Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to live in one of your communities?
We are one of few retirement communities that happily share our rates online so you have all the information you need to make a good decision. You can find the rates and suite sizes at these links: Magnolia Gardens, Sunridge Gardens, The Waterford, The Wexford.
What is included in the rent and what are the extra costs?
Rent covers many things, including three meals a day and snacks, utilities, a large variety of safety features, access to building amenities, recreation activities, transportation and more. There are additional charges for secure underground parking, private in-suite telephone and wireless internet.
Do you have government-funded suites?
We are privately owned, private-pay residences. We specialize in customer service and offer flexibility and choice in senior living solutions. We are not government-funded. Learn more about government-funded communities in the Fraser Health region.
Do you have a waitlist? Is there a fee to be added to the waitllist?
Often our independent living communities have waitlists for specific suites; however, currently there are a variety of suites are available at each location. There is no charge to be on the waitlist.
Our BriaCare™ long-term Care Centres do have a waitlist, and there is no charge to be on it. For information about the waitlist at Magnolia Gardens in Langley, contact Sherri Martin or The Waterford in Tsawwassen contact Andie Bakehouse.
Do you have vacancies?
Yes, we have vacancies in our independent living residences; the types of suites available differ at each location. For more information, contact one of our Residency Coordinators.
Do I need to sign a lease?
We offer month-to-month contracts that can be discontinued with one month’s notice; no lease is necessary.
Are pets allowed?
Many of our communities allow a small dog or cat. The General Manager likes to meet your pet first to ensure it is suitable for living in community with seniors. The only exception is Magnolia Gardens which is not a pet-friendly community.
Do seniors require an initial assessment before moving in?
During your visit the Residency Coordinator will ask some assessment questions to ensure Independent Living is the best living solution for you. These questions relate to mobility, independence, and the need for third-party care providers. Also, all prospective residents meet with the General Manager before moving.
Our BriaCare™ Centres have an extensive assessment process that the Director of Care handles. We want to ensure we can serve your loved one and provide the highest quality of life. To begin this process at Magnolia Gardens in Langley, contact Sherri Martin or The Waterford in Tsawwassen contact Andie Bakehouse.
Do new residents need to quarantine when they move in?
We strongly recommend a period of self-isolation before prospective residents move in. Taking these steps can lead to the General Manager’s decision to modify the self-isolation process upon move-in. Future residents who do not pre-isolate to spend the first 14 days self-isolating in their suite with meals delivered to the door.
What does Independent Living residence mean?
Independent Living means that we provide accommodation where seniors are free to come and go as they please while we take care of the daily details of life. Monthly rent includes a wide range of services: meals, light housekeeping, recreation, safety features and transportation. What we don’t provide is medical or personal care; as a result, many residents make use of third-party care providers to assist with these issues. In BC, there is no government oversight of Independent Living communities; however, like most we have a well-developed internal quality improvement programs and voluntarily subscribe to independent assessments by the BC Seniors Living Association.
Are you an Assisted Living community?
In many ways, our all-inclusive residences assist seniors in staying independent while they age. We offer the same amenities that many Assisted Living communities do; however, we do not provide staff support for individuals’ personal or medical care. We do not receive funding or oversight from the Provincial Health Authority. Residents who require personal or medical support in our communities can arrange a private or publicly funded caregiver or home care agency to come to their suite to help whenever needed.
Do you offer residential care or long-term care?
Magnolia Gardens in Langley and The Waterford in Tsawwassen both have BriaCare™ Centres (also known as long-term care or residential care) in the building. Long-term care homes are for seniors requiring a much broader scope of health care or memory care services, much of it offered on-site. These also include 24-hour care by licensed nurses and care aides.
How much does long-term care cost?
The Magnolia Gardens Care Centre in Langley costs $215 per day. The Waterford Care Centre in Tsawwassen costs $240 per day. Find out more about our BriaCare Centres.