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: 141
Private-Pay Units: 41
Built in 2008, “Community of Care” is located in downtown Parksville. Residential services include182 licensed complex care beds in a 2-storey building with 52 assisted living suites (30 funded) in a 3-storey wing. Site design includes beautifully landscaped grounds with secure inner courtyards and outdoor space for each resident unit.
Amenity features are shared by assisted living and complex care residents. Features include hair salon, media room, art studio, resident kitchen, and therapy service/exercise room as well as the Gardenview Room for large activities and parties.
Proximity to the downtown area provides easy access to the Vancouver Island library, stores and restaurants, local parks and beaches. Transportation can also be scheduled for trips to Nanaimo.
Philosophy of Care
The Ahmon Group is proud of providing residential care – “The Family Way”. Resident-centred care is supported through unit-based staffing to maximize continuity and consistency in all services. Soft lighting, silent call systems, comfortable furnishings, and personalized memory cabinets contribute to a quiet, home-like environment.
Accreditation primer survey is scheduled for October, 2010 with a full survey for all Ahmon Group facilities in 2012.
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 rooms. Six units for 28 – 32 residents with self-contained lounges, dining room, spa room, and care centre. One secure unit (15 residents) provides safe environment for residents with severe cognitive impairment that are at risk to wander.
Residents pay up to 80% of their after-tax income which covers the cost of food and accommodation.