Long Term Care

Within Kiwanis Village, Kiwanis Lodge is home to older adults who require long term care. Within private, spacious home rooms, across three floors, or neighbourhoods, with wonderful views and bright, open spaces, ‘this is home’. 64 Villagers live well together at Kiwanis Lodge. Care is gently given through the hands and the hearts of professional, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, care aides, cooks, laundry, housekeeping, recreation and holistic partners who are educated and compassionate and dedicated to their role. Add recreation, music therapy, an innovative registered dietitian, a reflective social worker, dedicated pharmacy, strong physician support, and both occupational and physiotherapy, and you can see why Kiwanis Lodge has the positive reputation it enjoys.

Eligibility For Long Term care

I qualify for licensed residential care under the Island Health criteria

I need professional nursing care available 24 hours/day

I require a range of professionally-staffed services to support my care needs

I qualify for licensed resident care under the Island Health Criteria

How much do I Pay

Licensed residential care at Kiwanis Lodge is publicly-funded through Island Health. Residents generally pay 80% of their after-tax income.

Tour the lodge

Tours of Kiwanis Lodge long-term care require a reservation and are offered on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. Tours can be booked at https://kiwanisvillagenanaimo.simplybook.me/


Kiwanis does not manage the waitlist for Long-term Care.

For eligibility and placement please connect with Island Health at 250-739-5749 or ask for an assessment through your current Island Health Case Manager.

Long Term Care Services Include

Long Term care services include: three meals and snacks daily, housekeeping, laundry, daily social, recreational and therapeutic programs, delivered by trained staff such as brain games, special events, community outings, exercises and social programming. Meaningful connections matter, we welcome families and loved ones to participate in our recreational programming. We also offer occupational therapy and music therapy where suitable.

Monthly Housing information sessions

Sessions are open to the public and do not require a reservation in advance.

They are held on the last Monday of each month at the
Frith-Radcliffe Auditorium in Kiwanis House
– 1233 Kiwanis Crescent.

Next Information Sessions: Suspended at this time

We want to talk about dementia

We want to shine a light on our community which flourishes because of the diversity of people who live here. All of our villagers bring their own unique story and spirit to this place. For many years, we’ve been friends and neighbours to people living well with Dementia. Whether newly diagnosed, noticing the outer edges of this journey, or navigating each day with support and care, you are welcome here.

Dementia looks different for everyone, it’s progression, unpredictable. We respond with fluid care, mindful that today’s struggle may become tomorrow’s small victory. At Kiwanis we celebrate these moments, and find joy in unexpected places. We value open and honest communication.
If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Independent Housing, Supportive Living and Assisted Living?

Independent Housing at Kiwanis Village is for independent seniors 55 and older who require a rental subsidy. There are no services included in this type of housing, and eligible residents generally pay 30% of their after-tax income.

Supportive Living at Kiwanis Village is for independent seniors 55 and older who are able to pay privately for rent that includes hospitality services. These services include daily dinner, weekly housekeeping and linen service, a full range of social and recreational activities as well as 24-hour in-suite emergency monitoring. Supportive Living does not include scheduled personal assistance services, which must be arranged privately. Residents pay market rent for their apartment/services.

Assisted Living at Kiwanis Village is subsidized by Island Health. Island Health must complete an assessment to determine eligibility based on health needs. The services include daily lunch and dinner, weekly housekeeping and linen service, a full range of social and recreational activities, 24-hour emergency monitoring and scheduled personal assistance services. Eligible residents generally pay 70% of their after-tax income for rent/services.

Are there additional costs?

In all our buildings, there may be additional costs for the following:

  • Hydro
  • Telephone
  • Cable
  • Internet
  • Additional meals not included with the rent
  • Security deposit
  • Parking
Can I see a suite?

To protect the privacy of our existing residents, we do not tour occupied suites. You will tour a vacant unit when your name reaches the top of the waitlist. Each level of housing and care has different types of floor plans including private rooms, studios, and one and two bedroom apartments. Images of our buildings are also available on our website and at our monthly information sessions.

I have already applied; where am I on the waitlist?

For each level of housing and care, there is a different application and waitlist process, some of which are held confidentially with BC Housing and Island Health. Kiwanis Village cannot provide feedback on current waitlist placements or vacancy timelines.

What do I bring with me?

For all levels of housing, you will need to bring all your own furniture and personal items to make Kiwanis Village your home. For Complex Care, private rooms are furnished with a bed, desk with drawers, a wardrobe and night table, but residents are also encouraged to bring pictures and other personal items as well.

Do you have a bus or other transportation that can take me to personal appointments?

Kiwanis Village has a 15-passenger bus for group activity outings, which is not available for personal appointments. There is a bus stop at the entrance to the Village and also personal transportation may be arranged through HandyDART. Bus passes and HandyDART Tickets are available for sale in our General Store.