Gilmore Gardens

Gilmore Gardens

   
4088 Blundell Road, Richmond, British Columbia, V7C 5V1
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Lifestyle options:
Independent Living
Guest stays available, Private home-care allowed
Cost (from):
$3,195
Suites:
118 suites (Studio, 1-bed, 1-bed + den, 2-bed)
Capacity:
134 residents

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About Gilmore Gardens

A member of Verve

Gilmore Gardens was voted Best Seniors Home in Richmond 2019! Residents furnish their own suites. Pets are welcome. Suite options include studios, one bedrooms, one bedroom+ dens and two bedrooms. Each suite has a kitchenette, accessible bathroom and ample storage. Also included is a four course dinner with great choices. Lunch is optional at a reasonable cost, and breakfast and daily snacks include fresh fruits, yogurt, coffee, tea, juices, a selection of cereals, milk and baked goods!

Opened in: 1999
Ownership Type: profit
Languages Spoken: Chinese-Cantonese, Chinese-Mandarin, English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian

Insider reviews & perspectives

Comfort Life Review

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This brightly lit, homey Richmond retirement community offers a welcoming environment that gives new energy to the seniors who make this their new home. This is a Verve community, with that company's distinct take on combining exceptional environments with detailed care, in a vision that's intent on helping people live every moment to its fullest – no matter what your age.

You'll find pleasant spaces spread throughout this community. Established for nearly 20 years, this community is suited to offer a unique combination of modernity and coziness. The exterior is well-gardened and lush with greenery. Inside, every corner is well lit, with clean lines found in every interior. There's an outdoor patio enhanced by wood-grain furniture. Suites are brightly lit with walk-in closets and select suites featuring a balcony. You're blessed with beautiful views of the local mountains, and nearby there's plenty of parkland, shopping and much more to enjoy.

Life here is enriched by educational activities ranging from BrainGym to in-house workshops. Seniors gain renewed vitality through a variety of fitness programs, including osteofit, walking activities, tai chi and more. There's personal renewal in the form of birthday celebrations or in daily gatherings in the Gilmore Arms and other parts of the community where you meet new friends and deepen social relationships. In the end, a renewed appreciation for life is what you'll find most of at Gilmore Gardens.

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Interview videos

Gilmore Gardens - Interview with Management: Mirandah Sinden
  • In this Perspective:
  • Mirandah Sinden is the general manager at Gilmore Gardens, a retirement community in Richmond, B.C. offering independent living services.
  • 0:42 - What are three things you love about your job?
  • 1:09 - What about the Gilmore Gardens owners make you feel valued as an employee?
  • 2:24 - What drew you to this field, and to Gilmore Gardens?
  • 3:27 - What’s unique about the residence in the area?
  • 4:36 - What do you think gives the residence a favourable word-of-mouth reputation?
  • 7:27 - How do residents request a new program or outing?
  • 9:54 - What kind of community partnerships do you have, and how do you make them?
  • 11:27 - Can you describe the features of the residence’s surrounding neighbourhood?
  • 13:05 - Is there a feature of the building that’s particularly popular with residents?
  • 14:28 - Do you have a favourite menu item?
  • 15:44 - How do you build your menus?
  • 17:19 - How do you approach changing needs within its residents and ageing in place?
  • 19:55 - How do you communicate with families outside the residence about the needs of their loved one?
  • 21:10 - Is there a memory of a resident that stands out in your mind?
  • 22:25 - How has Gilmore Gardens responded to changes in the industry?
  • 24:41 - What advice do you have for families who disagree about making this move?
  • 26:11 - What’s coming up for Gilmore Gardens in the next five or ten years?
  • 26:49 - What’s your advice for those in their search now?
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Lifestyle

Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $3,195

Here at Gilmore Gardens although we are an independent living community, we do understand people have times when they need extra support and we know changes occur. For this, we have several great options and services in place! We have a full-time Health and Wellness Manager who is a licensed nurse and offers weekly health and wellness sessions, consultations regularly, etc, We also have additional housekeeping and medical reminder options, office services, handyman services etc. For extra medical or care-aide support, residents can arrange for their own private care as needed. A 24 hour monitoring system as well as an emergency response staff member on-site at all times, helps residents to feel safe, secure, and supported. All this, with a wonderful family-like environment and caring staff, makes Gilmore Gardens the great place it is for those who choose to live here!

Includes

  • Designated dining area
  • Meals (2x/day)
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)

Suites

Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Studio 410 - 415 $3,295 (Rent) +$635 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed 470 - 520 $3,865 - $3,965 (Rent) +$635 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed + den 660 $4,710 - $4,995 (Rent) +$635 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
2-bed 615 - 760 $4,500 - $5,380 (Rent) +$635 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,295
  • Size: 410sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$635
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,865 - $3,965
  • Size: 470sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$635
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed + den
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,710 - $4,995
  • Size: 660sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$635
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,500 - $5,380
  • Size: 615sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$635
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

Dining

Meal service : Bistro: Resident and family (daytime), Room Service (extra fee), Table service, Tray service in suite (extra fee), Tray service in suite (included)

Seating type : Open seating

Special diets : Diabetic, Ethnic, Low sodium

Amenities & Services

Programs & Activities

Arts and Crafts
Assisted Walks/Trails
Billiards/Pool Tables
Bingo
Bocce Ball
Brain Fitness
Card Games
Day Trips
Entertainment
Excursions
Exercise Program
Gardening
Movie Nights
Parties
Religious & Holiday Services
Volunteering
Weekly Shopping Trips & Excursions

Staff & Care

Staff

Medical Staff
Registered Practical Nurses4 hrs/day
Health & Wellness Teamvisiting 5x/week
Geriatric Pharmacistvisiting 1x/month
Foot care specialistvisiting 2x/month

Care services

Care options available:

  • Guest stays available (cost from $130)
  • Private home-care allowed

Move-in requirements

• Medical form completed by family doctor
• Personal Interview

Accreditation & Associations

Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood

Gilmore Gardens is at the corner of No One Rd and Blundell Rd in west Richmond. Local transit is just outside and runs frequently. We are 5 minutes from three shopping centres, the famous dyke which offers a scenic walkway, bird sanctuary and even Quilchena Golf course is nearby. There are local parks for walking and Steveston is a 5 minute drive too if you want to shop or stroll in this trendy area.

Gilmore Gardens is located at 4088 Blundell Road, Richmond, British Columbia, V7C 5V1.


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