The Views at St. Joseph’s

The Views at St. Joseph’s

A legacy of caring and compassion

St. Joseph’s commitment to serving the community dates back to 1913 when the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto came to the Comox Valley and established their first hospital in Western Canada, a four-bedroom farmhouse.

Today, The Views at St. Joseph’s, a long-term care community, is owned and operated by Providence Living, a faith-based, non-profit health care organization established by Providence Health Care to redefine the collective expectation of seniors’ care in British Columbia.

The Views at St. Joseph’s upholds the tradition of community service set by the founding sisters, and furthers their legacy of providing compassionate care to seniors while valuing the dignity and meeting the unique needs of each person.


Family Resources

Prior to admission, you or your family are welcome to call us at 778-431-0280 to arrange a tour of our neighbourhood. We encourage you to make an appointment with your family doctor to discuss your personal expectations and goals for yourself or your family member.

If your family will be speaking for you, we ask that you designate a spokesperson. It is important to us that we have one person to call when we need your family’s help. Please inform us if you have any legal arrangements and documents in that regard, such as Power of Attorney or Health Representation Agreement

As part of your health plan, please think about degrees of intervention. These help guide our caregiving if and when your health status changes. You may want to discuss your wishes when you meet with your family doctor. We will review your Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST) at our care conferences annually. If you become ill, we will always discuss the options. You may change your MOST at any time.

Visitors will be screened upon arrival and must:

  • Have a recent negative COVID-19 rapid test
  • Provide proof of vaccination
  • Wash hands frequently and properly
  • Use respiratory etiquette


  • All visitors must wear a medical mask when in common spaces. Masks may be removed in private rooms. These will be supplied at the screening desk.
  • Washrooms for visitors are available. Please do not use the washrooms in residents’ rooms.
  • Please be advised these are secure units to ensure the safety of our residents. We want families to be aware that some residents may follow visitors out. If a resident does follow you out and/or into the elevator, please contact a staff member.

Visiting off site:

  • All off-site visits must be booked through the LPN on the resident’s neighbourhood.
  • Off-site visits must follow the same provincial health guidelines for everyone else in the community. These include:
    • frequent hand hygiene
    • respiratory etiquette
    • maintaining physical distancing where possible
    • wearing a mask in indoor public settings or where physical distancing cannot be maintained

Thank you in advance for following our guidelines that will help to keep you, our residents and our staff safe.

Open handbook (PDF) – Resident Handbook

About the Views

Sitting on a spectacular stretch of ocean-front property in Comox, adjacent to the former St. Joseph’s General Hospital, The Views is currently home to 156 residents and offers long-term care in four-bed, semi-private and private rooms.

The care village comprises three neighbourhoods – Mountainview, Oceanview and Eagleview – and features three outdoor decks that provide views of the mountains and ocean. Other features of the facility include:

  • A wheelchair accessible courtyard garden
  • Walking paths and water feature
  • A gazebo
  • Opportunities for gardening

A comprehensive weekly activity roster is complemented by such on-site services as:

  • A hair salon
  • Laundry service for personal items
  • Pet therapy, music therapy and art therapy
  • Occupational therapy and physiotherapy
  • Spiritual care

Checkout our monthly events calendar for all the activities and happenings at The Views this month:

  • What happening on Eagleview
  • What’s happening on Oceanview
  • What’s happening on Mountainview 2
  • What’s happening on Mountainview 3

The Views at St. Joseph’s

2137 Comox Avenue,
V9M 1P2

Tel: 778-431-0280


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Adult Day Care

The Views is pleased to offer an Adult Day Program. Located in the former hospital lobby, the program can accommodate eight participants each day, Monday to Friday. The day program is a great way to prevent caregiver burnout.

The cost is $6/day.


The program supports caregivers in caring for a frail senior at home who may require supervision and assistance during the day. The day program is a great way to prevent caregiver burnout by providing a reprieve from the stresses of providing care to get some rest, socialize with others, or attend to other personal priorities.

Program participation may also enable your loved one to remain at home longer, delaying admission to long-term care. Involvement in social activities in a safe environment may also keep your loved one more independent.

As with any new activity, adjusting to a new activity in a new setting may take your loved one some time. Try not to give up too soon. Most participants eventually enjoy the program and start to thrive in it.

What’s included?

• Meals and snacks
• Supervision
• Social opportunities
• Activities

How can I access the program?

Eligibility and enrollment is arranges through your case manager, Island Health, Home & Community Care.

Once your loved one is deemed eligible for participation, transportation to and from the program at The Views can be arranged with HandiDart (250-339-5426). Alternatively, caregivers can drop off and pick up their loved ones directly at the program.

Need more information?

Please call Joyce Shepherd at 778-431-0280, ext 68788.

Youth volunteers are important members of The Views community. Residents and staff look forward to the injection of energy and optimism that they bring. In their distinctive red t-shirts, they can be seen throughout The Views.

The youth volunteer program is open to students Grade 8 to 12. Most youth volunteers serve one-day-per-week.

Contact the Manager of Volunteer Services…

Phone 778-431-0280 x 68783.

Volunteering at the Views

Volunteers are essential at The Views. Their friendship with residents alleviates loneliness, helplessness, and boredom. Our volunteers are valued members of our health care team, making immeasurable differences by giving freely of their time and talents.

Please print out and complete volunteer application form.

There are a variety of volunteer opportunities for both youth and adults at The Views, including:

• Visiting, baking, playing cards and games
• Participating with exercise groups, movie nights, meal assistance, community excursions
• Helping in the art studio and garden
• Teaching computer skills and providing nail care
• Organizing coffee socials, church and spiritual services

Contact the Manager of Volunteer Services at or phone 778-431-0280 x 68783.