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 Pacific Carlton 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

  • Pacific Carlton is an independent 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.

  • Pacific Carlton 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.

  • Pacific Carlton 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.

  • While market rents at a retirement residence may vary by location and suite size, Pacific Carlton offers an affordable and enriching lifestyle. There are no expensive buy-in fees or long-term leases. Our agreements are all on a month-to-month basis, so we can prove ourselves one day at a time, month after month, year after year. Please contact us for more information.

    Please download our free expense calculator worksheet to assist.

  • Pacific Carlton 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.

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

  • Our community welcomes furry friends, including those that bark and purr. For complete details, please contact our Sales Manager.

  • 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
    • Continental breakfast daily
    • Snacks & refreshments offered in the Atrium

    Common Areas

    • Libraries and reading room
    • Landscaped gardens with pergola, patios
    • Theatre, multi-purpose activity and games rooms

    Suites

    • Ensuite bathrooms with walk-in shower
    • Kitchens come equipped with a fridge, stove, and dishwasher
    • All suites include a stacking washer & dryer
    • Pre-wired for phone, cable, and have individual thermostats
    • Fire alarm, sprinkler system, smoke detectors, and emergency lighting

    Comfort and Convenience

    • Secure, underground parking
    • Smoke-free environment, air-conditioned common areas
    • Daily safety checks, weekly housekeeping, and linen services
    • 24-hour staffing and emergency response

    Recreational Programs, Activities, and Services

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

    Utilities

    • Hydro, gas, water, and basic cable

“Pacific Carlton has been my home for seven years and I hope I can stay for a few more. Management and staff are dedicated to our well-being and we are well provided far as all aspects of our daily lives. There is a variety of activities and entertainment available. We have close proximity to shopping, restaurants, clinics etc. People here are friendly which gives Pacific Carlton a safe, comfortable atmosphere. It is a good place to call 'home'.”

–Dorothy

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