Vancouver retirement home reviews

Let ratings and comments from seniors help you make the best choice

With dozens of retirement homes across Greater Vancouver, how do you know which one is right for you? Below, Comfort Life gathers comments, ratings and reviews from seniors and families, as well as our own expert take, to create a comprehensive review of select retirement communities in Surrey, Burnaby and other Vancouver boroughs. We've worked with Vancouver and area seniors' homes as well as residences across Canada, since 2002. We've collected the opinion of senior care experts and worked closely with care staff in residences to assess and highlight where each home excels. Below, find a consolidation of all that information in a comprehensive review of each home.

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Vancouver, British Columbia
     

  • This shoreline oasis is the ideal place for senior Vancouverites who expect the best. Basic costs are well within reason, when you consider all that Tapestry at Wesbrook Village has to offer. Care is available if needed, and people here find joy in the rejuvenating environment. This place is, as advertised, truly extraordinary.
  • The place is great for seniors. It's a very safe and secure environment to live. It has a lot of act
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Vancouver, British Columbia
     

  • Tapestry at Arbutus Walk is an ideal new home for people who love good living and good friends. It's really more like a luxury resort than anything people traditionally associate with a seniors' home. Living here is a unique experience in care and community.
  • [This] was the best location for my grandmother to live her final years. They were incredibly accomm
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Richmond, British Columbia
   

  • Customized care that meets the needs of community members is a hallmark of life at Courtyard Gardens. One of the unique features of this community is the private pay suites, where you have the option to purchase personalized services customized to your needs. There are a variety of suite sizes that allow for this option, ranging in size from one to two bedrooms. In addition, suites available in the assisted living residence are subsidized under the auspices of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCH).
  • I love that I can transition simply into a higher level of care whenever I need to.
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Penticton, British Columbia
     

  • One of the most notable aspects of this community is the combination of professionalism and personal warmth exhibited by staff here. You might see an example of that the moment you walk in the door, where you are likely to find staff working closely with seniors and guests or simply engaged in friendly conversation. The company behind this community, Verve, is committed to rethinking senior care, as exemplified in this attention to honouring the uniqueness of each senior in care.
  • Friendly, efficient staff. Great food.
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Richmond, British Columbia
       

  • Great care is found at Gilmore Gardens. The environment here leaves nothing to be desired, certainly, but staff really goes out of their way to cater to residents' needs. When you (or one of your parents) experiences a setback, you want to find the best care that will quickly bring you back to enjoying life to the fullest, surrounded by caring people, great friends and an optimally healthy environment. Staff here combines the qualities of being knowledgeable and personable with a love of fun.
  • Four stars. Clean suites. All common areas are really neat and tidy.
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Vancouver, British Columbia
     

  • The best thing about Granville Gardens is the care you'll find here. Having regular, chef-prepared meals offered daily is just the start of the life enhancement you'll take part in here. The group activities – including games, exercise, outings and in-house entertainment make life as sociable as you want it. There's round the clock watchful security provided by professional staff. Staff has been characterized by one family member as "a wonderful, caring group who [has] patiently held our hands" through the decision process.
  • It's a beautiful and spotless [brand new] home ... [we're] very comforted with the fact that mom wil
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New Westminster, British Columbia
     

  • There are a number of things about this community that make it easy to move here. There's the encouragement to personalize your suite with effects from your home. Another is the warmth of staff, who create a strong sense of kinship and community. Here, community includes not just every senior, but staff and family of residents. Adult children love how they are included in all important discussions.
  • [From the very start], we [marveled at] how clean everything was, how kind staff was ... how beautif
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Langley, British Columbia
   

  • We at Comfort Life are proud to host the Village on our website. It’s a state-of-the-art memory care community, an ideal setting for people suffering the adverse effects of Alzhimer’s and other forms of dementia. Dementia sufferers can live here safely, free to come and go wherever they like. There’s no need for family members to worry about typical tendencies to elopement or getting lost. Residents have a lifestyle that promotes more activity and requires less medication. Everything about this community makes the best of what is decidedly a bad situation.
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Delta, British Columbia
       

  • There’s lots to love about Sunstone Apartments, but its most striking quality is its utter newness. This is a unique chance to get in on the ground floor of what promises to be an exemplary 55 plus community. As this community grows, and as they develop the Village Center, you’ll be glad to have been one of the early adopters.
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Chilliwack, British Columbia
       

  • Norman Manor offers senior living in a quiet, comfortably affordable retirement home. The Manor is owned by a company that’s deeply principled, focused on honouring elders by creating a welcoming, home-like environment. It’s a lovely little, intimate community of people, ideal for seniors who are more comfortable in smaller groups.
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Surrey, British Columbia
       

  • This retirement residence is ideal for seniors who want to live close to family in Surrey and who want to enjoy delightful senior living. Many families who move their parents and grandparents here express delight at the quality of the facilities ("like being on a cruise ship") and the caring staff ("all warm and so caring!")
  • The best part of living [here] is the people and the food!
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North Vancouver, British Columbia
       

  • This is an ideal place to move into, if you are an independent senior in Vancouver seeking rejuvenation in a new community of people your own age. Let someone else take care of all the mundane cares (now burdens) of living in your own home. After you look at Summerhill and look at the cost realistically, you'll never want to be anywhere else in Greater Vancouver. As residents here say, there's always something going on.
  • I moved here because I wanted to be around people. Now, I'm a very happy soul.
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West Vancouver, British Columbia
       

