquaint with old friends and meet new ones too. Our guests enjoy many activities such as cooking, arts and crafts, playing Wii, “spa” nights, hockey parties and pyjama parties, hosting BBQ’s with friends, attending parties, dances and hockey games. As one guests says, “The B&B rocks!”
The staff at the Bed & Breakfast are thoroughly trained in all aspects of personal support for persons with diverse abilities, including but not limited to personal care, medication administration, equipment operation, and safety practices. Guest specific training is done for each guest prior to his or her first stay. This licensed facility is fully wheel chair accessible and can accommodate a wide variety of health needs including gastrostomy tube feeding, oxygen, colostomy/ileostomy care, and all types of personal care. The Bed and Breakfast owns a large selection of mechanical lifts, eating and bathing aides, a wheel-in shower, and a specialized bath tub with jacuzzi jets. Both the manager and the staff monitor any special needs or health concerns of the guests on an ongoing basis. Professional support from the community in the form of Registered Dieticians, Physiotherapists, and Health Services for Community Living (HSCL) supplement support provided by on-site staff.
Those guests staying at the B&B are referred to us through Community Living B.C. A guest must be 19 years or older and a client of CLBC. Preference may be given to those who use a wheelchair, or have significant mobility issues. Guests must also be able to get along with other guests in a community environment.
I've worked at ILHS for 18 years. It has been the best job I've ever had. I love my work, enjoy time with my co-workers (some have become my best friends), the Individuals supported have changed my life, and my bosses have been brilliant. I wouldn't change anything. I look forward to work each day and have a real sense of contributing something of value.
- Dan, Residential Care Worker