Asked Questions

Whether you’re just beginning your research about retirement lifestyles, or you’ve been looking into this for a while now, you’re sure to have a few questions. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we get about Independent Retirement Living in general and Ross Place Retirement in particular. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to contact us — we’re here to make your life easier in any way we can.

What is the difference between Ross Place and a Long Term Care Facility?

Ross Place provides rental accommodation with services and amenities for seniors who can live independently with minimal to moderate support and are able to fund the lifestyle on their own. There is flexibility to choose your type of suite, the services you need and the activities you want to participate in.

Long-term care facilities (such as homes for the aged and nursing homes) are designed for people who require the availability of 24-hour nursing care and supervision, sometimes within a secure setting. It is a place of residence for people who require continual nursing care and have significant difficulty coping with the required activities of daily living.

What does "chef-prepared meals" mean?

Ross Place chefs use the freshest, highest quality ingredients around. We pride ourselves on our high standard of quality cooking, prepared from basic ingredients without pre-mixed or prepared foods. We make our meals from scratch with local produce. This is your home, and you deserve home-cooked meals.

What types of activities are provided?

Ross Place offers a wide variety of activities and our goal is to provide life-enriching activities. Our objective is to provide life-enriching activities and events that will benefit our residents in every aspect of living — physically, intellectually, socially, emotionally, creatively, spiritually, and vocationally. Coordinating opportunities for residents to discover purpose and passion through participating and volunteering, enriching their lives as well as those they serve.

How much does it cost to live at Ross Place?

While market rents at a retirement residence may vary by location and suite size, Ross Place offers an affordable and enriching lifestyle. Studio suites start at $2304 per month. There are no expensive buy-in fees or long-term leases. Our agreements are all on a short-term or month-to-month basis, so we earn the right to serve you one day at a time, month after month, year after year.

Is someone available to help if I have a medical emergency?

Ross Place is pleased to provide a state-of-the-art wireless emergency response system. Should you require assistance during a medical emergency, our staff can respond immediately and dispatch the appropriate help you need 24/7.

Can I fill my apartment with my own furnishings and decor?

Ross Place encourages residents to make their living space their own. Feel free to bring all the comforts, furnishings and décor of your current home to Ross Place. You can even decorate your entrance to show off your individual style, allowing visiting friends and family to easily find your suite.

Can I bring my pet?

Our community welcomes furry friends, including those that bark and purr. For complete details, please contact our management team.

What is a trial stay?

Our Short Stay Program provides you with an opportunity to experience the independent lifestyle at Ross Place without having to commit on a longer-term basis. The Short Stay Program is a trial stay option that may be suitable for older adults and families who wish to learn more about retirement living and how seniors engage with these environments, including living arrangements, dining options and activities.

Where can I find more information about Retirement Living?

You are the best judge of whether Ross Place’s all-inclusive lifestyle is right for you. We encourage you to use the checklist link below and to compare what Ross Place has to offer vs other retirement communities in the Okanagan. Our prices reflect we’ve done our homework so you don’t have to!

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What is included in the Cost?


  • Three home-cooked meals daily
  • Continental breakfast daily
  • Snacks & refreshments offered in the great room and fireside lounge

Common Areas

  • Libraries and reading room
  • Wellness and exercise rooms
  • Landscaped gardens with pergola, patio and fountain
  • Theatre, multi-purpose activity and games rooms


  • Ensuite bathrooms with walk-in shower
  • Kitchenettes with sink, fridge and microwave
  • Pre-wired for phone, cable, internet and individual thermostat
  • Fire alarm, sprinkler system, smoke detectors and emergency lighting

Comfort and Convenience

  • Secure, underground parking
  • Complimentary laundry facilities
  • On-site administrator and 24/7 staffing
  • Smoke free environment, air conditioned common areas
  • Daily safety checks, weekly housekeeping and linen services
  • 24-hour medical alert system and emergency response

Recreational Programs, Activities and Sevices

  • Daily social, cultural, educational and recreational activities
  • Exercise, fitness and wellness programs
  • Creative pursuits (arts and crafts, knitting, painting and drawing)
  • Worship services


  • Hydro, gas & water

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2638 Ross Lane, Victoria, BC, V8T 5M4



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