Assisted Living Vancouver

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Vancouver and Area Assisted Living Communities

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. 

List of Vancouver Assisted Living Homes

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Granville Gardens

Granville Gardens

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.
Camellia Residences

Camellia Residences

10928 132 Street, Surrey, British Columbia, V3T 3W7
At Camellia Residences, The nature of life here is like living in a well appointed all-inclusive resort, where incredible food and pleasant activities provide an environment for friendships and social interaction.
Tapestry at Arbutus Walk

Tapestry at Arbutus Walk

2799 Yew Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6K 4W2
A senior living community in Vancouver, BC offering luxurious seniors' apartments in an active community, along with assisted living and other options.
Courtyard Gardens

Courtyard Gardens

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.
Tapestry at Wesbrook Village

Tapestry at Wesbrook Village

3338 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6S 0A6
This beautiful Vancouver seniors' community offers a variety of private suites, along with community services including dining, wellness activities and more.
OPAL by Element

OPAL by Element

438 West King Edward Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Y 05M
438 West King Edward Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y 2J4 Opal offers a full continuum of support from Independent Living, Assisted living all the way to Complex Care, allowing the opportunity for aging in place.
Hamilton High Street Residence

Hamilton High Street Residence

23100 Garripie Avenue, Richmond, British Columbia, V6V 0B9
Welcome to where independence meets peace of mind. Experience Richmond's cruise-inspired community offering gourmet meals, active living, entertainment & services that are not in-your-face, but there when you need them.
Chartwell Crescent Gardens Retirement Community

Chartwell Crescent Gardens Retirement Community

1222 King George Blvd., Surrey, British Columbia, V4A 9W6
A safe and rewarding lifestyle in a Surrey seniors housing community you're proud to call home.
Thornebridge Gardens

Thornebridge Gardens

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!
The Village Langley

The Village Langley

3920 198th Street, Langley, British Columbia, V3A1E1
We believe that the desire for fulfillment and living a life with purpose does not diminish with a diagnosis of dementia. We focus on the possibilities of each person, supporting each to live with laughter, love and joy.
Berwick On The Lake

Berwick On The Lake

3201 Ross Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, V9T 6L9
At Berwick on the Lake, residents enjoy red seal chef prepared meals in their choice of 3 dining rooms. Beyond our beautiful amenities, our residents also enjoy a full wellness program. Resort style living at it's best!
Origin at Longwood

Origin at Longwood

6205 Oliver Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, V9T 6T1
Origin at Longwood offers a choice of spacious suites, featuring large windows with a variety of exposures to Nanaimo’s vistas or Longwood’s pristine forests – most suites also feature a private balcony or patio.

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

  • Help with mobility concerns, such as transfer assistance
  • Help with personal needs including bathing, dressing, grooming and/or feeding
  • Administration of daily medication

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. 

Get the best care in the residence you choose

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. 

Some above-and-beyond features of some residences:

  • Fitness and exercise rooms where you can rebuild or maintain strength and conditioning, work out with friends, and stay fit
  • Hairdressing salons where you can have your hair done as often as you like. Studies show that personal care improves people's overall well-being.
  • Pubs or bars or other spacious lounges where you can socialize with other people in the residence. This is also important to help improve your overall health. 

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.

Costs of assisted living care in Vancouver and nearby cities

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.


Starting cost/month

What's offered

Vancouver proper


Basic housekeeping and communal dining, with specific care options priced individually



Basic housekeeping and three daily meals, with specific assistance options extra

Vancouver Island


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.

What's involved with 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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