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Westminster House Retirement Community British Columbia

Westminster House in is a unique, faith-based, residential community with integrated housing, support and care services for seniors.  Westminster House in White Rock British Columbia provides continuous and timely interventions that create the opportunity for residents to remain in their own home in peace and comfort, for the rest of their lives.

Westminster Retirement Home is really a one-of-a-kind in British Columbiia and a well respected leader in progressive senior health care that is provided in a community Setting.

The Westminster Home has a particular charm, that is mainly due to its beautiful setting in magnificent White Rock close to the US border in BC. Westminster House Retirement Community boasts friendly staff members, and a very warm welcoming interior design that feels like a true home and not your average retirement new home. The grounds are maticiously kept by the dedicated team, creating a tranquil setting perfect for walking, relaxing or hosting family of friends. Westminster House Senior Home will remind you of your own home, with the benefits and peace of mind of being in a professional senior care facility.

The Westminster House Retirement Senior Care home offers four different levels of care to seniors and residnets requireming congregate care and assisted living. There are several choices for residents ranging from spacious single-rooms, studios, apartments, and one and two bedroom suites with private facilities and bathrooms.

The real disctintion at Westminster House is LifeCare - that Westminster House defines as care for all the times of your life. This is aholistic approach to wellness, and caring for all needs of each and every resident, including their spiritual, physical, emonotional and even intellectual. The philsophy centres around reinforcing each residents capabilities, strenghts and skills - allowing for independent living and being there when the time arises. The underlying principle is overall wellness (LifeCare) - this starts with the director in care consults with the family, family doctor, social workers or other professionals to determin the level of care required. A care plan is then developed and administered by the professional senior care staff that ensure evey detail is followed. The Westminster House will then regularly meet to discuss progress and determin what changes need to be made to ensure maximum care of the senior in residence, plus to meet the needs of the family.

The Westminster House in White Rock offers a full staff of professionals who are ready and able to offer the best senior care available. Staff services include dietician, housekeeping, matinenance, occupational therapy, podiatry, and full time security staff. There are a full time staff of 12 registered nurses at the Westminster House Retirment Community.

Sunrise Senior Living Community North Vancouver

Just a short walk from the vibrant community centre of Lynn Valley on Vancouver’s North shore sits the Sunrise Senior Living residential care community. This senior care facility, ideal for retirees and 55+ is a true retirement community, or retirement village.  It is known for its warm, home-like environment and friendly staff – that for many seniors looking for a safe secure place to spend retirement is a true oasis of retirement living. The Sunrise Retirement Senior Care facility provides intermediate, palliative and extended care to its residents.

The location of the Sunrise Senior Community is ideal as it is just a few minutes away from shopping centers, recreation facilities, numerous parks, churches of different faiths, and several major transportation routes. This makes it a great choice for active seniors who still value their independence while looking for the comfort of a professionally managed senior care facility.  Of particular historic note is that the Sunrise of Lynn Valley is directly adjacent to the 100+ year old Mollie Nye heritage house, a local landmark. The new retirement home is also within very close distance to several medical facilities, such as the Lions Gate hospital, along with close access to Police, Fire and Ambulance.

The Lynn Valley of North Vancouver is an idyllic place to spend retirement; nestled at the base of the spectacular British Columbian north Shore Mountains the location affords easy access to trails, walks and abundant nature.

Sunrise Senior Living Community has a core principal of being committed to residents and families alike – with a clear distinction that no 2 individuals are alike – and therefore the services that they provide are also equally unique. This is one of the reasons that the Sunrise Lynn Valley retirement new homes offer a variety of lifestyle, services and personal care options to residents. This gives families and residents the security to know that while there are options for tomorrow their needs for today are taken care of also.

A well-balanced nutritious diet is essential to any senior, and the Sunrise Retirement Home serves three delicious, and well-balanced meals each and every day. Plus there are a variety of snacks that are also available to residents, from tea and coffee, to afternoon cookies and cake. This also facilitates social interaction and a wonderful place to host your family of friends during a visit to the Sunrise Senior Care Facility in North Vancouver.

There are friendly smiling faces around every corner at Sunrise Living – from the professional courteous staff, to the true gratitude shown on the faces of the people who call it home. The Sunrise is truly a home to call home. The staff at Sunrise Retirement Neighborhood stop at nothing to make the experience of living there inviting and warm, and each and every detail reflects this approach. Even the architecture, comfortable community areas, floor plans, and choice of suites make a difference. You will notice the small touches at Sunrise Senior Living, such as fresh flowers, and resident pets – a warm snuggle cat, and a calm friendly golden retriever. Each day at Sunrise is satisfying, rewarding and a wonderful way to spend retirement.

The staff at Sunrise Senior Care facility are chosen for their commitment to excellence, as well as their professional credentials. The Sunrise home offers 24 hour staffing, a concierge, dietician, fitness program, housekeeping, and occupational therapy. Plus the facility also offers personal laundry, physical therapy, podiatry, recreational therapy, and more. Plus there are religious services of different denominations held on site.

There are a variety of home types at Sunrise Community in North Van. Ranging from private homes, semi-private, couples, studio, shared suites, apartment, limited assisted living programs, and even short term stays. The homes at Sunrise have features such as kitchenettes, fridges, carpet, linens, cable TV and of course emergency phone systems putting you in touch immediately with the professional staff that can come to your immediate aid.

Monthly fees vary depending on services, but start at approximately $4700 per month.
Certainly the Sunrise Senior Living home is a choice location to spend your retirement, and with the already positive response to this retirement new home you will be in good company if you choose to make the Sunrise your home.
You can contact the Sunrise Senior Living Retirement Community directly via telephone,  or visit their web site.

Special Welcome from Elizabeth

Hello my name is Elizabeth James - and I am pleased to be an author on this site - I will be writing articles to review different retirement new homes in Canada and the United States. Please visit the site regularly to keep up to date on new developments.

Assisted Living - Some definitions

What is Assisted Living

With an aging population, assisted living and nursing home are in demand more than ever before. Assisted living facilities differ from nursing homes by their services offered. Assisted living communities, or continuing care retirement communities are for people who require assistance with everyday “activities of daily living” which is often referred to as ADL’s. Most people who are considering assisted living also hope to maintain some level of independence, unlike those who choose to live in a nursing home that are more complete in their senior care. Assisted living is not always a good alternative to a nursing home, but a good step along the way to more comprehensive senior care.
Across Canada and the United States there are different terms used to describe assisted living, nursing homes, assisted living communities, nursing & convalescent homes – these can include; retirement residences, adult homes, adult living facilities, adult congregate living care, continuing care retirement community, personal care and residential supported care.

How is Assisted Living different from a Nursing Home
Nursing homes can be considered more comprehensive senior care facilities that provide complete services for people who are in poor health and not able to care for themselves. On the other hand assisted living facilities are more appropriate for people who are able to care for them selves with the exception of a few activities such as meals, cleaning, or personal hygiene. Assisted living is also suitable for people who only occasionally have problems with memory, being confused or otherwise disoriented. Both Assisted Living communities and nursing homes provide safe, secure and comfortable environments for senior care.


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