  • Westerleigh PARC is an ideal destination for Canadians and international clients who only expect the very best in life and want to have an outstanding retirement in one of the most sought-after residential areas in North America. It offers excellent care and service in a stunning location. The base price is surprisingly affordable in a market that is very high end.
  • My Grandma lives [here] and it is nothing short of top notch in every single area. The staff is pois
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Vancouver, British Columbia
 

  • OPAL represents an exciting new vision in senior care, offering superior senior living, with an upscale modern design and up-to-the minute technology, in an intergenerational living environment. This building, the flagship of Element Lifestyle Retirement Inc., has excited us here at Comfort Life, since we first heard about it in 2016.
  • You certainly get what you pay for and with OPAL, they seem to have all the bases covered. We were o
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North Vancouver, British Columbia
       

  • This home is ideal for many reasons but is especially appealing to outdoor enthusiasts who love the many trails nearby. Many residents who move here find a new or renewed love for exploring; hiking, canoeing and kayaking become new interests. Cedar Springs offers an almost implausible number of attractions. It's a world class retirement destination.
  • I am much more social than I was before. I visit with friends often.
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Burnaby, British Columbia
       

  • For all of the features onsite, it's the people that make this truly great. Mulberry PARC broadcasts itself as "a welcoming community" and that's truly a focus. The knitting group is just one example of a friendship circle (a "great group of ladies," says one member) within the larger community. Ideal for families from Burnaby and New Westminster, and for seniors who want to be closer to family here, it's a spectacular retirement home experience. Here, it's easy to pursue previous passions or try out new interests.
  • There's lot to do here. I really appreciate the flexibility and freedom here because I've always bee
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White Rock, British Columbia
       

  • When you leave behind house maintenance and the drudgeries associated with home ownership — everything from washing windows to paying property taxes — you find a new kind of liberation. Liberation to be yourself is a gift you give to yourself when you move into a community like Oceana PARC. Across Greater Vancouver, PARC communities gather together people with great attitudes who encourage each other to live their best.
  • Very clean, well run Independent Living ... Lovely staff
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Tsawwassen, British Columbia
   

  • The Waterford is a special place that delivers all the best of contemporary retirement living. Meals are excellent, activities fun and varied. To round it all off, the people that work here and live here are the best. What people find after moving into this community is that they have space to live anew and explore the freedom that comes with retirement living. That freedom (from tiresome daily chores like dishes, housework, and home maintenance) opens up liberty to do more with your day, to make new friends and find out how great community living in a group with your peers can be.
  • A wonderful space for senior residents to live as independently as they wish [with] a care option av
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Langley, British Columbia
       

  • One of the common remarks from people who move in here is, “There’s so much to do.” And there really is. The games room features a shuffleboard, pool table and blackjack table. There’s also a movie theatre with a lending library. In The Village, another open-concept interior space, there’s a puzzle table, fitness classes daily, and a separate dining room. Floors are heated geo-thermally so you’ll never get cold toes. Suites are spacious, with stylish kitchenettes and an excess of storage closets. You’ll feel like you’ve moved into that luxury suite you loved so much, last time you went on a cruise.
  • We love the room we have here, with enough for my piano. The main thing is the staff ... the service
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Langley, British Columbia
   

  • This community offers diligent support from the top down. Seniors here are effusive about the care and attention they receive, and the added joy they feel from the beauty of the landscape, design, and construction. Magnolia Gardens is a great place to live.
  • Absolutely the best experience one could hope for when providing care for their elderly loved one. W
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Maple Ridge, British Columbia
       

  • Greystone Manor is a beautiful new place to live. That beauty is definitely apparent in the design and construction of the building, but it’s also seen in the caring community here. Seniors’ wishes are treated individually. Questions and concerns are listened to attentively. Staff demonstrate an attitude that they are working in your home, to make you feel happy as possible.
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Tsawwassen BC, British Columbia
       

  • Seniors find comfort in the surroundings and joy in the company of both staff and fellow seniors when they move into the Wexford. The warmth of the community makes this a beautiful place to live, notwithstanding the fact that it is indeed a beautifully landscaped, well-appointed retirement community. The always-sunny Tsawwassen weather combined with the quiet, peaceful exterior and interior of the Wexford make community living ideal here.
  • I’m very happy with being here … You can be busy all day, or you can go to your room and close i
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Richmond, British Columbia
       

  • Wisteria Place brings Optima Living’s progressive-minded approach in senior living to the Steveston neighbourhood of Richmond. It’ll remind you of a five star hotel in terms of the quality of the accommodations and the amenities. It’s a beautiful new residence, staffed by dedicated professionals passionate about giving individualized attention to seniors.
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Richmond, British Columbia
   

  • Hamilton High Street Residence is a brand new community that brings flair and panache to senior living in Richmond. Part of the expansive new master-planned Hamilton Village, this lifestyle community offers a remarkable list of amenities. It’s another big step forward in offering older Vancouver residents luxury resort-style living as they age. With a full continuum of care available here, it’s ideal for couples where one spouse needs care.
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