Riverside Place Senior’s Residence

RiversidePO Box 680
242 Louvain Street
Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0
Phone: 250-567-9205
Manager: Jeanette Fraser

Riverside Place Brochure

History

May 21, 2008 marked the official opening of Riverside Place, a Seniors’ Assisted Living and Supportive Housing Complex in Vanderhoof, BC right beside Riverside Park. The Nechako Valley Community Services Society (NVCSS), BC Housing, and Northern Health had been working together to make this housing complex a reality for the 6 years prior to opening. The result was the NVCSS taking over ownership of the former Omenica Lodge from Northern Health, and converting the building into an Assisted Living and Supportive Housing complex.

Riverside Place provides modified rental apartments to seniors and/or people with disability who need some assistance in order to continue to live independently. There are 14 Assisted Living units and 18 Supportive Housing units. The programs provide support services such as one or two meals daily, weekly housekeeping and linen laundry, social recreation activities, lifeline emergency response system, and personal care (for assisted living tenants).

Assisted Living Program

There are 14 self contained Assisted Living apartments in Riverside Place. Tenants are assessed by Northern Health and pay 70% of their after-tax income as their rent contribution. The rent that is paid provides tenants with the following:

Individual locked apartment with fridge, microwave, and bathrooms designed for safety and ease of use.

  • Two meals a day served in the common dining room.
  • Housekeeping once a week.
  • Laundry of sheets and towels once a week.
  • Lifeline Emergency Response System.
  • Personal care services through Northern Health.
  • Participation in social / recreational activities.

Supportive Housing

There are 18 apartments used for seniors and people with disabilities. Applicants are assessed by the Site Administrator to determine eligibility following guidelines set out by B.C. Housing. The tenant rental contribution is 50% of their income plus a percentage of any assets over $10,000.00. The rent that is paid provides the tenants with the following:

  • Individual locked bachelor suites with newly renovated kitchens (stove, microwave, fridge included), and bathrooms designed for safety and ease of use.
  • One meal a day served in the common dining room » Housekeeping once a week.
  • Laundry of sheets and towels once a week.
  • Lifeline Emergency Response System.
  • Participation in social / recreational activities.

Nutritious Daily Meal(s)

Assisted Living tenants receive lunch and dinner meals, while Supportive Housing tenants receive the dinner meal. Meals are nutritious and follow guidelines from the Canada Food Guide. Meal time is a great opportunity to socialize.

Riverside Place Demographics

Age Group Number Average for age group
90 Plus 8 93.5
80 Plus 11 86
70 Plus 6 74
60 Plus 6 64.5
50 Plus 1 53
Total 32 371

Residents Moving In, Out or Changing Levels

In Out Transfer
2012/13 7 9 1
2013/14 8 8 5
2014/15 3 2 2
2015/16 5 5 1
2016/17 2 3 0