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The Village at University Gates

   
250 Laurelwood Drive, Waterloo, Ontario, N2J 0E2
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Lifestyle options:
Independent Living, Assisted Living, Dementia & Memory Care, Long-term Care
Respite care available, Private home-care allowed, Palliative care available
Cost (from):
$4,486 (retirement), $1,900 (long-term care)
Suites:
229 suites (Studio, 1-bed, 1-bed + den, 2-bed, 2-bed + den)

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About The Village at University Gates

A member of Schlegel Villages

The Village at University Gates opened in August 2020 and is nestled within the north end of Waterloo - we offer a unique continuum of care concept featuring Independent Living Apartments with full kitchens, Retirement Apartments, Full Service Retirement suites with walk out patios, Assisted Care and Memory Care. The Village currently features a 192 bed long term care home and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging. Come and discover why "It Takes a Village to Care".

Ownership Type: private

Insider reviews & perspectives

Comfort Life Review

stories

This new 230 suite development opens an exciting opportunity for Waterloo-Wellington and area seniors seeking to get in on the ground floor of a great community. You’ll be onsite at University of Waterloo, benefiting from the expertise of Schlegel Villages and their work with the Research Institute for Aging.

Other Schlegel Villages in the area offer a glimpse of what life will be like here. Walk into any other location, and you’ll find friends interacting happily, supported by the village design and layout (featuring a Town Square and more). With this being close to the campus at UW, as well as Laurel Creek Conservation, you’ll have nature, learning and friends all just outside the door.

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  • In this Perspective:
  • 00:55 - What made you choose this community?
  • 02:01 - What is the environment like?
  • 04:23 - How was the process of moving your parent into this community?
  • 06:36 - How did this community make the transition easier?
  • 09:08 - How has your life improved since your parent moved into this community?
  • 10:46 - What are the values of this community?
  • 12:29 - What does your parent say about this community?
  • 13:35 - What changes have you seen in your parent since moving in?
  • 14:52 - What can you tell other families who are considering this community?
  • 16:13 - What would you do differently if you had to start this process all over again?
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Lifestyle

Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $4,486

At Schlegel Villages we have two Neighbourhoods that support resident independence. As a Becker resident, you will enjoy living in a spacious apartment with a kitchenette featuring a full-size fridge and microwave, as well as an in-suite washer and dryer. Lunch and dinner are included in the cost, as well as weekly housekeeping and linen laundry. Additional services are available to purchase. In Williamsburg, our Full-Service Retirement Neighbourhood, you will benefit from supports to help you maintain your independence, including all the services listed below. All Williamsburg suites have a kitchenette and are on the Main Floor, with a beautiful walk-out patio. Residents in both of these Neighbourhoods benefit from all of the amenities and events that keep Main Street bustling throughout the day.

Includes

  • Meals (Extra fee)
  • 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 $5,736

As a resident living in Egerton, our Assisted Care Neighbourhood, a higher level of support with your activities of daily living is provided, due to greater physical needs. Our dedicated team members will support you as you continue to enjoy a life filled with meaning and purpose. Your studio or one-bedroom suite has a convenient kitchenette, and you will have access to our Main Street and all of the Village amenities to enjoy as you wish.

Includes

  • Designated dining area
  • Cancer care
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Stroke care
  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy
  • Housekeeping (2x/week)
  • Incontinence care
  • Medication administration
  • Resident Reminders

Assistance with

  • Bathing (1x/week)
  • Dressing
  • Feeding (Extra fee)
  • Transfers (Extra fee)

Dementia & Memory Care (definition)
Cost from $5,841

Emma's neighbourhood is designed for residents living with memory loss and offers care and recreation programs specifically designed for those with Alzheimer's Disease and other related forms of dementia. Residents will enjoy private time in either a studio or one-bedroom suite, while also having access to gathering spaces and programs in the Neighbourhood, as well as larger Village programs on Main Street. At Schlegel Villages, we believe there is no “loss of self”, but rather a “change in self” with the progression of dementia. Our Signature Program, LIVING in My Today, supports people living with dementia as they tap into their strengths, express themselves and enjoy the comfort and security of friendships in a place where they experience acceptance and belonging. Our emphasis on developing relationships while understanding the experience of those living with dementia forms the foundation of The Five Pillars of LIVING in My Today: (MEETS) Meaningful and Active Engagement, Enjoyable Mealtimes, Empowered Care Partners, Thoughtful Design and Supportive Approaches. Our dedicated team works with and cares for residents, supporting them to live well each day, regardless of what that day looks like. We’re proud of the foundation we’ve built in LIVING in My Today and the extensive work and collaboration that brought the program to life.

