Cairnsmore Place is located in Duncan.
Access to subsidized residential care is coordinated by Island Health staff.
Please do not contact the Operator directly regarding subsidized residential care. For more information on subsidized residential care, contact an Island Health Community Health Services office near you.
For information on private residential care, please refer to the Seniors Housing Directory of BC.
250 Cairnsmore St
No restrictions on visiting hours.
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Publicly Subsidized Units: 100
Private-Pay Units: 0
An older building all on one level with three wings where most of the rooms are four-bed wards. The building itself is 3546 square meters.
Hair salon, tuck shop, outdoor courtyards, living room, private dining space, exercise room, bathing rooms.
Personal effects policy in place, private TV not larger than 20 inches.
Cairnsmore Place is in a quiet residential neighbourhood at the end of a cul de sac. The area around the building is fairly flat with lots of sidewalks and within walking distance to a small grocery store and an elementary school. The acute care hospital is approximately 0.5 km away.
Philosophy of Care
Island Health's Vision, Purpose and Values. Homelike, with safe competent ethical care.
Type of Accommodation
Private, semi private and four-bed rooms.
Residents pay up to 80% of their after tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation.
Special Recreational Opportunities
Activity staff, seven days per week and one evening, who provide recreation/leisure programs to meet the physical, social, mental, spiritual and emotional needs of the residents. Examples are Fun and Fitness groups, crafts, flower arranging, manicures, baking/cooking, gardening, computers, guest speakers, special meals both in and out of the building. Large wheelchair accessible bus that takes residents shopping, to community events, picnics, etc. Special holidays and events are also celebrated.
As per Island Health policy. No pets live at Cairnsmore but families can bring well behaved pets, that have been vaccinated, on a leash, for a visit. Volunteers from St. John’s Pet Therapy Program also visit on a regular basis.
As a health care provider, Island Health has an obligation to promote good health practices. We are committed to ensuring a safe, healthy and clean environment for everyone.
Smoking and vaping is not permitted on any Island Health property. This includes all buildings, grounds and parking lots.
Residents have a designated smoking area.
Fenced and gated. Sliding doors with push button not accessible to residents.
Parking is free but limited.
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 Frequently Asked Questions and 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."