Origin at Longwood

Origin at Longwood

   
6205 Oliver Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, V9T 6T1
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Lifestyle options:
Independent Living, Assisted Living, Dementia & Memory Care, Long-term Care
Guest stays available, Respite care available, Convalescent care, Private home-care allowed, Palliative care available
Cost (from):
$3,150 (retirement), $6,900 (long-term care)
Suites:
176 suites (1-bed, 1-bed + den, 2-bed, Studio)
Capacity:
322 residents

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About Origin at Longwood

A member of Origin Active Lifestyle Communities

Origin at Longwood is Vancouver Island’s leading independent living, assisted living, and memory care community. Our active senior living community is nestled in the Longwood area of Nanaimo, British Columbia, near shopping, restaurants, and medical services. We are committed to creating an exciting and active lifestyle for our community members through engaging life enrichment programs, Club O™, Evergreen Salon and Spa™, and first-class care.

Origin at Longwood is located on the East Coast of Vancouver Island just off of Island Highway North. We are conveniently located by shops and activities, including Amsterdam Park, Oliver Woods Community Centre, and Nanaimo North Town Centre. Come experience the Origin Way for yourself at our award-winning community.

Opened in: 2008
Ownership Type: profit
Languages Spoken: English

COVID-19 Information

Currently accepting move-ins. Request suite details.

Insider reviews & perspectives

Comfort Life Review

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The tree-lined drive into the property is a pleasure in itself, secluded from Oliver Road. The building is a strikingly modern combination of woodgrain and stone, both inside and out. That elegant setting hints at the quality of care and lifestyle you’ll find here. You’ll feel like you’re living at one of the very finest, most luxurious resorts you’ve ever been to.

Staff are not only present with seniors but they’re actively engaged, listening to those in their care, and you can see that they enjoy being with older people. You can also tell that people in this community make life great for each other, enjoying each other’s company in the shared lounges, the swimming pool, or dining hall. To us, it looks like a life-changer.

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Lifestyle

Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $3,150

No matter what ‘home’ means to you there are common threads that bind us all. The key to happiness lies in your enjoyment of your journey as you see it. The ‘Origin Way’, embodied at Longwood; is dedicated to exceptional service, treasuring the wisdom from both Community and Team Members, helping and guiding your steps towards joy. Comfortable, well appointed suites, nutritious meals, safe, calm common areas and authentic relationships with all staff, creates an environment where you will want to participate and belong. The warm salty pool, the movement and exercise studios, the art and music, the patios and walking paths, and the spa, all conspire to create a uniquely connected and healthy community. Living your life, independently, unrestricted yet in connection, is our focus at Origin at Longwood. Nestled within tall, west coast trees, calm and secure, Longwood is the perfect place to explore your later life with no fuss or bother. An active, supported, creative lifestyle is at the core of our philosophy and, through focused, intelligent services and programming; living at Longwood will nourish and restore your mind, body and spirit.

Includes

  • Designated dining area
  • Meals (2x/day)
  • Daily tidy (Extra fee)
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)
  • Medication administration (Extra fee)

Assistance with

  • Bathing (Extra fee)

Assisted Living (definition)
Cost from $3,150

Living in Community at Origin at Longwood, securely registered within the Assisted Living Registrar’s office of BC, means having targeted help available with your personal health needs and activities when and where you need it. Help with simple daily tasks, support managing medications, guidance to meet personal health goals, and showing up as authentic companions are our hallmark. We want to help smooth those edges in life and co create ease as you navigate your independent life, with a little backing from a clever team. The Origin Way is deeply rooted in a vibrant eco system of thoughtful programs and subtle, discreet supports that can refresh your life, take the pressure off a little, and will bring a smile to your face. A little assistance from registered care folks, uniquely trained companions and/or nursing team members, sets you up for the day, supports your essential rest as the evening arrives and soothes your mind knowing that, at a push of a button, help is at hand. This inclusive and collaborative support helps us ask you the truly important question…‘what do you want to do today’? a core value of The Origin Way.

Includes

  • Designated dining area
  • Cancer care (Extra fee)
  • Diabetes (Extra fee)
  • Stroke care (Extra fee)
  • Meals (2x/day)
  • Daily tidy (Extra fee)
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)
  • Medication administration (Extra fee)
  • Resident Reminders (Extra fee)

Assistance with

  • Bathing (Extra fee)
  • Dressing (Extra fee)

Dementia & Memory Care (definition)
Cost from $6,900

We work as a partnership within a friendship and have a firm commitment to enriching your life.  Long Term care at Longwood is focused on understanding this part of life’s transitions, empathy for your complex journey and deeply considerate of individual situations and circumstances, Astoria is designed to meet your needs through thoughtful, therapeutic, nursing and care services and distinct activity and entertainment opportunities found in a carefully curated suite of programs designed to support all aspects of your care needs. Team members understand how to guide folks to live well through many different physical, psychological and emotional stages of life, including Dementia. We have spent decades enriching programming and see the transformative effect The Origin Way philosophy captures mind, body and spirit wellness. Astoria offers large, bright suites, well appointed with private en-suites. A spa tub room, exercise focused area and engaging common spaces. Add a private dining area, patio and soft décor and the truly ‘at home’ feel captures you from the moment you arrive.