Includes

  • Designated dining area
  • Designated floor
  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy
  • Housekeeping (2x/week)
  • Incontinence care
  • Medication administration
  • Resident Reminders

Assistance with

  • Bathing (1x/week)
  • Dressing
  • Feeding (Extra fee)
  • Transfers (Extra fee)

Long-term Care (definition)
Cost from $1,900

Includes

  • Designated dining area
  • Designated floor
  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy
  • Housekeeping (7x/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 331 - 489 $3,876 - $5,945 (Rent) +$750 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed 479 - 1005 $4,010 - $7,226 (Rent) +$500 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Dishwasher
  • Full size fridge
  • Insuite washer/dryer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed + den 855 - 1204 $4,727 - $5,574 (Rent) +$500 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Full size fridge
  • Insuite washer/dryer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
2-bed 911 - 1310 $5,685 - $5,829 (Rent) +$500 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Full size fridge
  • Insuite washer/dryer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
2-bed + den 1132 - 1279 $5,710 - $5,855 (Rent) +$500 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Full size fridge
  • Insuite washer/dryer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,876 - $5,945
  • Size: 331sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$750
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,010 - $7,226
  • Size: 479sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$500
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Dishwasher
    • Full size fridge
    • Insuite washer/dryer
    • Kitchen
    • Kitchenette
    • Patio/Balcony
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed + den
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,727 - $5,574
  • Size: 855sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$500
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Full size fridge
    • Insuite washer/dryer
    • Kitchen
    • Kitchenette
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $5,685 - $5,829
  • Size: 911sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$500
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Full size fridge
    • Insuite washer/dryer
    • Kitchen
    • Kitchenette
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed + den
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $5,710 - $5,855
  • Size: 1132sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$500
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Full size fridge
    • Insuite washer/dryer
    • Kitchen
    • Kitchenette
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

Arts and crafts
Billiards
Chapel
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 delivery to suite
Movie theatre
Newspapers delivered to concierge
On-site General Store
Onsite foot care
Parking (indoor)
Parking (outdoor)
Patio/Courtyard/BBQ
Pet friendly
Pond/Lake
Private bus for outings, regular trips
Private dining room for family/friends
Putting Green
Recreation facilities onsite
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
Spa Services
Spa tub or shower room
Spa/Beauty Salon
Storage lockers
Walking Path
Wheelchair (electric)
Wheelchair (scooter)
Wheelchair Accessible

Programs & Activities

Arts and Crafts
Assisted Walks/Trails
Bible Classes
Billiards/Pool Tables
Bingo
Bocce Ball
Brain Fitness
Card Games
Continued education
Day Trips
Entertainment
Excursions
Exercise Program
Gardening
Golf
Movie Nights
Parties
Religious & Holiday Services
Resident social / activity club
Sewing
Table Tennis
Volunteering
Weekly Shopping Trips & Excursions

Staff & Care

Staff

Medical and other support staff
Registered Nurses24 hrs/day
Registered Practical Nurses24 hrs/day
Personal Support Workers24 hrs/day
Doctoron call
Foot care specialiston call
Dentiston call
Physiotherapiston call
Chiropodiston call

Care services

Care options available:

  • Respite care available
  • Private home-care allowed
  • Palliative care available

Health Services:

  • Catheter care(with special assistance)
  • Cognitively impaired residents(with special assistance)
  • Medication charted by electronic pen(with special assistance)
  • Medication charted by exception(with special assistance)
  • Ostomy care(with government assisted)
  • Oxygen assistance(with special assistance)
  • Physically challenged residents(with special assistance)
  • Vitals monitoring(with special assistance)

Accreditation & Associations

Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood

Village at University Gates is located at 250 Laurelwood Drive, Waterloo, Ontario, N2J 0E2.


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