Admission Process

If you or your loved one is considering becoming a resident at Sunset Lodge you will first need to contact the Vancouver Island Health Authority to arrange for a community case manager to work with you. While you work through this process we would be pleased to arrange for a tour of our facility. This will help you to determine if Sunset Lodge is the best fit for your family member, so come prepared with any questions or concerns you may have. Please contact the Social Worker to book a time that is convenient. When you are informed that a bed has come available at Sunset for you or your loved one, the Social Worker will contact you to guide you through the admission process. During the initial admission period the staff at Sunset Lodge will do a thorough assessment with regards to diet, finance, medication, nursing and recreational support along with any special needs or requirements.


We have 108 fully equipped private rooms
Sunset Lodge provides our residents nutritious meals and snacks prepared on site, along with in house laundry services and a Tuck Shop that carries a few essentials and treats.

Adult Day Programs

Offering Recreational Programs from Monday to Friday
Proudly serves seniors living in Esquimalt, View Royal, Gorge-Tillicum, and Vic West communities
Access to the adult day program is through your Case Manager
For more information please read about accessing services or contact the Home Health Office nearest you on the VIHA website.

Residential Care Services

Our goal at Sunset Lodge is to provide 24 hour quality care to our residents where individuality, compassion, dignity and respect are key ingredients to a safe, holistic, home like care environment. Our Team consisting of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Resident Care Aides, and Activity Aides provide each resident with a comprehensive individualized care plan based on their needs and requirements. Family members are also an integral part in the development of specialized care goals. The team is complemented by an experienced interdisciplinary group including the Director of Care, Care Coordinator, Social Worker, Spiritual Care, Dietician, Recreation Therapist, Music Therapist, Pharmacist and Medical Director. It is the uniqueness of each resident and the caring dynamic of the staff that comprises the culture of Sunset Lodge. We believe that for everything there is a season—and this season is one worth embracing and celebrating!

Spiritual Care

Spiritual Care is an integral part of The Salvation Army Sunset Lodge. Spiritual Care is available to all residents to assist with emotional and spiritual needs. The services offered are:
· Chapel Services three times per week
· Facilitation of Catholic Mass (Weekly)
· Facilitation of Holy Communion (Monthly)
· Special services throughout the year: Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Remembrance Day & Christmas Service
· Facilitation of reconnecting to community faith group
· Participating in Spiritual Activities is optional for all residents and one of choice.

Recreation Program

Sunset Lodge offers a wide variety of recreational programs that meet the individual needs of each and every resident. We believe that we can enhance the quality of life of our residents through teamwork and a holistic approach to health and well-being (a balance of social, physical, emotional, environmental and spiritual aspects). Our programs include: Exercises, Walking Groups, Outings, Therapeutic Gardening, Special Events, Entertainment, Music Therapy, Pet Therapy, and much more. We are a “resident focused” department and our team of recreation professionals create programs that meet the needs specific to the individual.

About Us

Governance & Ownership:

Sunset Lodge is owned and operated by The Governing Council of the Salvation Army.

Mission Statement:

The Mission of The Salvation Army Sunset Lodge is to provide a high standard of holistic care for its residents, ensuring their right to self- determination, in a safe environment based on Christian Principles and Ethics.


We Believe:

  • in providing care to our residents within a Christian environment, as an extension of Christ’s mission and ministry
  • in the wholeness of the individual—body, mind and spirit
  • in the dignity, worth, right and responsibilities of each individual, resident and staff regardless of race, religion, gender or social condition
  • that a person develops over a lifetime, and that aging and dying are part of the human experience


Sunset Lodge’s vision is to:

  • provide service to our residents and families through professional team work in a Christian context
  • build a humane community in which our residents may live
  • cooperate with other health care and community agencies in order to complement services to others
  • create opportunities for growth and development amongst residents regardless of health status
  • use available resources in a responsible and prudent manner
  • encourage the development and personal growth of our employees and the enhancement of each person’s self-worth.
  • Salvation Army Missions and Values

    The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.
    Mission Statement
    The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.
    Core Values
    There are three core values of our faith – Salvation, Holiness and Intimacy with God.
    Rooted in these three values are the seven core operational values which guide all aspects of The Salvation Army in Canada & Bermuda.
    Compassion: We reach out to others and care for them.
    Respect: We promote the dignity of all persons
    Excellence: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.
    Integrity: We are honest, trustworthy, and accountable.
    Relevance: We are committed to the pursuit of innovation and effectiveness.
    Co-operation: We encourage and foster teamwork and partnerships
    Celebration: We give thanks by marking milestones and successes.


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Join Our Team

If you are looking for the opportunity to work in an exciting environment that specializes in resident Care, we offer:

Competitive wages.
Excellent benefit packages.
Ongoing education opportunities.
Flexible hours.
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Volunteer Opportunities

We have several opportunities for Volunteers to participate in improving the lives of our residents. Volunteers assist with the set-up, implementation and clean-up in these activities, as well as assisting residents to and from activities and, providing important stimulation and socialization. Some examples of programs include and are not limited to:

Arts & Craft classes
Special Events & Dinners
Board Games
Tuck Shop

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer please contact:
Sunset Lodge Recreation and Program Manager


National Salvation Army website:

British Columbia Salvation Army Website

Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority)

Alzheimer Society of B.C.

Contact Us

Sunset Lodge ~ 952 Arm Street ~ Victoria, British Columbia ~ (250) 385-3422