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.
4411 Wallace St
Port Alberni, B.C.
Alberni-Clayoquot Continuing Care Society
No restrictions on visiting hours.
Fir Park Village has been accredited with CARF since 2017.
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: 65
Private-Pay Units: 1
Built in 1981, newly renovated in 2013, this multi-level care home is nestled among trees, grass and gardens.
All resident rooms, lounges, activity areas, dining / resident kitchen areas and library are located on the main floor. All resident rooms are private and include a two-piece ensuite washroom. The nursing station is central to the Village’s four wings. The Village has two private courtyards and a large open gazebo on its front lawn.
Features of the building include a large central lounge and activity room (with full kitchen), open dining space (which includes a small Skylight Café), smaller lounge/TV areas, snoezelen room, hair salon, library, store, fenced courtyards and walking paths.
The Village offers on-site laundry for personal items, music therapy, limited access to occupational therapy/dietician/dental hygienist/foot care nurse, volunteer and medical lab support.
In respect to perfumes and deodorants, Fir Park Village upholds a scent-free policy for residents, employees and volunteers. The home also has a least restraint policy in the use of physical and chemical restraints on its residents.
Situated close to the public recreation centre with fully accessible pool/fitness room, library and museum, high school and elementary school. Located on a local transit route. Full services such as restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies, banking and walking trails are only minutes away.
Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation
We respect personal inclinations (spiritual, sexual, etc.) and value individuality respecting individual backgrounds, experiences, opinions, religions and culture.
Philosophy of Care
The Village has a holistic approach in providing care which supports chronic and complex conditions affecting the older adult. We believe all care provided encompasses a gentle, respectful, ethical, supportive and professional approach. We embrace each person – resident, family member, staff member and volunteer as an integral part of our community.
Model of Medical Care/Physician Organization
Any local GP may continue caring for the residents upon admission. If the GP chooses not to follow the resident to facility they will be assigned to one of the facility physicians who frequently attend the site and our residents weekly. One of these physicians includes our medical Director.
Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)
MAiD is available at Island Health owned and operated sites and this affiliate site. Learn more 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: 66
• Number of beds in double occupancy rooms: 0
• Number of beds in triple occupancy rooms: 0
Each room is outfitted with a bed, bedding, dresser, night table and lamp and a private two-piece ensuite. There is an option to have access to TV, telephone and internet, but the resident is responsible for all associated set-up and costs.
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 Fir Park Village.
Special Recreational Opportunities
A fully staffed Program Department which operates seven days a week usually providing activities between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Programs cater to the physical, social, cognitive, creative, emotional and spiritual needs of residents. The activities are entertainment based therapeutic based, and can engage a single individual, a small group or a large group of residents.
Fir Park Village operates a bus, so many outings into the community are offered throughout the week. The activities are well supported by a large volunteer base.
All living and community spaces within the Village are located on the main floor and are fully accessible by wheelchair/walker. All courtyard areas are fully accessible.
Motorized Scooter Policy
Motorized scooters are not permitted in the building.
As per Island Health pet policy.
Cats are not allowed due to severe employee allergies. Visiting dogs are allowed and encouraged with pre-authorization based on the pet’s state of health, immunization, cleanliness and the understanding and adherence of the general rules of the house such as being on a leash, minimal barking, not in dining room during meals.
The Alberni-Clayoquot Continuing Care Society has adopted a smoke free premises policy for both in-house and on the grounds.
• Doors secured with magnetic release buttons /keypads
• Fire sprinklers
• Regular fire inspections / drills
• Secured entrances(s)
• Personal wander alarms (Wanderguard or similar)
Any Other Amenities
Adult Day Services/Program with access to bathing, foot care and hair salon services. All meals prepared fresh daily on site.
Parking is free but limited.
Entrance doors are locked between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. If you find yourself visiting during this time frame, you will need to buzz in.
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."