Stanford Place

Operator:  Stanford Seniors Village LLP
Address:   250 Craig Street, Parksville, BC  V9P 0A7
Phone:      250-951-0811

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Stanford Place - exterior   Stanford 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: 141
Private-Pay Units: 41

Building Description

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.

Building Amenities

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.

Neighbourhood/Community Amenities

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 Status

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.

Special Recreational Opportunities

Daily activities provided for a full range of interests and capabilities. Activity programs cover 7 days weekly including evenings. Monthly calendar includes large parties, Happy Hour with entertainment, outings, and small unit-based groups as well as music and art therapy.


Facility recently built to meet multi-level care design guidelines with wheelchair access to resident rooms and ensuite bathrooms.

Motorized Scooter Policy

We do not have hallways that can accommodate motorized scooters given the building design.

Pet Policy

Visiting pets welcomed if behaviour well managed by owners.

Smoking Policy

Resident smoking only is permitted in two designated outdoor courtyard areas.

Safety/Security Features

Secure perimeter with all exterior doors alarmed. All resident rooms are equipped with tracks for ceiling lifts as well as safety features for the provision of safe and comfortable resident care.

Any Other Amenities

Family room available to book for family gatherings and special celebrations. Catering services can be arranged. Meal tickets available to join family member or friend at mealtime.

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."