Our Community at Inspirit Residences
Our residents are at the centre of everything we do. Every amenity at Inspirit Residences is thoughtfully designed to make life easier for our residents – every day. With only 43 apartments, we create a community of care that provides everything needed and yet at a manageable size. Inspirit is conveniently located near shops, grocery, pharmacy and a 5-minute drive to Victoria Hospital. Nearly every amenity is provided for in the all-inclusive monthly fees. Flexible and easy.
It all starts with care: Our Coordinator of Care, a Registered Nurse, does a home-visit prior to moving in to Inspirit and reviews the medical status and personal service requests of residents, to assist them in planning a care program that adapts to meet their individual needs.
The Coordinator of Care acts as liaison and advocate for residents with community services; assists with medication administration when required; carries out treatments prescribed by physicians; counsels and consults with residents, families and medical personnel; and, offers help with discharge planning and referrals when needed. A Registered Nurse is available each day to assist with medical needs and a Personal Support Worker is available 24/7 to continue the support of residents as needed.
Our residents and their families have peace-of-mind knowing that our Care Team is here to proactively support the health and well-being of every Resident, proactively, every day.
Inspirit also includes the following amenities in the monthly rent, which residents can chose to use as much or as little as they’d like:
- In-apartment heat and air conditioning climate-controls
- Heat, electricity and water
- Drop and shop and grocery shopping
- Gardening (in our Resident garden plot or your own balcony-garden)
- Morning Coffee Hour (with fresh baked goods)
- Art classes in our Art Studio
- Musical entertainment
- Exercise and Physio classes with a Certified Fitness Instructor (six times a week)
- Bible studies
- Chapel services
- Special speakers and travelogues
- Fashion shows
- 24-hour Emergency Response button system
- Transportation to special events, luncheons, shopping and more
Inspirit Residences includes almost everything in the monthly fees. Examples of things not included are cable, telephone and meals.
You Cook or We Cook … it’s Flexible
If you love to cook, your full size kitchen is a great place to exercise your culinary gift! However, there are some days when it’s just nice to have someone else prepare your meal. When it comes to cooking, flexibility matters.
Our Chef prepares three delicious, home-cooked meals a day in our Dining Room: nutritionally balanced, full-flavoured meals using local ingredients. From homemade soups to baked fresh daily cookies and treats, there is something for everyone with Inspirit Home Cooking, and all for only $3.95/meal. You can choose to enjoy three meals a day in our Dining Room or only come for Sunday supper. It’s your choice.
Special Dietary Needs are Considered
The Inspirit Chef will prepare meals to specific dietary needs, including diabetic, low-salt and gluten free. Tell us about your requirements in the care visit and we’ll be sure to have supper ready for you! This is a flexible and delicious solution – tailored to what you need and want.
Special Events and Family Meals
To keep things interesting, there are regularly themed dinners, picnics, barbecues, seasonal and holiday meals, and birthday parties. If you’d still like to host a family gathering or party, we have flexible party rooms and catering solutions available so you can do as much, or as little, as you like.
Gardening is our passion and our residents love it. It’s relaxing, fulfilling, and gives us all an excuse to enjoy the beauty and colour of nature – right outside our door. We have an entire program dedicated to gardening, in which each Resident is given the knowledge, tools, and space in our gardens to create whatever kind of garden they would like. We hold workshops, discuss what we’ve learned over the years, and learn from our residents as well! Some residents like to get their hands dirty in our vegetable garden while others like to create their own garden-space on their large balconies. Our Inspirit Gardener is here to support our residents wherever they would like to plant some seeds and have them grow. We have found that this activity is healing for many of our residents and we encourage participation.
We want the experience at Inspirit Residences to foster a strong community. We’re here to help one another and to enjoy life together. Staff, residents, family, and friends are all a part of our community and you will feel a warm welcome when you step inside our doors. We offer quality service and want to hear feedback from everyone on how we can make the experience even better. Constant improvement is our commitment and we are always looking to make things better, to grow and to make Inspirit Residences the best it can be.