Memory care in West Vancouver

At Amica Lions Gate, we’ve created a safe and nurturing environment on a dedicated floor with complete support in licensed residential care for residents living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. From architecturally designed accessible suites to an inviting dining room serving daily meals prepared by on-site chefs, our dedicated setting ensures around-the-clock support for residents in memory care and peace of mind for families.

Caring and certified staff

Certified in dementia care, our staff are passionate about providing attentive care to help residents find joy and purpose every day while living with changes related to cognitive aging. We also offer support for families during and after the transition to senior living in West Vancouver. Our carefully developed memory care program was created by Dr. Heather Palmer, Director of Cognitive Well-Being for Amica Senior Lifestyles and a former Research Director for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Other senior living operators base their staffing ratios on annual budgets. At Amica Lions Gate, we use a variable staffing model designed to meet the actual care needs of our residents in memory care. As our residents require more support, we increase our staffing levels. Your medical needs will be overseen by our Director of Wellness, a registered nurse selected for their education, experience, clinical background and expertise working with seniors. A Wellness Coordinator helps organize care services for every resident. Residents also appreciate knowing a registered nurse is on duty around the clock and that they will have the same friendly, certified aides providing assistance every day.

Engaging activities

We provide innovative group activities and one-on-one time to cater to each senior’s interests and well-being. Residents experience fond memories while attending specialized music workshops, express their creative side during hands-on workshops, or find purpose in volunteering around the residence. You can expect exceptional personalized support customized to the unique needs of every senior in memory care at Amica Lions Gate.

Professional support

Registered nurse leads our wellness team
Licensed practical nurse and professional wellness staff available 24/7
Flexible care and support in the comfort of your suite customized to your personal preferences
Personal emergency response pendant monitored by on-site nurses
Personalized pharmacy services available through Amica’s selected provider

Memory care sample suites

Your memory care suite at Amica Lions Gate is filled with natural light, smart storage and accessible features so you can live comfortably. Select from a variety of sizes and floor plans and add your personal stamp to make your suite feel like home. Specialized lightweight hardware makes suite doors easier to open and close using minimal pressure. Windows are placed low so you can enjoy the view from the comfort of your chair or bed. Corners and doorways are spacious enough to accommodate mobility devices such as a cane, walker or wheelchair. Washrooms are carefully designed to ensure privacy and support with grab bars and accessible bathroom fixtures for your safety and comfort.

Sample memory care studio ~ 490 sq. ft.

Your suite features:
-Sensitively designed in-suite features to help those living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia
-Walls and finishes in each suite are coloured differently to make it easier for residents to recognize
-Personal memory box for each resident to help with cueing

Lions Gate MC Studio

Included for you

We designed our dedicated memory care setting and suites to help residents with dementia live each day to the fullest on a secure floor staffed by certified dementia care staff. The following services are included for residents in memory care at Amica Lions Gate: three delicious, wholesome chef-prepared meals and snacks served daily, personal laundry service, weekly flat linen laundry, daily suite tidy, weekly housekeeping, assistance with bathing or showering, medication management, daily activities and programs designed for seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s, dedicated transportation for scheduled excursions and outings.

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Additional memory care services

The following services are available a la carte or as part of a bundle: personal care and support plan, assistance with dressing and/or grooming, additional bathing assistance (more than once weekly), escort assistance, mechanical or hydraulic lift services, continence care, wound care, CPAP or Bi-PAP, tension stockings, B12 injections, oxygen.

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Exceptional dining

You’ll find our passion for food in every menu created by our Red Seal certified chefs. Using the freshest locally sourced ingredients, our skilled on-site chefs prepare a variety of healthy, balanced, nutritious meals to suit every appetite. Our on-site licensed dieticians approve all menus and are pleased to offer a therapeutic diet for any resident who needs it.

Three delicious meals are served daily in a dedicated dining room conveniently located on your floor. Fresh, light fare and beverages are available all day in the self-serve bistro. You can invite family and friends to join you anytime. We offer personal assistance with meals for residents who request it. Our kitchen is pleased to accommodate special dietary requirements and preferences.

Yellow dining table set at Amica senior living residence.

Specialized activities

Innovative programs designed to support cognitive enhancement and enjoyment of life. Enhanced one-on-one and group programs with weekly outings. Individualized support tools developed for each resident including “My Life Story Book” and “My Life Story Box” containing photos, objects and mementoes to engage and comfort residents. Various sensory activity kits help stimulate the five senses. Monthly family support program.

Grand piano at Amica Beechwood Village senior living residence.

Find expert advice and practical support in our Memory Care Guide.

Are you concerned about your aging parent living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia? The warning signs of dementia may include memory loss affecting their day-to-day abilities, difficulty with language or performing familiar tasks, and impaired judgment or disorientation. At Amica, we provide unparalleled personalized support by professionals certified in dementia care to help seniors thrive while living with dementia or Alzheimer’s.

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