Eden Gardens

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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.

1917 Northfield Rd
Nanaimo, B.C. 
V9S 3B6

Accreditation Status

Accreditation Canada May 2019 Report

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: 130
Private-Pay Units: 0

Building Description

Eden Gardens is a two-storey wood frame building located on Northfield Road. The building is 105.000 square feet located on five acres.

 Administration and Day programs are located in the Arbutus building. Residences are located in the Balsam, Cypress and Douglas Fir buildings. Each first floor resident neighbourhood has its own secure garden. Each second floor resident neighbourhood has access to a solarium. 

The infinity loop garden with water feature adds a unique dimension to the other gardens. Staff amenities, support services and maintenance/mechanical rooms are located in the basement.

Building Amenities

The building contains 12 resident neighbourhoods comprised of 11 rooms each. Each neighbourhood has a dining room, active and passive lounge and window seats for external viewing. 

Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

The home is located 1.5 kms from Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) and is centrally located for easy access to most community amenities.

Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation

We aim to meet the individual needs of all of our residents and treat all with respect and dignity.

Philosophy of Care

Eden Alternative Philosophy of Care.

Type of Accommodation

Each resident has a private room. Each room has a bed, armoire, night table, chair, private 2 piece bathroom including a shower and overhead lift capabilities. Portable lifts are used where overhead lifts are not appropriate. Bathing is provided in the spa. There is a bistro with outdoor seating, gift shop and hair salon that is available to residents and visitors.


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 Eden Gardens

Special Recreational Opportunities

Chaperoned bus excursions are provided as part of the Eden programs.


The home is fully wheelchair accessible. Basic wheelchairs are provided as per provincial policy.

Motorized Scooter Policy

Not permitted at this time.

Pet Policy

Visiting pets are encouraged, provided they are vaccinated and well-behaved. Dogs are to be kept on a leash, and the owner cleans up if there are accidents. The home has resident cats, birds and fish.  

Smoking Policy

Not permitted on premises except for residents that have passed a risk assessment.

Safety/Security Features
  • all exits and stairwells and some corridors are secured by magnetic locks
  • an emergency generator to provide electrical power in the event of a disruption
  • smoke and heat detectors throughout
  • building is fully sprinklered
  • staffed 24 hours a day, seven days per week
  • all resident spaces are equipped with “nurse call” system
Spiritual Care

Chaplain available.


Parking is free but limited.

Visiting Information

Regular visiting hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

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 


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