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Retirement Homes Vancouver

Retirement Homes Vancouver

5 Tips For Touring Retirement Homes In Vancouver

When it is time for your loved ones to move into an assisted living facility, locating the right retirement homes in the Vancouver region can be tough. That's why you need to know the right tips for touring retirement homes, so that you can place the people who are most important to you in the right Vancouver assisted living facility.

Let's take a closer look at the most crucial tips that will allow you to select the best retirement homes for your needs in the Vancouver area. By paying close attention to these tips, you'll be able to avoid the most common pitfalls that tend to take place in these instances.

1. Take Note of Its Cleanliness

Does the home that you are considering look to be as fresh and clean as possible? If not, this is a sign that you need to continue your search and expand your criteria. Don't make the mistake of focusing on the furnishings and decor, take a closer look at the windows and baseboards. Ask the staff how often the common areas are cleaned, as well as the rooms of residents. Get as many details as possible on these matters, so that you are making a fully informed decision.

2. Visit During A Period Where Activities Are Taking Place

This simple tip gives you and your loved ones a much better chance of seeing what the retirement community is all about. Ask the management staff if you can come in during these periods and let your loved one participate in the activities. Pay close attention to the staff's mentality during these periods and be sure to monitor your relative's level of enjoyment. This tells you everything that you need to know.

3. Monitor The Staff's Level of Friendliness

The staff's level of friendliness will often serve as one of the main factors in your decision making process. Take the time to observe the staff members and watch how they interact with the residents of the retirement home. Are they kind, friendly and courteous or do they behave in a manner that is rude and ill tempered? The last thing anyone wants to leave their loved ones in the hands of a staff that does not truly care for them.

4. Speak To Resident Families

You'll want to know more about the experiences that others in your position have had and the best way to do that is by speaking to resident families. Ask families of present residents about the experiences that they have had and find out more about the concerns that they have had. This gives you a far more educated point of view when it comes to selecting retirement homes in Vancouver that are able to cater to all of your loved one's most crucial needs.

5. Trust Your Gut Instincts

At the end of the day, you are going to have to trust your gut instincts and make the choice that works best for all parties involved. Once you've collected the pertinent information, allow your instincts to carry you the rest of the way and don't overthink it.


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Tapestry Senior Living
Arbutus Walk 2799 Yew Street Vancouver, BC V6K 4W2

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Our Residents

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“I was perfectly happy in my home - but I came here and everybody was so nice. I thought, what a good idea to give it a try.”
“Just because we’re retired doesn’t mean we’re retired from life. We stay fit, we love the food, and there's plenty for us to do out in the community. It's a great life, and the people here are wonderful.“
“The thing I value most is that I have my independence, and I get to choose what I want to do with my time. There are so many opportunities here, and I make sure I take advantage of them.”
“There's so many things that you're offered - food, entertainment, good friends, good accommodation. Lift the phone and you've got everything you want.“
“I just think it's fabulous what they do here at Tapestry.“
"I was facing up to the prospect of living alone and I was already looking, and this place was just going to be developed - they hadn't even turned the sod yet - but I became aware of it. I just liked the looks of what they were going to do and it has turned out to be an excellent choice."
“It's an ideal combination of privacy, or not, as you will. You can live entirely self-sufficiently in your suite with your own kitchen and everything, but when you feel the need for company, it's right there. I've made lots of new friends here. It's ideal.”

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“I love the staff. They're the best people I've ever been around!”
“All the staff are extremely friendly. They enjoy working here.”
“Tapestry has very select chefs that always have very well-presented tasty food prepared.”
“I had lunch at another seniors community I toured and I didn't think it was as good as Tapestry. Food means a lot to me!”
“We have different types of fitness classes. A fitness room and staff that are just excellent! - Tapestry offers various programs and great staff to keep you active.”
“Once a week we have our bed linen changed by one of the housemaids. And let me tell you. Those are some of my best friends. I just think they are the loveliest people.”
“I want to thank you and your excellent staff for all the wonderful help you gave me on moving day - everything went so well and my family was most impressed...your staff gives 100 percent and then adds another 100 percent in friendliness.”


Tapestry Retirement Communities, developed and owned by Concert Properties, are managed by Origin Active Living. Origin’s innovative policies and procedures encompass every aspect of operations and are proven to create a holistic caring environment for residents and staff alike.

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