Q & A
What level of care is provided at your seniors residences?
Whatever style of retirement housing you are looking for, there’s a Unicare residence to meet it. Our seniors communities provide independent living and assisted living options. Independent living housing does not include nursing care, while assisted living provides assistance with personal care such as bathing, dressing or grooming. Our two long-term care residences, Inglewood Care Centre in West Vancouver BC and Orchard Park in Bellingham WA, provide more comprehensive nursing care.
What’s included in my monthly rent?
There are no “hidden extras” at Unicare. Your monthly rent includes everything except your telephone charges and internet service. The monthly fee includes the rental of your suite, meals, housekeeping, emergency attendant service, cable, utilities and many activities and transportation services.
Do I have to sign a lease?
No, tenancy is on a month-to-month basis. The first month’s rent is due on the first day of residency. From then on, the rent is due on the first day of each month. For your convenience, it is paid by pre-approved payment directly from your bank.
Is there parking for my car?
Many of our seniors communities offer free parking for residents. Please check each community for specific parking information.
Can my pet live with me?
Whenever possible, Unicare’s seniors communities allow residents to have pets. In situations where allergies are a concern, pets are welcome to visit. Please confirm the pet policy with the seniors community you’re interested in.
Is there an activity program?
Yes, our dedicated Recreation Coordinators make sure there’s an interesting choice of programs, activities, and outings for all of our residents. Be as busy or as relaxed as you wish – the choice is yours.
Is there a guest suite where my family or friends can stay?
Many of our communities offer a guest accommodation at a reasonable rate for out-of-town family and friends. However, some of our suites are large enough that separate accommodation won’t be needed. Please check with the community near you. Guests may also join residents for meals for a nominal fee.
What if I have special dietary requirements?
At Unicare, we realize everyone has their individual likes and dislikes or special needs related to food. When you move in to one of our seniors communities, any special dietary needs you have will be given to our kitchen staff. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate your requests.
What is your smoking policy?
All of our residences are non-smoking, but an outdoor smoking area is available.