OPAL by Element

OPAL by Element

   
438 West King Edward Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Y 05M
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New Community Opened Jun, 2020

Lifestyle options:
Independent Living, Assisted Living, Dementia & Memory Care, Long-term Care
Guest stays available, Respite care available, Convalescent care, Palliative care available
Cost (from):
$6,672 (retirement), $9,134 (long-term care)
Suites:
130 suites (Studio, 1-bed, 1-bed + den, 2-bed)
Capacity:
160 residents

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About OPAL by Element

A boutique residence in Vancouver’s west side. Amenities and services are designed with the understanding that this is your home. Our daily activities will connect all generations to interact meaningfully. From the details of the design to the ambience created from the attitude of our staff, you’ll experience attentiveness, warmth and intimacy. OPAL provides a complete continuum of lifestyles, from independent living to complex care. We care about your peace of mind.

Opened in: 2019
Ownership Type: profit
Languages Spoken: Chinese-Cantonese, English

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Opened in June 2020, OPAL by Element incorporates all of the best elements of contemporary senior living. Amenities and services include chef-prepared meals, an onsite spa and beauty salon, an interior pub, rooftop patios, and an ongoing list of other features. The design includes 30,000 square feet of very unique innovations indoor and outdoor. These include a rock salt wall for yoga exercises and tai chi, a full-service wellness spa for daily rejuvenation, and an interior IT centre. Versatile care staff and facilities provide a complete continuum of care, from independent living to memory care and long term care.

For all those impressive features, the front and centre attraction here is dining and culinary features. OPAL offers an in-house program where residents can engage in cooking classes taught by the executive chef onsite. There will also be a communal table for dining with larger groups of friends, as well as private dining and living rooms. The variety of authentic cuisine ranges from ethnic dishes like aburi sashimi and sushi, to a menu of locally supplied farm-to table foods. In addition to the great food, there are wine tastings, a water bar with fruit and herb infusions, and a High Tea Service.

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Inspiring Leaders - OPAL by Element: Ernie Hee & Veronica Da Conceicao
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  • OPAL by Element brings inter-generational living to Vancouver, the first of its kind in Canada. In our interview with executive vice president, Ernie Hee, and OPAL’s general manager, Veronica Da Conceicao, they share their thoughts on how senior living is rapidly evolving and how OPAL exemplifies many of those changes.
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Lifestyle

Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $6,672

Our Independent Living offers Assisted Living Services A la carte.

Includes

  • Designated dining area
  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Meals credits (Extra fee)
  • Daily tidy (Extra fee)
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)
  • Medication administration (Extra fee)

Assistance with

  • Bathing (Extra fee)

Assisted Living (definition)
Cost from $6,672

Includes

  • Designated dining area
  • Cancer care (Extra fee)
  • Diabetes (Extra fee)
  • Dialysis (Extra fee)
  • Huntington's Disease (Extra fee)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (Extra fee)
  • Stroke care (Extra fee)
  • Meals (Extra fee)
  • Meals credits (Extra fee)
  • Daily tidy (Extra fee)
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)
  • Incontinence care (Extra fee)
  • Medication administration (Extra fee)
  • Resident Reminders (Extra fee)

Assistance with

  • Bathing (Extra fee)
  • Dressing (Extra fee)
  • Feeding (Extra fee)
  • Transfers (Extra fee)

Dementia & Memory Care (definition)
Cost from $9,134

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

Long-term Care (definition)
Cost from $9,134

With the highest standards of care in mind, each resident will have their own customized Care Plan. Please call for more information.

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
Studio 518 - 620 $6,672 - $7,986 (Rent) +$1,200 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Dishwasher
  • Full size fridge
  • Insuite washer/dryer
  • Kitchenette
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Stove
1-bed 550 - 755 $7,084 - $9,724 (Rent) +$1,200 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Dishwasher
  • Full size fridge
  • Insuite washer/dryer
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Stove
1-bed + den 657 - 682 $8,462 - $8,784 (Rent) +$1,200 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Dishwasher
  • Full size fridge
  • Insuite washer/dryer
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Stove
2-bed 938 $12,081 (Rent) +$1,200 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Dishwasher
  • Full size fridge
  • Insuite washer/dryer
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Stove
Studio 310 - 616 $9,134 - $18,150 (Rent) +$1,772 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Furnished
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Safe
Studio 310 - 616 $9,134 - $18,150 (Own, Rent) +$1,722 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Furnished
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Safe
Studio 545 - 616 $15,776 - $17,964 (Rent) N/A
  • Call Bell System
  • Furnished
  • Personal phone number in room (included)
  • Safe
  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $6,672 - $7,986
  • Size: 518sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$1,200
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Dishwasher
    • Full size fridge
    • Insuite washer/dryer
    • Kitchenette
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
    • Stove
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $7,084 - $9,724
  • Size: 550sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$1,200
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Dishwasher
    • Full size fridge
    • Insuite washer/dryer
    • Kitchenette
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
    • Stove
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed + den
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $8,462 - $8,784
  • Size: 657sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$1,200
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Dishwasher
    • Full size fridge
    • Insuite washer/dryer
    • Kitchenette
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
    • Stove
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $12,081
  • Size: 938sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$1,200
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Dishwasher
    • Full size fridge
    • Insuite washer/dryer
    • Kitchenette
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
    • Stove
  • Contact: email

