Cairnsmore Place

Operator:  Island Health
Address:   250 Cairnsmore Street, Duncan, BC  V9L 4H2
Phone:      250-709-3080

  • Billing Enquiries: 250-370-8501 or toll free 1-866-995-3299

   Cairnsmore Place - interior


Access to subsidized residential care is coordinated by Island Health staff. For more information on subsidized residential care, contact the Home Health Office nearest you. Please do not contact the Operator directly regarding subsidized residential care. For information on private residential care, please refer to the Seniors Housing Directory of BC.


Publicly Subsidized Units: 100
Private-Pay Units: 0

Building Description

An older building all on one level with 3 wings where most of the rooms are 4 bed wards. The building itself is 3546 square meters. 

Building Amenities

Hair salon, tuck shop, outdoor courtyards, living room, private dining space, exercise room, bathing rooms.

Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

Cairnsmore Place is in a quiet residential neighbourhood at the end of a cul de sac. The area around the building is fairly flat with lots of sidewalks and within walking distance to a small grocery store and an elementary school. The acute care hospital is approximately 0.5 km away.

Language, Culture or Religious Affiliation

Rotating church services every Sunday and bible studies every Tuesday.

Philosophy of Care

As per Island Health Vision, Purpose and Values. Homelike, with safe competent ethical care

Accreditation Status 

Accreditation Canada, April 2014 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 here: http://www.accreditation.ca/

Type of Accommodation

Private, semi private and 4 bed rooms.


Residents pay up to 80% of their after tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation.

Special Recreational Opportunities

Activity staff, 7 days per week and one evening, who provide recreation/leisure programs to meet the physical, social, mental, spiritual and emotional needs of the residents.  Examples are Fun and Fitness groups, crafts, flower arranging, manicures, baking/cooking, gardening, computers, guest speakers, special meals both in and out of the building.  Large wheelchair accessible bus that takes residents shopping, to community events, picnics, etc.  Special holidays and events are also celebrated. 

Pet Policy

As per Island Health policy.
No pets live at Cairnsmore but families can bring well behaved pets, that have been vaccinated, on a leash, for a visit. Volunteers from St. John’s Pet Therapy Program also visit on a regular basis.

Smoking Policy

As per Island Health policy.
Residents have a designated smoking area.

Safety/Security Features

Fenced and gated. Sliding doors with push button not accessible to residents.

Facility-Specific Restrictions

Personal effects policy in place, private TV not larger than 20 inches.

Visiting Information

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 (PDF) and Influenza Protection Policy (PDF).

Note:  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."