Kiwanis Village is proud to serve the Nanaimo community by providing an 11 bed respite care program. Participants of the program stay in a comfortable private room on the 1st floor at Kiwanis Lodge. Participants are offered three warm meals served in our dining room, social and recreation programs provided by the Kiwanis recreation team, warm baths or showers in our spa room as well as assistance with all medical care required. The program is beneficial to individuals from the community who are requiring assistance recovering from a medical surgery or caregivers who are going on vacation and would like to ensure family members requiring specialized care will be in a safe environment. It is also available to residents interested in transitioning complex care.

Eligibility For Respite Care

I qualify for respite care based on Island Health criteria I am medically stable and have a family caregiver living in the Nanaimo region I require 24 hour nursing support

How much do I Pay

Pricing varies depending on the level of respite needed.

How respite Care Can Help

For more information about respite beds or other services for seniors and caregivers, talk to your doctor or visit

To find out how respite care may help you, please call Island Health Home and Community Care – 250-739-5749 or reach out to your Island Health case worker.

The role of the caregiver is invaluable.

It is also demanding and sometimes all-consuming. Respite at Kiwanis provides support for caregivers who may be going on vacation, require medical support themselves or quite simply need to take some time for rest and relief.