Includes

  • Designated dining area
  • Designated floor
  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)
  • Incontinence care
  • Medication administration
  • Resident Reminders

Assistance with

  • Bathing (3x/week)
  • Dressing
  • Feeding
  • Transfers

Long-term Care (definition)
Cost from $6,900

We work as a partnership within a friendship and have a firm commitment to enriching your life.  Long Term care at Longwood is focused on understanding this part of life’s transitions, empathy for your complex journey and deeply considerate of individual situations and circumstances, Astoria is designed to meet your needs through thoughtful, therapeutic, nursing and care services and distinct activity and entertainment opportunities found in a carefully curated suite of programs designed to support all aspects of your care needs. Team members understand how to guide folks to live well through many different physical, psychological and emotional stages of life, including Dementia. We have spent decades enriching programming and see the transformative effect The Origin Way philosophy captures mind, body and spirit wellness. Astoria offers large, bright suites, well appointed with private en-suites. A spa tub room, exercise focused area and engaging common spaces. Add a private dining area, patio and soft décor and the truly ‘at home’ feel captures you from the moment you arrive.

Includes

  • Designated dining area
  • Designated floor
  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)
  • Incontinence care
  • Medication administration
  • Resident Reminders

Assistance with

  • Bathing (2x/week)
  • Dressing
  • Feeding
  • Transfers

Suites

Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
1-bed 420 - 630 $3,150 - $3,800 (Rent) +$700 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed + den 630 - 900 $3,450 - $4,000 (Rent) +$700 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
2-bed 700 - 950 $4,200 - $5,600 (Rent) +$700 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
Studio 300 - 400 $7,200 - $7,400 (Rent) N/A
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,150 - $3,800
  • Size: 420sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$700
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchen
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed + den
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,450 - $4,000
  • Size: 630sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$700
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchen
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,200 - $5,600
  • Size: 700sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$700
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchen
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $7,200 - $7,400
  • Size: 300sq/ft
  • Companion fee: N/A
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

Dining

Meal service : Bar, Buffet, Pub, Table service, Tray service in suite (extra fee), Tray service in suite (included)

Seating type : Open seating, Two Seatings

Special diets : Celiac Diet, Diabetic, Gluten Free, Lactose free, Low sodium, Puree foods, Vegetarian

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

24-hr concierge
Arts and crafts
Billiards
Community Garden
Computers
Emergency call system (pendent)
Emergency call system (pull-cord in room)
Fitness Studio
Games Room
Gift Shop
Hairdresser
Hobby kitchen
Internet
Laundry machines
Library
Mail box
Mail to concierge
Movie theatre
Newspapers delivered to concierge
On-site General Store
Onsite foot care
Parking (indoor)
Parking (outdoor)
Party room
Patio/Courtyard/BBQ
Pet friendly
Pool - indoor
Private bus for outings, regular trips
Private dining room for family/friends
Recreation facilities onsite
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
Spa Services
Spa tub or shower room
Spa/Beauty Salon
Storage lockers
Walking Path
Wheelchair Accessible

Programs & Activities

Arts and Crafts
Assisted Walks/Trails
Bible Classes
Billiards/Pool Tables
Bingo
Brain Fitness
Card Games
Day Trips
Entertainment
Excursions
Exercise Program
Gardening
Movie Nights
Parties
Religious & Holiday Services
Sewing
Swimming
Table Tennis
Theatre
Volunteering
Weekly Shopping Trips & Excursions
Woodshop

Staff & Care

General Manager's Message
Melanie Young

I love what I do and am grateful everyday for the opportunity to be included in the lived experience of life at Origin at Longwood. My career spans 30 years, forty if I’m honest! and almost exclusively my focus has enriching lives, fostering relationships and nurturing wellness.

With a strong academic and business history to guide me, supported by my current Registered Nurse license, my practice has been cultivated and curated over time to stay inquisitive, ask questions, seek to understand and be understood. In this space true connection occurs and the Origin Way can be actualized.

I am able to work in the liminal space created by Covid 19 and navigate the safe delivery of care and services in this highly pressured sector within the fluid situation we encumber at this time. I am able to appreciate the difficulties and opportunities within our workforce as we bend and reach under the significance of our new reality.

Through careful listening, curious inquiry and the desire to maintain, build and sustain effective, industry specific and organizational goals, that ensure smooth operations I focus on building teams with high accountability, listening to all advice from Community Members, Team Members and partners. It’s simply the best way to spend my day.

Staff

Medical Staff
Registered Nurses8 hrs/day
Registered Practical Nurses24 hrs/day
Personal Support Workers24 hrs/day
Doctoron call & visiting 4x/month
Geriatric Pharmaciston call
Foot care specialistvisiting 1x/week
Physiotherapiston call

Number of care staff:

  • Daytime: 10
  • Weekends: 8
  • Nights: 3

Care services

Care options available:

  • Guest stays available (cost from $95)
  • Respite care available (cost from $225)
  • Convalescent care (cost from $225)
  • Private home-care allowed
  • Palliative care available

Health Services:

  • Catheter care(with special assistance)
  • Cognitively impaired residents(with special assistance)
  • Feeding tube assistance(with special assistance)
  • Medication charted by exception(with special assistance)
  • Ostomy care(with special assistance)
  • Oxygen assistance(with special assistance)
  • Physically challenged residents(with special assistance)
  • Vitals monitoring(with special assistance)

Move-in requirements

• Medical form completed by family doctor
• Personal Interview

Accreditation & Associations

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Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood

Origin at Longwood is located at 6205 Oliver Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, V9T 6T1.


What's nearby:

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
London Drugs - North Centre Town Centre
Central Drugs - Pacific Station
Bus Stop - Uplands and Edgewater Lane
Nanaimo North Town Centre
Woodgrove Centre
Galaxy Cinemas Nanaimo

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