You can’t put a dollar figure on it, nor can you simply go to the store to purchase it – few things in life are more important than certainty and piece of mind.
It’s these invaluable, intangible qualities that go into every decision and programming choice at The Vista, Vancouver Island’s premiere retirement community.
The air of uncertainty during the unprecedented weather events of 2021 – fire, flood and a calamitous heat dome – put our most vulnerable populations, namely seniors, at risk.
While the summer heat may soon be approaching, residents at The Vista, and their loved ones, can be assured of total comfort and safety knowing that each suite comes with its own individual climate-controlled unit.
“Lots of infrastructure within seniors’ housing can’t withstand those temperature swings, but our modern, state-of-the-art facilities come with individually climate-controlled suites to ensure that level of comfort and care,” explains Wayne Melvin, general manager for The Vista.
Currently under construction and scheduled for completion in Fall 2022, The Vista is an 11-storey luxury community encompassing the perfect fusion of design, style, comfort and livability.
Four carefree and engaging lifestyles are offered to meet seniors and their families no matter where they’re at in life’s journey: owned condominiums, independent living, supportive living and memory care.
The owned condominiums encompass the ultimate in maintenance-free, luxury retirement living with exceptional club-like amenities. These comfortable residences provide the perfect home base for your active, independent lifestyle.
Independent living suites offer all the space and privacy of an upscale, private apartment without any of the burdens of maintenance or yard work. Plus, you have an all-access pass to The Vista’s magnificent amenities that nurture body, mind and spirit.
If you or a loved one need a little help with some of the activities of daily living, The Vista’s supportive living services offer the perfect mix of independence and support, so you can maintain your independence and continue to lead a fulfilling, purposeful life.
Their experienced and compassionate staff can provide the personalized care your loved ones need – day and night – should they be living with Alzheimer’s or a dementia-related disease through The Vista’s 48 furnished memory care suites. These suites include a private bathroom to preserve the sense of privacy and dignity your loved one deserves and allows them to keep treasured mementos close at hand. Memory care residents also have access to secure outdoor patio areas to enjoy the ocean breezes, views and sunshine.
And whatever scenario or change that may present itself over time, you have the flexibility to add services and care if your needs change; at The Vista, you’ll always have the support you need to live life to the fullest. The Vista’s unparalleled continuum of care ensures your loved ones need not move if their needs change over time, alleviating any burden associated with the prospect of moving to a different facility or having to get acquainted with a new community.
“Should your needs change over time, we have the ability to provide for those needs within the community – either in your existing suite or in a separate part of the building that will be providing 24-hour care services,” Melvin explains.
Picture The Vista like a cruise ship on land, where everything that you need is provided: there is no need to worry about home maintenance, housekeeping, cooking, shopping or cleaning.
And that cruise ship comparison is not far from reality, as The Vista is located in the pristine, oceanside community of Esquimalt; the property is adjacent to a major bus route and a stone’s throw away from shopping centres, community centres or local events.
The staffing cohort will include professionals across a myriad of disciplines to ensure a maximum level of comfort and care: licensed practical nurses and registered care aides, specialized lifestyle activity aides, dietary staff, Red Seal chefs and environmental staff.
It’s through the staff’s dedication to their guests, along with a myriad of options for your loved ones, that makes The Vista the preeminent choice for continuum of care in British Columbia.
“We are extremely fortunate to have the staff we do, because this is a very specialized type of service. It is not the type of work that just anybody can do,” Melvin says. “The characteristics of compassion and empathy displayed by our staff are humbling to observe.”
For more information and to register, visit The Vista's website.