Frequently asked questions

Whether you’re just beginning your research about retirement lifestyles, or you’ve been looking into this for a while now, you’re sure to have a few questions. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we get about Independent Retirement Living in general and Shuswap Lodge Retirement in particular. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to contact us — we’re here to make your life easier in any way we can.

  • Yes. 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

  • Shuswap Lodge is an independent and assisted living residence for self-directed living, providing rental accommodation with services and amenities for seniors who can live independently with minimal to moderate support.

    Long-term care facilities (such as homes for the aged and nursing homes) are designed for people who require the availability of 24-hour nursing care and supervision, sometimes within a secure setting.

  • Shuswap Lodge chefs use the freshest, highest quality ingredients around. We pride ourselves on our high standard of quality cooking, prepared from basic ingredients. This is your home, and you deserve the best.

  • Shuswap Lodge offers a wide variety of activities and our objective is to provide life-inspiring activities and events that will benefit our residents in every aspect of living. Coordinating opportunities for residents to discover purpose and passion through participating and volunteering, enriching their lives as well as those they serve.

  • Please contact us for the latest pricing and availability information.

    Please download our free expense calculator worksheet to assist.

  • Shuswap Lodge is pleased to provide a state-of-the-art wireless emergency response system. Should you require assistance during a medical emergency, our staff can respond immediately and dispatch the appropriate help you need 24/7.

  • Shuswap Lodge encourages residents to make their living space their own. Feel free to bring all the comforts, furnishings and décor of your current home to Shuswap Lodge.

  • The Short Stay Program is a trial stay option that may be suitable for older adults and families who wish to learn more about retirement living and how seniors engage with these environments, including living arrangements, dining options and activities. We also provide respite/convalescent stays. For more information, please contact our Sales Manager.

  • Meals

    • Three home-cooked meals daily
    • Snacks & refreshments

    Common Areas

    • Libraries and reading room
    • Wellness and exercise rooms
    • Landscaped gardens with fireside, in-ground pool and private pati0
    • Theatre, multi-purpose activity and games rooms

    Suites

    • Ensuite bathrooms with walk-in shower
    • Kitchenettes
    • Individual thermostats
    • Emergency response systems

    Comfort and Convenience

    • Complimentary laundry facilities
    • Smoke-free environment
    • Daily safety checks, weekly housekeeping and linen services
    • 24-hour staffing and emergency response

    Recreational Programs, Activities and Services

    • Daily social, cultural, educational and recreational activities
    • Exercise, fitness and wellness programs
    • Creative pursuits (arts and crafts, knitting, painting and drawing)
    • Worship services

    Utilities

    • Hydro, gas, water and basic cable

“My husband and I chose to move to Shuswap Lodge when his health needs changed. It is also located close to our Doctor’s office at the Medical Clinic. The pharmacy and shopping are also close by. We enjoy the bus trips, happy hour, playing corn toss, and word games. The General Manager and staff are always willing to give you any help you need.”

–Audrey Bailey