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.
1233 Kiwanis Cres
Nanaimo District Senior Citizens Housing Development Society
To reduce spread of COVID-19, each site has a visiting procedure to protect residents, staff, and the public.
Please contact staff to learn more about scheduling a visit.
Accredited October 2014-2018.
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. For more information, visit: http://www.accreditation.ca/.
Publicly Subsidized Units: 75
Private-Pay Units: 0
Kiwanis Lodge is a four-storey complex care building which is part of Kiwanis Village, a welcoming six acre campus of care providing a range of housing and care options.
Building amenities include residents lounges for meals and recreation on each floor, hair salon, and several outdoor areas for socializing.
Kiwanis Village is adjacent to NRGH and close to shopping and medical offices. Public transit stops at the entrance to the Village.
Philosophy of Care
The philosophy of care is based on a resident/family-centred approach.
Type of Accommodation
Each of the 75 private rooms are equipped with overhead ceiling lift and en suite bathroom.
Residents pay up to 80% of their after-tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation.
Special Recreational Opportunities
Monthly Recreation calendars are posted in convenient locations and are on our website. Kiwanis Village recreation programs are further enhanced by the use of a bus equipped to take residents on community outings.
Kiwanis Village common areas are fully accessible to wheelchairs and walkers.
Motorized Scooter Policy
Scooters are permitted upon management's approval and must be parked in designated scooter parking areas only.
Visiting pets are permitted in recognition of the benefit to the well-being of residents. Live-in pets are not permitted.
Kiwanis Village policy permits smoking of tobacco products or electric cigarettes by residents only in outdoor designated smoking areas. Visitors must smoke off-site.
Kiwanis Lodge features a secured entrance and night-time monitoring by a security company.
Any Other Amenities
Two guest suites are available for rental to accommodate overnight visits in another building within Kiwanis Village. Reservations are required.
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."