Arrowsmith Lodge

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Access to subsidized long-term care is coordinated by Island Health staff.

Please do not contact the Operator directly regarding subsidized long-term care. For more information on subsidized long-term care, contact an Island Health Community Health Services office near you.

For information on private long-term care, please refer to the Seniors Housing Directory of BC.

266B Moilliett St
Parksville, B.C.
V9P 1M9


Arrowsmith Health Care Society

Accreditation Status

Q Mentum Accreditation achieved in 2018.

Accreditation is an external peer review process to assess and improve the services health care organizations provide to their patients and clients, based on standards of excellence set by Accreditation Canada.


Publicly-subsidized units: 75
Private-pay units: N/A

Building Description

Arrowsmith Lodge was built in 2005. This two-story building offers ground level entry, with resident rooms on the main floor with the kitchen, maintenance, and laundry service located on the lower level. All resident rooms are private. The lodge is surrounded with trees, grass, a small orchard and numerous plants. The building has wide hallways and handrails to assist the elders.

Building Amenities
  • Large centralized activity room 
  • Small private dining room 
  • Outdoor courtyards, 
  • Indoor lounges and plenty of cozy corners set up for reading, visiting or puzzles  
  • Hair salon on site 
  • Board room available
  • Sensory therapy room
Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

Arrowsmith Lodge is located next door to a senior’s home and numerous apartments, many with seniors. The downtown of Parksville is a short distance away and offers residents access to restaurants, banking, recreational areas, and pharmacies services.

Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation

English is the primary language spoken. No religious affiliations, multi-denominational.

Philosophy of Care

Arrowsmith Lodge embraces a philosophy of creating an environment enriched with pets, activities and experiences that make a life of meaning and enjoyment for our elders.  Our mission is to provide quality care in a home like setting while fostering links within the community.

Model of Medical Care/Physician Organization 
Arrowsmith Lodge operates a TORCH (Towards Optimal Residential Care Health) Model / Residential Care Initiative (RCI) model for medical care. Residents are assigned to a physician who attends the facility weekly and works in a shared care model, working closely with other TORCH / RCI physicians and facility health care staff.

Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)
MAiD is available at Island Health owned and operated sites and this affiliate site. Read more detailed information about MAiD, including a guide for patients and families and a link to information provided by the federal government. 

Type of Accommodation
  • Number of beds in single occupancy rooms: 74
  • Number of beds in double occupancy rooms: 0
  • Number of beds in triple occupancy rooms: 0
  • Number of Respite rooms: 1

Residents pay up to 80% of their after tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation. Learn more about additional services available to residents of Arrowsmith Lodge

Special Recreational Opportunities

At Arrowsmith Lodge we provide a wide range of activities from live music, outings, celebrations, exercises and theme days (Halloween Parties, PJ days, Western Days).


Accessible parking available. The buidling is accessible from the ground level. 

There is a bus stop located on the front street. Handy-dart will pick up right outside the door.

Motorized Scooter Policy

No motorized scooters allowed. 

Pet Policy

There are resident pets at Arrowsmith Lodge – three cats, budgies, finches and two fish tanks. Pets are welcome to come as visitors; pets must be well mannered and leashed at all times, with up to date vaccinations. Pets are not allowed in areas where food is prepared or served.  

Smoking Policy

Arrowsmith Lodge has designated smoking areas on the grounds for elders. Due to space, only three smoking elders can be accommodated at one time. All elders who smoke must have smoking risk assessment completed. Smoking is not allowed by the staff on site.

Safety/Security Features
  • Secured entrances(s)
  • Video monitoring
  • Doors secured with magnetic release buttons /keypads
  • Fire sprinklers
  • Regular fire inspections / drills
Spiritual Care

Church services are offered on a weekly basis.  Multiple churches provide service. 

Any Other Amenities

Sensory Therapy room available for elders, volunteers and family use. There is a beautiful orchard on the property with a gazebo available for use by families and elders. There is a Bistro on the property that families are welcome to take a loved one to eat at; advance notice is requested.


Parking is free but limited.

Visiting Information

As this is home to our residents, visiting hours are open to family and friends.

Find information on long-term care visitor guidelines.

Please contact staff to learn more about visiting this location.

During influenza season (typically December-March), to help protect patients from the flu, all visitors will be expected to wear a mask in our facilities if they have not had a flu shot. For more information, please read our Influenza Protection Policy.

Provincial policy requires all visitors to be informed:  "Violence, foul language and abusive behaviours are not acceptable. Verbal threats or acts of violence will not be tolerated and may result in removal from this facility and/or prosecution.”


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