Cerwydden Care

Operator:  Park Place Seniors Living
Address:   3243 Cowichan Lake Road, Duncan, V9L 4B8
Phone:      250-746-4432

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Cerwydden Care - exterior   Cerwydden Care 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: 52
Private-Pay Units: 4

Building Description

This two storey building, northwest of downtown Duncan, was built in 2000. As one of the 17 seniors’ residences owned and operated by Park Place Seniors Living, it follows the company’s ‘resident-first’ care philosophy which promotes individualized care for each resident. In addition to private rooms and dining/activity spaces, it has a secure front courtyard with water features, walking paths, seating for sitting and socializing and extensive landscaping.

Building Amenities

There are large dining rooms on each floor which double as recreation halls and social nooks equipped with couches. There is also a smaller activity room on each floor which includes a kitchen. Books are available to the residents and there is an on-site organ that some residents enjoy playing. MP3 players allow residents to enjoy their choice of music. There is also an outside deck in addition to the enclosed garden (described above). The on-site hair salon operates three days a week.

Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

Cerwydden is located in a quiet residential area with a hospital close by. 

Philosophy of Care

As a Park Place Seniors Living home, Cerwydden follows the company-wide Resident’s Day philosophy, in which incoming residents are asked how they wish to live in the home. The responses become an individualized schedule for that resident, which is implemented by the care team. This program provides individualized care for each resident and recognizes that Cerwydden is their home in which they are accorded a voice and a choice in how they live. In 2011, Accreditation Canada cited Park Place’s Resident’s Day care philosophy as a leading practice in seniors’ care.

Accreditation Status

Cerwydden Care Home earned full National Accreditation in 2008 and again in 2011. Cerwydden will be repeating an accreditation review in May 2014. Since 2006, all Park Place Seniors’ Living care homes have been fully accredited.
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

  • 6 rooms are shared with 2 people and 1 bathroom
  • 44 rooms are private with own bathroom


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

Special Recreational Opportunities

  • Music programs
  • Movie night
  • Gardening programs
  • Weekly Church service
  • Baking programs
  • Story Telling
  • Bingo
  • Bus trips
  • Pet visits
  • Exercise / physical therapy programs


Wheelchairs and walkers

Motorized Scooter Policy

No scooters

Pet Policy

Families are welcome to bring pets for a supervised visit, plus pet therapy program. No “live-in” pets

Smoking Policy


Safety/Security Features

Secure building with restricted access and surveillance. Locked front gate. 24/7 staffing

Any Other Amenities

  • Small Wheelchair accessible bus for day trips
  • Foot Care Nurse
  • Hairdresser
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Occupational Therapist

Visiting Information

Visitors welcome. 

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."