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THE COMFORT LIFE REPORT:The Village Langley - Verve Senior Living 

3920 198th Street, Langley, British Columbia, V3A1E1
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Cost (from):
$9,200 (retirement), $12,200 (long-term care)
Suites:
75 suites (Studio)
Capacity:
78 residents

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Our Perspective

How we see The Village Langley - Verve Senior Living

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.

At Comfort Life, we’ve been excited about the Village ever since it was first announced in 2017. In Canada, it’s the best innovation yet, in design for memory care. The Village is built from the ground up with the needs of Alzheimer’s and dementia sufferers top of mind. We love how this both implements and adds to innovations in memory care.

Prominent effects of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia are memory loss, disorientation and elopement, so the best environment for sufferers is one that mitigates these issues safely and effectively, yet non-intrusively. We see this ideally manifest in the Village in Langley, a setting that’s familiar and friendly, while smartly incorporating needed safety features. These include a fence around the perimeter and a blu-tooth-enabled security system that lets community staff know the whereabouts of any resident in real time, at any time. An important aspect of design for memory care is de-institutionalization and de-clinicalization of the care environment, inherent in the village layout that includes a general store, doctor’s office, hair salon, workshop, and more.

People live in colourful cottages here, attended by staff who are also suitably expert in their training and approach. On top of all the above, it’s set in a quiet neighbourhood in one of the most beautiful cities in the country. We’ve certainly never seen anything like it before.

Community’s Perspective

How The Village Langley - Verve Senior Living sees itself

Who are you as a community?

The Village is Canada’s first village-style residence specializing in supporting those with dementia & memory conditions. Inspired by communities in the Netherlands & U.S., our cottage-style living is surrounded by five acres of secured grounds with walking paths, gardens, farm animals & a water rock garden. You’ll be able to explore your surroundings safely & securely. Our focus is on providing an enriched living experience where each person experiences a purposeful & meaningful life. Our six single-storey cottage-like homes are designed to enhance the lives of persons living with dementia. Sensory gardens, accessible walking paths with benches, outdoor activity terraces, a games lawn, natural meadows, a water garden, community centre & plaza are part of this special setting. Villagers’ physical, mental & emotional health needs are managed by nursing, medical & home support teams with knowledge & training in person-directed dementia care. Opened in: 2018 Ownership: Private. A member of Verve Senior Living Languages Spoken: Chinese-Cantonese, Chinese-Mandarin, English, French


What do you do differently or uniquely well?

We believe and practice a resident-centric approach. We are happy to offer many choices for our residents so they can live the way they wish to live. At one of our communities' residents gain independence, have help when they need it and enjoy everything this lifestyle has to offer.

What supports do you offer residents as they adjust to life there?

Our new Villager orientation helps those who have moved here to learn all about the different services we offer. With our experience and understanding, this is new experience for some, we want to make this transition as smooth as possible for families and new Villager's. Our leadership team works closely with families and Villager's to ensure all questions are answered and a new Villager is feeling at ease. New Villager's' are welcomed with housewarming parties, monthly dinner dates and pub nights are a great way to get to know others in the community.

What might residents find surprising about your community?

The biggest thing we feel Villager’s will find surprising about The Village Langley is the vision and what we offer. We are not a typical care community; our approach is entirely resident focused. We take pride in the work we do and what we offer. Our goal each and every day is to provide our Villager’s the autonomy to direct their own day and live their best life. We do not see their medical needs and diagnosis as a limitation, but rather a unique set of abilities that will provide purpose to our community and Village family.

What five facts about your community should people know?

1. The Village Langley has a traditional red barn on our property that is home to chickens and goats

2. The Village is patient directed, we take the cues from our Villagers and allow them direct their days

3. We are located on 7 acres of property in Langley, British Columbia that is available for our Villagers, friends, families, and team members to utilize

4. We have a general store available to our Villagers, families, friends and team members that provides purpose, independence and comfort to our Villager’s from

5. We have beautiful garden area’s where Villager's can have their own plot space with their loved ones to be creative and maintain for the season

Insider Perspectives

Reviews of The Village Langley - Verve Senior Living

What residents and their loved ones say about The Village Langley - Verve Senior Living in reviews.

L.G., family member

"My aunt was lucky to become one of the first residents here, and I have visited often. This is a truly groundbreaking facility and the staff are as patient and friendly as you'd hope for. I have noted the postings by others who are upset by the cost of living at The Village; asking "who can afford to live here?" and suggesting it is only for the elite. While I could not afford to live here, that is due to my particular circumstances and life choices. My aunt can afford to live here for many ..."

Scott Ronalds, family member

"We couldn't be more happy with the level of specialized dementia care and understanding provided by all the staff at the Village."

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Testimonials and Stories

  • Virtually Verve- Enriching Lives in Memory Care

    Our Health & Wellness team recently hosted Virtually Verve: Enriching Lives in Memory Care via Zoom! This information session delved into our specialized Memory Care residences and how our signature Life Enrichment programming and amenities provide the highest quality of life for our residents to feel empowered to live their days with purpose.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle options

Dementia & Memory Care (definition)
Cost from $9,200

The Village Langley specializes in dementia support for those living with all dementia-types. We apply a social-relational model care based upon person-directed care and enriched living.

Includes

  • Designated dining area
  • Designated floor
  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy
  • Housekeeping (7x/week)
  • Incontinence care
  • Medication administration
  • Resident Reminders

Assistance with

  • Bathing (7x/week)
  • Dressing
  • Feeding
  • Transfers

Long-term Care (definition)
Cost from $12,200

The Village Langley specializes in dementia support for those living with all dementia-types. We apply a social-relational model care based upon person-directed care and enriched living.

