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.
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.
- Three home-cooked meals daily
- Snacks & refreshments
- 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
- Ensuite bathrooms with walk-in shower
- 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
- Hydro, gas, water and basic cable
“My wife and I chose to move to Shuswap Lodge when it came to a time in our lives that we could not manage in our own home and we became a worry to our family and ourselves. Before my wife moved to a higher level of care she received excellent care from all the caregivers and nurse. The meals are good and it’s a happy place to live. The General Manager and Maintenance Manager have been very helpful to me when I decided to downsize to a smaller room. You could not do better, no worries for yourself and family. ”