Cerwydden Care

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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.

3243 Cowichan Lake Rd 
Duncan, B.C. 
V9L 4B8


Park Place Seniors Living

Accreditation Status

Cerwydden Care Home earned full National Accreditation in 2008, 2011, 2014, and again in 2018. Since 2006, all Park Place Seniors’ Living care homes have been fully accredited.

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. For more information, visit: http://www.accreditation.ca/.


Publicly-subsidized units: 52
Private pay units: 4

Building Description

This two-storey building, northwest of downtown Duncan, was built in 2000. As one of the 34 seniors’ residences owned and operated by Park Place Seniors Living, it follows the company’s ‘resident-first’ care philosophy which promotes individualized care for each resident.

In addition to private rooms and dining/activity spaces, it has a secure front courtyard with water features, walking paths, seating for sitting and socializing and extensive landscaping.

Building Amenities

There are large dining rooms on each floor which double as recreation halls and social nooks equipped with couches. There is also a smaller activity room on each floor which includes a kitchen. Books are available to the residents and there is an on-site organ that some residents enjoy playing. MP3 players allow residents to enjoy their choice of music. There is also an outside deck in addition to the enclosed garden (described above).The on-site hair salon operates three days a week.

Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

Cerwydden is located on a quiet residential area with a hospital close by. 

Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation

Cerwydden Care welcomes all languages, cultures and religions.

Philosophy of Care

Island Health Vision, Purpose, and Values 

As a Park Place Seniors Living home, Cerwydden follows the company-wide Resident’s Day philosophy, in which incoming residents are asked how they wish to live in the home. The responses become an individualized schedule for that resident, which is implemented by the care team.

This program provides individualized care for each resident and recognizes that Cerwydden is their home in which they are accorded a voice and a choice in how they live. In 2011, Accreditation Canada cited Park Place’s Resident’s Day care philosophy as a leading practice in seniors’ care.

Model of Medical Care/Physician Organization  
Residents at this facility will usually be followed by their current physician, provided that they are able to provide ongoing care. If the resident cannot be followed by their community physician (or if they do not have one), the facility will help facilitate the finding of a new physician.

Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)
MAiD is available at Island Health owned and operated sites and this affiliate site. Detailed information on MAiD, including brochure for patients and families and a link to information provided by the Federal Government, is available on the MAiD webpage

Type of Accommodation
  • Six rooms are shared between two people and have one bathroom
  • 44 rooms are private with ensuite bathroom

Residents pay up to 80% of their after-tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation. Read more about additional services available to residents at Cerwydden Care through community vendors. Fees will vary depending on the service and are subject to change. 

Special Recreational Opportunities
  • music programs
  • movie night
  • gardening programs
  • weekly church service
  • baking programs
  • bingo
  • bus trips
  • pet visits
  • exercise / physical therapy programs

Wheelchairs and walkers.

Motorized Scooter Policy

No motorized scooters allowed.

Pet Policy

Families are welcome to bring pets for a supervised visit, plus pet therapy program. No live-in pets.

Smoking Policy

Cerwydden Care is a non-smoking facility. 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. 


Safety/Security Features
  • Secured entrances(s)
  • Doors secured with magnetic release buttons /keypads
  • Fire sprinklers
  • Personal wander alarms (Wanderguard or similar)
  • Regular fire inspections / drills
  • 24/7 staffing
Spiritual Care

Chaplain available.

Any Other Amenities
  • small wheelchair-accessible bus for day trips
  • foot care nurse
  • hairdresser
  • dental hygienist
  • occupational therapist

Learn more about services available to residents at Cerwydden


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 to 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


Cowichan, Saanich Peninsula and Southern Gulf Islands