Assisted Living

Independence with a little help

Assisted Living - Retirement Concepts

Assisted Living gives seniors (either single seniors, or those with spouses) the ability to continue to live independently even if they needed help with some of the activities of daily living.

In most Assisted Living buildings, residents live independently in comfortable apartments. They receive two meals a day (typically lunch and dinner), often a bistro breakfast snack and housekeeping is provided.

In addition, Assisted Living offers seniors the use of all the facilities and amenities in the building, which includes such things as a theatre, activity rooms, recreation services, corner store, hairdresser/barber, bistro, gardens, lounges, decks, outdoor walking paths, and 24 hour emergency response.

To  live in Assisted Living seniors must be self-directing of their own care and somewhat mobile.  Use of a cane, walker or even wheelchair is permitted as long as the resident is able to transfer from the wheelchair to bed, chair, etc.

The great feature of Assisted Living is that residents are able to receive assistance with some of the activities of daily living. That could be help with medications, bathing or showering, or even dressing and undressing.

Come and look around. Have lunch and stay awhile and visit with some of our residents, who will let you know how they feel about life in Assisted Living. We’ve often heard residents say that they wish they had come to us sooner rather than staying at home by themselves as long as they did.

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Today, my parents have a new zest for life and are doing things now that they had not done before. Excursions on the bus, shopping trips, fitness classes and visiting with friends. They’re so busy now, I actually have to make an appointment to see them! It is amazing how much younger, healthier and more vibrant they both are now. Our family is extremely happy that a seniors residence of this quality is available here in Summerland. Thank you to all the staff and residents of Summerland Seniors Village for giving my parents a new lease on life!