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Our New Compassionate Dementia Care Home- Eden Gardens

Eden Gardens- Now Open at 1917 Northfield Road, Nanaimo, V9S 3B6

"I want an alternative to the nursing home, an alternative to the institution. And the best alternative I can think of is a garden. I believe that every elder should have a chance to live in a garden". - Dr William Thomas

Construction of Eden Gardens was officially completed on April 3, 2017 and we spent the next 4 weeks taking delivery of fixtures and furniture. Moving day was April 28th and after careful and meticulous planning, all 90 residents and staff completed the move in a single day. The additional 40 beds were filled by the end of May 2017 for a total of 130 full time elders living at Eden Gardens.

The new home rests on 4.9 acres on Northfield Road in central Nanaimo and has been designed specifically for Eden Alternative compassionate dementia care. Eden Gardens is a two-story, wood framed building that features communities and neighborhoods, courtyards and meeting spaces, all the while offering a secure, safe environment for Elders and their families. Public and private areas are designed to promote both independence and connections for Elders.

Resident rooms boast a private the 3-piece bathroom and fully furnished bedroom complete with flat screen TV. Dining takes place within the neighborhood to create a homey environment where elders can assist with setting the tables and enjoying their family mealtimes. Each neighborhood has large windows with views of the gardens, while main floor living access the outdoors, the upstairs residences have atriums to enjoy. A family room with large screen TV is a gathering place for socializing and entertainment, and for those looking for a quieter space, each neighborhood has a quiet area with seating in front of the fireplace.

The public spaces provide an opportunity to visit with other elders and family members, or take a trip to the bistro or gift shop to do a little shopping, and venture outside into the many secure gardens to enjoy the patio or the infinity walkway with fish pond. On the main level off the main entrance you will find the Community Bathing Program and other vital adult day programs that help to keep people with dementia living in their homes for as long as possible.

And we have plenty of onsite parking for staff and visitors!

Eden Gardens
1917 Northfield Road, Nanaimo, BC V9S 3B6
Eden Gardens
(250) 758-4676