Assisted Living Vancouver

Retirement homes offering assistance in Greater Vancouver

In the Comfort Life Spotlight

Find the very best in assisted living facilities in Vancouver here. Homes listed here offer the best retirement care imaginable for families and seniors who want relief from some of the problems faced by deteriorating health or other concerns of aging. You'll have an improved life, living with access to round-the-clock care, in an environment designed with people like you in mind. Many seniors feel revived and renewed in assisted living care offered in Vancouver retirement communities. 


Assisted living in Greater Vancouver

Tapestry at Arbutus Walk  

2799 Yew Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6K 4W2

Tapestry at Arbutus Walk is an active aging community that offers residents unlimited opportunities to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle and improve their physical, mental and social well-being.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Tapestry at Wesbrook Village  

3338 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6S 0A6

Tapestry at Wesbrook VIllage is an active aging community that offers residents unlimited opportunities to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle and improve their physical, mental and social well-being.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Courtyard Gardens - Verve Senior Living  

7051 Moffat Road, Richmond, British Columbia, V6Y 3W2

Courtyard Gardens offers an enriching community, with quality staff & friendly & caring environment. 107 Private & Subsidized suites in Assisted Living, 31 Private Pay Extended Care studio suites & 1 Respite Suite.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Long-term care

Granville Gardens - Verve Senior Living  

1550 West 49th Avenue,, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6M 0B3

Located in Vancouver’s Kerrisdale neighbourhood, Granville Gardens offers residents the opportunity to stay active and live in a well-appointed urban community, surrounded by shopping centres, parks, community centres.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Thornebridge Gardens - Verve Senior Living  

649 8th Avenue, New Westminster, British Columbia, V3M 2R2

Thornebridge Gardens is one of New Westminster’s finest retirement residences, providing luxurious, worry-free surroundings with life enriching services that inspire healthy senior living. Many options are available!

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

The benefits of assisted living in a retirement home

Care you receive in one of these homes will include one or several of the following:

These assisted living facilities will also offer three meals a day, housekeeping and other help with daily care requirements. All of these help improve the health and outlook for seniors, with these residences doing all they can to help seniors get back on track or to simply improve daily life. In many cases, all of these amenities are covered under one monthly cost, which also makes life simpler. 

Some above-and-beyond features of some residences:

In addition, many residences are located near walking trails or have landscaped gardens onsite, with well-groomed paths so you can enjoy the beauty of the Vancouver outdoors. Outside time in the temperate BC climate is known to have many beneficial effects for health, also.

Ensuring you find the best care available

All assisted living homes in Vancouver and the rest of BC are monitored by government services and are regulated by the provincial government. In addition, the BCSLA  offers the Assisted Living Registry (as of 2006); look for this seal of approval to ensure that the residence you are looking at meets both official and voluntary standards. You'll know that you are getting the very best care.

Many of the homes listed here are on BCSLA's Registry and offer exceptional services, in addition. Consider some of the features and amenities, below, included with some residences. Living in this kind of environment will help revitalize and reinvigorate you. 

Costs of assisted living care in Greater Vancouver: a survey

This overview of costs provides samples only. These are monthly rates that provide a one-umbrella overall price that covers all of your daily and weekly expenses.

City Starting cost/month What's offered
Vancouver proper $4070 Basic housekeeping and communal dining, with specific care options priced individually
Burnaby $3800 Basic housekeeping and three daily meals, with specific assistance options extra
Vancouver Island $4510 Bathing, dressing assistance & more

Consider all the expenses that are covered by this price. When you move into a retirement home, you are no longer paying all of the monthly bills that you covered when you lived in your own home, including property taxes, heat and hydro, home maintenance and the many other household expenses that come out of your income.

You can compare costs in Vancouver to that of other BC cities inour look at all BC assisted living costs.

Regarding the move into Vancouver assisted living

Seniors in assisted living must be capable of directing care, making individual decisions and explaining needs to care or nursing staff. People who are assigned to assisted living care have needs very different from those in memory care or long-term care (where needs are greater). This is part of the continuum of care, falling in between those continuing care needs and independent living.  Anyone in assisted living must also be able to respond to emergency alarms, for example, but will require one or two types of daily specialised care. 

How to talk to your parents about moving into a retirement community: The Talk on Comfort Life TV presents simple, straightforward advice from those who have been there before you.

The move into assisted living care can be a difficult one for families and senior family members needing to move. Many times, though, this is a great improvement over remaining in your own home. Facilities tend to be newer and cleaner and are designed for optimum accessibility, safety and security. Vancouver seniors who want to remain in their own home may be doing so at their own jeopardy, where homes are often not ideally designed for elderly people. Some typical problems that seniors may face include narrow or steeply sloping stairs, old carpeting that is roughly worn, icy outside steps and walks, and more.

Download Ultimate Retirement Tour Checklist to ensure you ask the right questions and gather the best information to make the right decision about a retirement community.

Seniors may have some resistance to the idea of moving but if you tour local residences you may be amazed at what retirement living is now like.  Margaret is a Vancouver senior who moved into a retirement residence listed at Comfort Life. "I found I was losing my eyesight and I could no longer shop or make meals for myself, those kind of things," she told us. Moving into assisted living care was not an easy thing to do, but "you make your adjustments. I think I love it here now. The people are very nice and I've made some wonderful new friends."

Are you ready to move?

In our new guide, we look at facing some last minute fears, how communities welcome people, getting the full benefit of this life-change and more.

Take a full look at how to adjust to assisted living.

The quality of care and amenities is also very comforting to families who move parents and grandparents into a Vancouver assisted living residence.  "Our mother had come to a very vulnerable time of her life," says Esther, who moved her mother after a fall. "We've seen her regain some of her strength in this wonderful environment, and she's found it so comforting to be surrounded by people – staff and new friends – who understand her needs. None of that would have been possible anywhere else."

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