Arguably Trillium’s most scenic property, Acacia Ty Mawr is nestled amidst five acres of gardens and wooded glens in the community of Shawnigan Lake.
Originally a heritage house, Acacia Ty Mawr was transformed into a 35-suite residence, revitalizing the government-subsidized home into an enviable character home. Features of the original heritage house, including wide mouldings to stained-glass windows, were conserved in an effort to preserve its beauty and charm.
Acacia is a publicly funded home; as such, its beds are reserved for those who are awaiting a bed via the Vancouver Island Health Authority.
“Thank you for taking such amazing care of my dad, my sisters and me. You made a terrible situation bearable. The thoughtful, tender care you gave our dad made us feel very comforted.”
Leadership Care Team
Julie Reid, RNExecutive Director
Julie graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in May 2004 with a BScN. She has worked as a Registered Nurse in public health, forensics, geriatric & dementia care, home care, diabetic education, acute/emergency and Primary Care Northern Outpost Nursing.
Since moving to Vancouver Island 7 years ago, Julie spent her first few years working in primary care and home/community care. As a casual RN at Trillium’s Acacia Ty Mawr, Julie fell instantly fell in love with the residents, their families and the staff. In the spring of 2019 Julie accepted a promotion to Director of Care for Acacia Ty Mawr and with passion and humour capable stewards this long term care home in Shawnigan Lake.
“My true passion is working with the Seniors population. I am focused on providing the best quality of care for our clients and their families. I look forward to enriching their lives and working with our staff at Acacia to provide a warm, and person-centered home.”
Arley Lewis, RN BScNClinical Care Coordinator
Arley began her Cowichan Valley life when she moved from Victoria to Cobble Hill in 2001 to raise her young family. She graduated as a Licensed Practical Nurse in 2007 and starting working in Nanaimo as a medical detox nurse. She began her Acacia Ty Mawr career over ten years ago when she became a casual LPN. Arley obtained her nursing degree in 2013 and has since worked as a full time nurse on the floor at Trillium Acacia Ty Mawr. Outside of work, Arley is busy raising two boys, taxiing her kids to sports and watching her sons grow. She spends any free time she has exploring the outdoors hiking and biking with her beloved companion, a golden retriever named Cedar.
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