Kamloops Seniors Village
Kamloops Retirement Homes
Kamloops Seniors Village offers the sweeping views that highlight the natural beauty of Kamloops’s nearby mountains, the South and North Thompson Rivers, as well as the amenities of urban life. Just a short jaunt away is shopping at Aberdeen Mall, or we can venture out to catch a local Blazer hockey game or live theatre at the Sagebrush Theatre.
Independent living is intended for functionally independent people who are capable of directing their own lives. These residents choose to be free of the home management duties and prefer the convenience of service in a social atmosphere that provides services and security. Residents direct their own lives, come and go as they please and participate in activities of their choosing within their community.
Services provided include a menu of optional fee-for-services from a base rate which include meals, housekeeping, and recreational opportunities.
Assisted living is the combination of housing, hospitality services and one or two personal assistance services, such as regular assistance with activities of daily living or medication services (referred to in the Community Care and Assisted Living Act as prescribed services). Assisted living is intended for people who are able to make the range of decisions that allow them to live safely in a supportive, semi-independent environment.
In British Columbia, assisted living is regulated by the Community Care and Assisted Living Act and monitored by the provincial Assisted Living Registrar who:
- administers the registration of all assisted living residences in British Columbia, whether they are publicly subsidized or private-pay.
- establishes and administers health and safety standards, policies and procedures.
- ensures timely and effective investigation of complaints about the health and safety of assisted living residents.
- has authority to inspect residences if there is a concern about the health or safety of a resident.
- refers issues that are not within the registrar’s jurisdiction to the appropriate authorities.
- Coordinates investigation of complaints with the health authority Patient Care Quality Office.
Whether you choose a studio, a one bedroom, one bedroom and den, or a two bedroom suite, Kamloops Seniors Village provides a quality home, where you can can live life the way you want.
- Each private, spacious and stylish suite has a kitchenette with a bar fridge, plenty of cabinet space and modern fixtures.
- The living areas are roomy and enhanced by large, low windows that illuminate your suite, not to mention offer a portal to fresh breezes and the region’s stunning scenery. Sheers and draperies complete the suites….. and you bring your own furniture, so you’ll feel right at home.
- Peace of mind can be found with plenty of grab bars that have been installed in the bathrooms for safety. Twenty-four hour emergency response call bells are located in bathrooms and the main living area.
Above all else, these suites give you a chance to express your personal style, and to live life the way you choose.
Your guests are our guests and are welcome to stay in your suite, the guest suite, or just pop in for lunch or dinner. Arrangements can be made with our staff.
We’re a pet friendly community. Pets are welcome to visit, and residents are welcome to have small pets reside with them.
- A warm, elegant central dining room with two meals included every day
- Bistro gathering area, where residents and guests can enjoy a beverage and snack with family or friends
- Lounges and outdoor areas offer gathering places or a quiet retreat
- Library and internet lounge
- Bus trips and outings allow residents to access their favourite shops in bustling Kamloops, as well as travel to unique locations and attractions
- The General Store is open for business, supplying fresh milk, bread, cereal and a variety of other items
Entertainment and Activities
We provide the entertainment and activities; you decide what you wish to do. You are welcome to participate in as much as you want, or to take quiet time for yourself. It is your decision.
- Musical entertainment
- Billiards and pool
- Volunteer opportunities
- Bus Trips
- Computer Education
- Board and Card Games
- Discussion Groups and Trivia
- Church Services
Residential Care (Skilled Nursing Care)
Residents are cared for by a highly trained, professional and caring staff, in a safe and secure environment. To ensure intimate, home-like surroundings, each mini-community has 15 rooms and its own dining area. Rooms are tastefully decorated in soft colours with comfortable furnishings. Residents are encouraged to bring familiar belongings and decorations to create an atmosphere that is familiar to them and to their families.
Residential Care Amenities
- Beautifully appointed, furnished private rooms, each with 2 piece ensuite
- Dietician-planned meals (three meals daily plus snacks)
- Specialized bathing facilities in each mini-community
- Lounges and outdoor areas
- In-community hair dresser
Residential Care Entertainment and Recreation
Our trained Recreation Staff is dedicated to making time spent at Kamloops Seniors Village quality time. We want our residents to be able to fill their days with worthwhile activities and entertainment to the best of their ability. We encourage the participation of family and friends. We also respect our residents’ rights to dignity always, and privacy when they wish it.
We take every opportunity to celebrate special occasions: – birthdays, holidays, special days, the seasons, and anything else that might be happening.
A few of our activities include:
- Music and music therapy
- Games – bowling, bingo cards, board games, Wii
- Exercise groups
- Walking groups
- Special occasion celebrations
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"I’ve really enjoyed the last two years that I’ve worked here! How could I not?"
“I’ve really enjoyed the last two years that I’ve worked here! How could I not?! I have the fun job of making residents smile, planning/ implementing activities and working with a great group of people.”
“Recreation is what you do when you are not wasting your time.” – Wes Fessler
- Rebecca Moore - Recreation Staff
"Being here gives us security and keeps us healthy. And we have a great view!"
