British Columbia retirement homes offer a variety of options for families and seniors looking for the best senior care.
It's difficult to imagine a more beautiful place to find a retirement home than in the province of BC. With its majestic mountain scenery, scenic coastline, pleasantly moderate weather and so much more to offer, BC is a haven for people searching for an ideal retirement place.
Retirement homes in BC fall under the auspices of the British Columbia Seniors Living Association (BCSLA). Retirement communities with membership in the BCSLA seek to provide a variety of care along with social interaction among residents and peace of mind for families. BC retirement homes covered by the BCSLA are progressive-minded and take a proactive approach to the health and wellness of seniors.
Senior Care and Aging in BC
Seniors in British Columbia have a wide range of housing and care alternatives. Retirement homes or independent living homes are ideal for seniors who are healthy and active, where housekeeping, laundry and meals are available. In addition, other facilities like common rooms, chapel, park, salon and internet café are available. Leisure and recreation options like indoor games, shopping, promenades and workshops add to the enjoyment of staying at these elegant retirement homes. The medical services at retirement homes are limited but are available when required.
By 2029, nearly 30 per cent of Canada’s seniors will be over 75 and 13 per cent will be over age 85. British Columbia retirement homes offer a variety of options for families and seniors looking for the best senior care.
While most provinces have been slow to move toward regulation of retirement homes, BC was the first to regulate assisted living residences. All operators must be registered in order to operate within the province of British Columbia and in order to register they must meet certain health and safety standards. This offers families more assurance of the safety and well being of heir loved ones. Of course, the first rate BC retirement homes listed below are not likely to have any issues related to adequate care, under any circumstances.
Here are some of the top retirement homes in British Columbia.