  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $9,134 - $18,150
  • Size: 310sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$1,772
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Furnished
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
    • Safe
  • Contact: email

  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Own, Rent
  • Cost: $9,134 - $18,150
  • Size: 310sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$1,722
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Furnished
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
    • Safe
  • Contact: email

  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $15,776 - $17,964
  • Size: 545sq/ft
  • Companion fee: N/A
  • Details:
    • Call Bell System
    • Furnished
    • Personal phone number in room (included)
    • Safe
  • Contact: email

Dining

At OPAL, you’ll enjoy private family dining, rooftop barbeque parties, and authentic ethnic cuisine such as steamed live seafood and double boiled soup. We will offer farm-to-table menus with wholesome produce from local suppliers and our own garden. At the Chef’s Table, be inspired by culinary demonstrations and group classes by our own Executive Chef, and other renowned chefs. By our open display kitchen, you can watch the action and smell the aromas at the communal table or at the display counter. See our chefs using their torches for aburi sashimi and sushi. Customize your salads. Smell the aromas of our in-house pastries as they come out of our ovens. Under the guidance of our chefs, make pizza, pasta and ice cream with your grandchildren. When there’s great food, of course there’s also beverage to complement. We will have wine and scotch tastings, fruit-and-herb infused water bar, afternoon High Tea service with delicate in-house pastries and loose leaf teas from around the world.

Meal service : Bar, Bistro: (daytime), Buffet, Pub, Room Service (extra fee), Table service, Tray service in suite (extra fee)

Seating type : Open seating

Special diets : Diabetic, Ethnic, Gluten Free, Halal, Kosher style, Puree foods, Vegetarian

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

24-hr concierge
Arts and crafts
Billiards
Community Garden
Computers
Emergency call system (pendent)
Fitness Studio
Games Room
Hairdresser
Hobby kitchen
Hot Tub
Internet
Laundry machines
Library
Mail box
Movie theatre
Parking (indoor)
Parking (outdoor)
Party room
Patio/Courtyard/BBQ
Pet friendly
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
Wellness Center
Wheelchair (scooter)
Wheelchair Accessible

Programs & Activities

Programs and Activities to be refined in 2019

Arts and Crafts
Billiards/Pool Tables
Bingo
Brain Fitness
Card Games
Continued education
Day Trips
Entertainment
Excursions
Exercise Program
Gardening
Movie Nights
Shuffleboard
Table Tennis
Theatre
Weekly Shopping Trips & Excursions

Staff & Care

Staff

Medical Staff
Registered Nurses24 hrs/day
Registered Practical Nurses24 hrs/day
Personal Support Workers24 hrs/day
Doctoron call & visiting 1x/week
Foot care specialiston call
Dentiston call
Physiotherapiston call
Chiropodiston call

Care services

Care options available:

  • Guest stays available
  • Respite care available
  • Convalescent care
  • Palliative care available

Health Services:

  • Catheter care(with no special assistance)
  • Oxygen assistance(with no special assistance)
  • Vitals monitoring(with special assistance)

Move-in requirements

Clients with progressive medical conditions which preclude them from remaining in their current living situation safely. • To ensure quality care can be given to the clients at Opal by Element clients suffering with cognitive impairments will be screened closely to ensure safe quality care can be given to the entire cohort of clientele. Clients admitted who suffer with cognitive impairments will remain at the Opal by Element unless their safety or those around them is jeopardized. • Clients who reside within the Opal by Element Retirement Community will be given priority access to the available complex care beds as they become available. • Opal by Element will be unable to accommodate bariatric clientele.

Accreditation & Associations

Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood

A Vibrant,Convenient Location OPAL has a prime position in Cambie Village, one of Vancouver’s premier neighbourhoods. This growing mixed-use community is close to amenities and rapid transit, and an ideal home base for living an inspired, vibrant lifestyle. The Cambie Corridor with extensive new development, this has become Vancouver’s premier location, and OPAL is located in the very core of it – literally steps from King Edward Canada Line Station. Our residents can walk to this neighbourhoods new cafes, restaurants, boutiques and other urban amenities. And within minutes, residents can be in Richmond or at the airport on one end, and downtown on the other. Opal is close in walking distance from Queen Elizabeth Park, Riley Park and The Hillcrest Centre

OPAL by Element is located at 438 West King Edward Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Y 05M.


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