Are you trying to figure out if independent living is right for you? Maybe you’re deciding if assisted living is actually better for you? Some seniors fully embrace independent living as they are more capable of doing most things themselves, however some seniors may need some assistance with their daily routine or ensuring they have someone keeping an extra eye on them. We will break down the two levels of care for you so you can decide what suits you and your needs best.

Independent Living

Independent living for seniors is for those looking for a retirement lifestyle with added services such as housekeeping and meal prep, such as those found at our various VRS seniors communities. Independent seniors communities are for seniors who want to let go of regular home maintenance such as yard work, home maintenance and other responsibilities that come with home ownership. Independent living is great for those looking for engaging social interactions, and emergency support, should you require it.

Assisted/Supportive Living

Assisted living, also called supportive living in Alberta, is slightly different as it provides everything independent living communities offer, with added personal care services such as bathing and dressing. Seniors in assisted living still live comfortably in the privacy of their own apartment within their senior communities; however, they may just need additional assistance when it comes to performing daily routines. One of the benefits of living at a VRS seniors community is that additional routine care can be arranged for you in our community, should you require it now or in the future.  

Seniors living services at VRS Seniors Communities include:

  • a housing unit (either a room or a suite)
  • 2-3 freshly prepared meals
  • 24 hour emergency response from staff and security
  • Housekeeping services
  • Access to various recreational programming
  • Organized social activities
  • Basic maintenance and repairs
  • Personalized care
  • Wellness checks

To learn more about a specific VRS community, check out our many locations in BC and Alberta below!

VRS Communities has 11 seniors communities across BC and Alberta, including:

Lakeside Gardens in Nanaimo

Ross Place in Victoria

Pacific Carlton in White Rock

Sunnyside Manor in White Rock

Orchard Gardens in Kelowna

Sunshine Ridge in Osoyoos

Silver Springs in Vernon

Charles Manor in Penticton

Andover Terrace in Salmon Arm

Shuswap Lodge in Salmon Arm

Garneau Hall in Edmonton