Seniors' Assisted Living

One of the population groups for whom assisted living services are provided is seniors. In order to live in a seniors’ assisted living residence, a person must be 19 or over and be able to make the range of decisions that allow them to live safely in a supportive, semi-independent environment, while also needing assistance in the form of one or two prescribed services. Some seniors’ residences also accommodate adults with disabilities or acquired brain injuries.

Considering Seniors' Assisted Living

Assisted living is a regulated health service and there is important information to take into consideration before a person decides to move to assisted living accommodation. A person needs to know what the expectations are for residing in assisted living accommodation and what services and supports are included.

Finding a Seniors' Assisted Living Residence

Both publicly subsidized and private residences offering assisted living services and supports must register and maintain their registration with the assisted living registry. Here you will find a current listing of all assisted living residences for seniors across the province of B.C. by community   

Living in a Seniors' Assisted Living Residence

Because assisted living is a regulated service, there are specific requirements that must be met not only when a person first moves to an assisted living residence but also during their residency because people’s needs change over time. You can learn about options for when a person needs more assistance or when they may need to transition into another setting.

Operating an Assisted Living Residence

People considering opening an assisted living residence for seniors must comply with several levels of government, pieces of legislation and policies of the assisted living registry. Here you will find details about applying to register, expectations of operators and how to maintain registration.