We are where we need to be at this point in our life. It gives us freedom. If we want something all we have to do is ask. The girls do an excellent job for us.
Being here gives us security and keeps us healthy. And we have a great view!
- Al Perry - Resident since 2009
Everyone Has A Story...
Sean comes to us from Ontario where his nursing career started in Acute Care. Although his acute care experience has been primarily in Intensive Care, it has also allowed Sean to work as an Outpost Nurse in Northern Ontario on First Nation Reserves. Sean transitioned into management first starting in Long Term Care as a Director of Nursing and transitioned into a General Manager role in Retirement and Assisted Living. In 2011 Sean completed the OANHSS Administrator Long Term Care Certificate which is now the requirement for Administrators in Long Term Care in Ontario. Prior to Sean’s nursing career, he worked as a Flight Paramedic. Sean is very passionate about his community and has served on a number of committees while also having the pleasure of serving as Director and then President of a Non-Profit organization.
Sean’s 17 years in healthcare brings a wealth of clinical knowledge, leadership and expertise to his current role. Sean is passionate about leading his team and providing a high standard of senior’s care based on best practices to the residents at Kamloops Seniors Village.
Lynda started at Kamloops Seniors Village as Receptionist/Scheduler in August, 2008 before taking over the duties of Administrative Coordinator in 2009.
Prior to coming to KSV, Lynda had completed a degree in Elementary Education as well graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology – she enjoys a life of variety. Lynda is highly organized and knowledgeable, and proud to say she knows the name of every resident and staff member in the facility. She is responsible for admitting, billing, accounts payable and payroll and will gladly help with any inquiries you may have – please feel free to call if you have any questions.
Working at Kamloops Seniors Village, She has come to appreciate that seniors are an incredible source of wit, laughter and stories and is fascinated to be working with them.
Clinical Lead for Residential Care
Adrienne is originally from southern Ontario where she started her education at the University of Ottawa. She then received her LPN license from Sir Sanford Fleming College. She moved to Kamloops in 2006 and started at KSV as a Licensed Practical Nurse and became Clinical Lead for residential care in 2011. Adrienne has worked extensively with seniors and exemplifies an enthusiasm for learning and enriching the lives of those she cares for.
Director of Care
Karen is originally from Northern B.C., where she worked many years as a rural nurse. After raising 3 beautiful daughters her and her husband moved to Kamloops so that she could further her education. Karen has worked previously at KSV as Assistant Director of Care, she left the position in 2010 as she wanted to gain more experience in nursing management. Karen is a compassionate and dedicated team leader who wishes to continue to make a difference in the life of seniors as they complete their journey in residential care. Karen also holds a certificate in Palliative Care nursing.
Catherine moved to Kamloops in the spring of 2007 from the Lower Mainland and has worked in the health care industry for over 8 years. She has many years’ experience in customer service, administration and procurement, previously attending Red Deer College with a focus on Business Finance and Management. Her most interesting career event was her involvement in the set-up and operation of housekeeping at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics at Whistler Village. Currently she is working on completing her Food Service and Nutrition Management certificate for April 2014. Upon completion she will become a certified member of the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management.
Aside from truly enjoying her time working with and around our older generation, she loves the outdoors and can often be found camping, ice fishing and walking the dog with her husband of 30 years, both proud grandparents of 5 grandchildren.
Sarah has a diverse work history including positions in municipal recreation, health care and not for profit organizations. Kamloops is new to Sarah and her family, who moved here last year from Vancouver Island. ‘We are loving the sunshine, the river and the people here in Kamloops’.
By obtaining a degree in Recreation and Health at the University of Victoria, Sarah specializes in program and special event planning, fostering community development, and creating inclusive leisure experiences for seniors. ‘I look forward to contributing to the enrichment of senior living at KSV. We have a wonderful group of staff in the Recreation Department who are truly devoted to providing meaningful and enjoyable leisure pursuits for the residents’.
Recreation is a passion for Sarah at work and at home. Her family of 4 enjoys living an active life style including hockey practices, soccer games, hiking, paddle boarding, and fitness.
We were pleased to welcome Danny Thompson to our food services team as Head Chef back in December 2012. Danny comes to us from Ridgepointe where he was involved in the start up of their kitchen. Danny’s work history includes head chef at remote site camps, culinary instructor at vocational schools, executive chef at hotels, owner/operator of his own restaurant and catering and as a consultant at hotels in both BC and Alberta.
Danny’s oversees the safe operation of all food services, including the preparation of snacks and meals, ordering and inventory control, and employee recruitment and supervision. He takes an active involvement in the Assisted Living Food Committee and enjoys giving guided tours of the kitchen.
Danny’s interests include mountain biking, back packing, hiking, cross country skiing, swimming, camping and is hoping to begin kayaking.
For Information, Tours and Reservations, please contact Bonnie Johnson at (250) 571-1804 or firstname.lastname@example.org