Includes

  • Designated dining area
  • Designated floor
  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy
  • Housekeeping (7x/week)
  • Incontinence care
  • Medication administration
  • Resident Reminders

Assistance with

  • Bathing (7x/week)
  • Dressing
  • Feeding
  • Transfers

Suites

Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Studio 298 - 377 $9,200 (Rent) N/A
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $9,200
  • Size: 298sq/ft
  • Companion fee: N/A
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

Dining

Chef prepared, world inspired. We know good food matters. At The Village, we gather to experience family-style dining. Our experienced Culinary Team use fresh, local ingredients to prepare nutritious home cooked meals. And if you have an interest in helping out, we always welcome an extra pair of hands in the kitchen. Breakfast is prepared fresh in small households upon each person's wake-up routine Meals are served and enjoyed 'family style' in small households

Meal service : Bar, Bistro: (24 hours), Bistro: (daytime), Buffet, Pub, Room Service (extra fee), Table service, Tray service in suite (extra fee)

Seating type : Open seating

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

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

5 acres of secure, walkable open space specifically designed for persons living with dementia

Arts and crafts
Computers
Emergency call system (pendent)
Games Room
Gift Shop
Hairdresser
Hobby kitchen
Internet
Laundry machines
Library
Mail box
Mail delivery to suite
Mail to concierge
Movie theatre
Newspaper delivery available to suite
Newspapers delivered to concierge
On-site General Store
Onsite foot care
Out patient programs
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 Accessible

Programs & Activities

Life enrichment at The Village Langley is to support seniors in their leisure pursuits. By assisting the seniors in their leisure pursuits and valuing what is important in their day; we are providing daily life satifaction and purpose in their lives. Some of the programs that we provide to accomplish this is our 'Helping Hands program' that vary from grocery shopping for the houses, tending to our animals at the barn, to delivering newspapers every morning. Additionally, the dedicated life enrichment team create programs that are personalize to the household and/or individual to fulfill their leisure needs. Music programming, animals on-site, pet friendly, visiting animals are also offered.

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
Movie Nights
Parties
Religious & Holiday Services
Resident social / activity club
Sewing
Shuffleboard
Theatre
Volunteering
Woodshop

Staff & Care

Executive Director's Message
Karissa Lovas

Since 2009, Karissa Lovas has been working in the senior’s housing industry, helping residents and families navigate their new home. Working in several levels of living options, such as independent living, assisted living and long-term care, Karissa finds joy and passion in providing purpose every day to our residents. Having experienced several positions from lead reception, office manager, and general manager. Karissa brings a wealth of knowledge in operations, sales, and excellence in customer service. In her off time, Karissa enjoys reading, spending time with her family in the outdoors and has recently taken up gardening.

Staff

Medical and other support staff
Registered Nurses
Registered Practical Nurses16 hrs/day
Personal Support Workers24 hrs/day
Guest Attendant24 hrs/day
Doctoron call
Sleep Expertvisiting 1x/month
Massage Therapistvisiting 1x/week
Geriatric Pharmaciston call
Mobility Specialistvisiting 1x/month
Foot care specialistvisiting 1x/week
Dentistvisiting 1x/month
Physiotherapistvisiting 1x/week
Chiropodistvisiting 1x/month

Number of care staff:

  • Daytime: 4
  • Weekends: 4
  • Nights: 4

Care services

Health Services:

  • Catheter care(with special assistance)
  • Cognitively impaired residents(with special assistance)
  • Feeding tube assistance(with special assistance)
  • Medication charted by electronic pen(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 no special assistance)

Move-in requirements

Personal and medical information is collected and assessed according to each person's unique situation. We complete several individualized assessments including the Mini Mental Status Exam as well as the Montreal Cognitive Assessment. At this time, we are completing testing for COVID-19 and the coronavirus for all new Villagers as well as new staff to ensure the safety, health and wellness of our community.

• Chest x-ray
• Medical form completed by family doctor
• Personal Interview

COVID-19 Information

erve’s COVID-19 Response
Verve Senior Living has been helping seniors stay active and live an independent lifestyle for over 43 years. Our approach to the COVID-19 pandemic has been defined by these values, with the safety and security of our residents of paramount importance to us. Verve continues to be a vibrant, fun, engaging, and safe place to live, thanks to our incredibly creative and caring team members who go the extra mile in all that they do. Visit one of our 32 retirement residence and see what living with Verve is all about.

“My family and I feel deeply blessed to have been able to relocate my father to Verve Senior Living. Throughout the process the management team went far above and beyond at every turn to help us. This was especially appreciated given Covid 19. They were patient, kind and empathetic, offering guidance and help the likes of which we had never experienced elsewhere. ”

SAFE & SECURE
Our COVID-19 Safety Protocols
At all times we must follow the guidelines set forth by the local provincial health authority. In many cases we implement safety initiatives before the governments mandates them. While we pride ourselves on doing everything we can to keep our residences safe, it does alter the way we connect with the outside community. Despite COVID’s interruption to our regularly scheduled lives, Verve continues to be a vibrant, fun, engaging, and safe place to live thanks to our incredibly creative and caring team members who go the extra mile in all that they do. To learn more about Verve’s COVID-19 safety protocols, please contact a Verve residence near you.

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Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood

The Village Langley is located in a quiet residential neighbourhood in Langley's Brookswood community. We are a secure community with a controlled single point of access.

The Village Langley is located at 3920 198th Street, Langley, British Columbia, V3A1E1.


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