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Courtyard Gardens assisted living details


Verve Senior Living Management Services

Building amenities

Dining room, snack kitchen, Tuck cart, hair salon, games room, rooftop garden, library, multi-purpose room.

Language, culture, religious affiliations

Staff is multi-cultural and speak a variety of languages.

Accreditation status

Not accredited but part of an industry self-regulation program (BCSLA Seal of Approval).

Multiple recipient of Canada Order of Service Excellence Award.

Accreditation is not a requirement of assisted living but some residences have received accreditation status. It is an external peer review process to assess and improve the services health care organizations provide to their residents, based on standards of excellence set by Accreditation Canada

Philosophy of care

Assisted living provides accommodation, hospitality and personal care services in a manner that:

  • Promotes and maximizes choice, dignity, and control for Residents;
  • Promotes the Residents’ right to privacy as well as opportunities for social interaction;
  • Supports Residents’ independence through physical design features in the building and the delivery of support services;
  • Provides care and services that are shaped to meet the Residents’ needs; and
  • Creates a home-like environment that supports the Residents’ preferred lifestyle

Type of accommodation

62 subsidized assisted living one bedroom suites, as well as 45 Assisted Living market rent suites and 1 furnished Guest suite for trial/respite option. Courtyard Gardens offers a second residence, Gardenside, 31 private pay studios with 24 hour care.

Floor plan of a typical suite 


Tenants provide their own furnishings for their suites. Kitchenette with fridge/freezer provided.


Individual tenants pay 70% of after tax income subject to a minimum and maximum amount. The resident contribution includes: monthly rental accommodation, hospitality services (meals, housekeeping, etc) and personal care. Couples living together pay up to 70% of combined after tax income. 

Examples of items that are not included as part of the 70% include: telephone, cable, household and toiletry supplies, all medications, personal care supplies and insurance.

Visit our Costs page for more information.

Food service

Table service is provided in the main dining room by dining staff at lunch and supper. Choice of 2 entrees provided at all meals. Special diets available upon request. Meal plan reviewed by a registered dietitian. 

Housekeeping & laundry

Included in the monthly rent is weekly laundering of personal linens and towels, as well as weekly light housekeeping of tenant suites. Machines located on first, second and third floor are available for tenant’s personal use. Personal laundry services available at an additional fee.

Special recreation opportunities

Full time Life Enrichment staff. The site also has its own 16 passenger wheelchair accessible bus. 

Emergency response (24) capacity

24 hour emergency response. 


Tenants must be able to move around their suite on their own and make their own way to the dining room, with or without mobility aides.

Motorized scooter policy

Indoor secured scooter storage is available at no cost.

Pet policy

Small pets are allowed providing resident is able to look after them.

Smoking policy

In suites only with ecologizer.

Safety & security features

Smoke detectors located in all suites. Sprinklers throughout building. 24 hour staffing. Key pad entry/exit.


Main doors are locked at 8:30 pm weekdays and 5:00 pm on weekends. Access is available anytime through our Gardenside entrance.

Parking (tenant & visitor)

Underground resident parking available. Some underground and on site parking available for visitors as well as street parking.

Neighbourhood & community amenities

Minoru Senior Center, Richmond Shopping Centre, Minoru Park.

Facility-specific restrictions


Exit criteria

Not able to accommodate individuals who are not able to direct their own care.

Tour information

Tours are available for those that have been pre-approved by a case manager. Once pre-approved, individuals can contact the Resident Services Manager at (604) 273-1225 to arrange a tour time.

Last updated April 2016

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