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Parksville retirement homes listed below provide seniors with a happy, healthy environment. They enjoy many indulgent perks in a homey atmosphere with a tight-knit community. Discover them for yourself by browsing the list below! Learn more about senior living, below the listings.


Retirement communities in Parksville

Berwick Parksville  

180 Jensen Ave East, Parksville, British Columbia, V9P 0G9

At Berwick Parksville, we strive to change the perception of retirement living by empowering our Residents to live their best life with us. We think of it as inspired retirement living.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Senior living in Parksville

Making the move to a retirement home can be a difficult decision. Many seniors have a hard time letting go of the home they've lived in for so many years. Others feel like they're giving up freedom and independence, or that they're admitting defeat. However, living alone as you age can contribute to negative health effects, too. In fact, a 2017 survey found that those who are lonely are more likely to report lower levels of overall health. Loneliness happens when seniors don’t want to change up their daily routine or are far away from their loved ones. They lose full engagement with their lives. They don’t have the time, energy, or the means to get out and visit friends and family or participate in their local community.

Living in a retirement home immediately combats loneliness, for many. Seniors can diversify their daily routine and socialize with other like-minded people. As they say, "friends are right outside your door." There are social activities like knitting classes, book clubs, and fitness programs. People spend a lot of time outside their suites, engaged in friendly chit-chats with neighbours. There's always someone to share a delicious meal with or invite over for an afternoon tea.

Retirement homes listed above, are known for this. The pleasant, homey atmosphere creates a tight-knit community. There's a small-town feel, and communities are filled with lovely people. People look out for each other, and many have shared connections. You might find out your new neighbour was your grandchild’s schoolteacher, or your Thursday night poker buddy lived just down the way from you as a child!

Staff is perhaps the most comforting part of Parksville’s tight-knit retirement communities. They go above and beyond to ensure residents are happy, comfortable, and having fun. They take care of housework, cooking and laundry for you. They also provide the care you need to participate in social activities. For many, this includes medication administration, mobility support, and help with dressing. Receiving care in a retirement home actually increases independence. With a little extra care, you will have newfound time and energy to spend your day how you would like.

Major life transitions, such as moving into a retirement home, can be nerve-wracking. For many, though, the move is transformative. Kim, whose mother lived in a Parksville retirement home, said she loved it there. “She made many new friends, participated in the daily activities and loved the staff,” says Kim.

We have a natural need for connection and community. Parksville retirement homes provide seniors with just that, while increasing health, happiness, and overall joy.

Types of senior care in Parksville

Retirement homes offer different types of care, depending on the senior’s specific needs. In Parksville, this includes independent living and assisted living.

Here’s a quick look at these options, with an explanation of what is offered in each.

Independent living in Parksville

As we age, many seniors find their energy levels decrease. Often, this means seniors fall behind in their housework, or can’t cook nutritious meals for themselves anymore. Independent senior living is ideal for these folks. It's designed for seniors who are cognitively and physically healthy but require some light assistance. Staff in independent living take care of housekeeping and laundry for you. Your meals are prepared for you by certified chefs. In some homes, you can add on a few extra care services, if you need them. This can include medication administration or assistance with bathing. Since nurses and PSWs are always on-site, there is always emergency assistance available. This gives many seniors and their families peace of mind.

Having a helping hand with household chores affords many seniors the time to take up a new hobby or form closer connections with friends. Independent living allows seniors the freedom to enjoy their retirement to the fullest.

Assisted living in Parksville

With age, comes difficulties with things like movement, hearing, and eyesight. (Be grateful you've lived long enough for this to happen!) We may find we need extra support to do the things we once could do on our own. Assisted living facilities are designed specifically for these seniors. Staff take care of cooking and housework for you. They also provide personal support with activities of daily living. This includes medication administration, resident reminders, and help with dressing and transfers. Some retirement homes even offer incontinence care. If your care needs change over time, you can add on more support.

Retirement homes do one-on-one consults with seniors prior to moving in. Here, you'll meet with a wellness coach, who'll assess your needs and develop a care plan. They have your best interest in mind, and will work with you, so that you can live your retirement to the fullest.

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