Our focus at Tapestry is active, independent living for seniors. Tapestry residents prove every day that keeping physically and mentally fit is key to remaining self-reliant, enjoying favourite and new activities, and living life with a strong sense of meaning and purpose.
The importance of remaining independent as one ages is why all Tapestry communities focus on wellness and align their programs and services to the 7 Dimensions of Wellness, which ensures a holistic approach that considers mind, body and spirit.
“Tapestry works very hard to bring wellness to life,” says Natasha Lyons, Registered Nurse and Health and Wellness Manager, Tapestry at Wesbrook Village. “Residents have an abundance of choice and can shape their own experience to fully explore life’s possibilities.”
Needing health support or assistance to remain independent doesn’t preclude you from living in a Tapestry community or continuing to enjoy your comfortable home long after you move-in. At Tapestry, we understand that as people age they may require additional help with daily living and we are here to support them.
“We provide services that are tailored to individual needs to ensure residents continue to live independently in a community where they can remain connected, social and active,” says Natasha.
This customized support includes assistance with showering, medication and getting dressed or grooming. Tapestry is licensed to provide assisted living services*, which are overseen by a Nurse and delivered by a team of fully qualified and registered health care assistants.
Tapestry can also refer residents to the local health authority for additional support as needed, and private home support workers are welcome at the communities.
Tapestry residents and their families have added peace of mind with our daily check-in routine. They also have the option of wearing an in-house pendant alarm system and all residents enjoy 24/7/365 emergency response on site.
Our caring employees get to know our residents and keep an eye out for any changes in wellness. “This is absolutely one of the benefits of living in a Tapestry community,” Natasha says. “If one of our employees sees a change in a resident, they will speak to the health team for compassionate follow up. It is a clear reflection of how invested our employees are in the well-being of our residents.”
It is not only this level of employee investment that makes Tapestry unique among senior living communities. Tapestry employs kinesiologists who develop custom plans and programs to support residents looking to improve their physical health and wellness.
Whether a resident has had a knee or hip replacement, or an injury or ailment affect them, Tapestry’s kinesiologists can help residents get back to their baseline – or better!
“Our goal is to help residents remain independent for as long as possible,” adds Natasha. “We absolutely believe that seniors are better served to live at home at Tapestry where they can remain socially connected, enjoy nutritious and delicious food, easily access health and wellness programs and experience effortless living with concierge, transportation and housekeeping services available at their fingertips.”
In the case of a resident who may have experienced a severe decline in their health and their care requirements may exceed our assisted living services, our Wellness team will start a conversation with the resident and their family about options – something we are very transparent about from our initial conversations. We provide guidance and resources, connecting them with other communities and support them through their transition to communities that specialize in high levels of care.
It is important to understand these transitions typically do not happen quickly, Natasha says. “This entire process can take years and Tapestry is with you every step of the way, providing services to bridge the transition. As this can be a difficult time, we also provide significant emotional support,” Natasha adds.
We would be pleased to answer any questions about the many benefits of living in a Tapestry community. We invite you to contact us and learn more about how you can embrace a new age at Tapestry!
*Tapestry at Victoria Harbour supports health requirements through access to third-party health providers.