Applying and Moving

Making the Decision

We understand the importance of feeling at home where you live — and our assisted living solutions offer the programs, the services and the community that will make Chalmers Lodge feel like your home.

Assisted Living Solutions at Chalmers Lodge

The search for an assisted living residence that best suits your needs can be a stressful experience. Finding the right fit may be a challenge. At Chalmers Lodge, we help you explore your options because we want you to find the best fit for your lifestyle and your needs. Your happiness and comfort are important to you, your family, and to our community.

A visit to Chalmers Lodge is the best way to learn about the residence and all it has to offer. Chalmers offers tours for interested parties and you are welcome to join us as our guest for lunch.

To schedule a tour at our assisted living residence, call or email our Community Relations Director. You will receive an information package to take home with you that includes application forms, information about our programs and services, and a fee schedule.

Are you a good fit for Chalmers Lodge?

As a registered assisted living residence, Chalmers Lodge residents enjoy an independent lifestyle in a supportive environment. Supports include all meals, housekeeping, medication dispensing, and 24 hour nursing staff on site.

Additional supports include assistance with the activities of daily living. Applicants must be mentally oriented and physically mobile (includes mobility with assistive aids, such as canes and walkers). Please note that due to small elevators in our residence, Chalmers Lodge does not admit applicants who regularly use wheelchairs.

More information regarding specific supports provided at Chalmers Lodge is included in the Your Health section  of this website.

If you feel you meet the criteria for assisted living at Chalmers Lodge, then please proceed to answering the next question.

Is Chalmers Lodge a good fit for you?

A visit to Chalmers Lodge and conversations with our Director of Care and our Community Relations Director will help you determine if Chalmers is a good fit for you. When reviewing assisted living solutions, you need to consider location, budget, and most importantly, if you feel Chalmers offers the atmosphere, support, and lifestyle you are seeking.

We are happy to answer your questions and ensure that you have a good understanding of our community – it is important to us that you feel comfortable about making this major decision, and that you feel happy and relaxed in your new home.

If you feel you are a good fit for Chalmers Lodge, and that Chalmers is a good fit for you, the next step is to apply.

Applying for Residency

The application process is coordinated by our Community Relations Director of Chalmers Lodge. You will find assistance is readily available if you have questions, are submitting documents, or want to set up an appointment.

The application process includes completing two forms and meeting with the Director of Care of Chalmers Lodge:

Complete the Application Form – Permanent Residency  and submit to Community Relations Director at Chalmers Lodge in person, or by mail, email, or fax.

Mailing address
Chalmers Lodge
1450 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC  V6H 1M9



Provide the Health & Social Indicators Form to your physician to complete. Send the completed Health & Social Indicators form to our Community Relations Director in person or by mail, email, or fax (see information right above). Your doctor’s office can also fax it directly to Chalmers Lodge.

Following receipt of the Application for Residency form and the Health and Social Indicators form, a meeting is arranged for you to discuss your health, and care needs, with Chalmers’ Director of Care.

Upon review of all information, the Community Relations Director determines acceptance of your residency application for Chalmers Lodge. You are advised of the outcome immediately.

Chalmers Lodge – Assisted Living Cost

As a not-for-profit assisted living residence, Chalmers Lodge fees are affordable compared to other private-pay assisted living residences. Monthly fees are $2400 – $2800. Fees include all meals and snacks, weekly housekeeping, basic cable, 24-hour nursing support, medication dispensing, activities and entertainment, and more.

Confirming Residency

Once your application has been approved, you can move on to confirming your residency. Please note, suites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Suite selection takes place on payment of the security deposit.

Security Deposit
A $1000 security deposit is required to secure a suite at Chalmers Lodge. Deposits are accepted up to one month prior to move in date. The security deposit is 50% refundable if applicants change their mind about applying to Chalmers Lodge. The deposit is 100% refundable if the applicant is not accepted to Chalmers Lodge.

Select Your Suite
Suites are available on a first come, first served basis. Availability fluctuates. The Director of Community Relations works with you to select your suite of choice.

Residence Agreement
Complete and sign Chalmers Lodge Residence Agreement.

Move In Date
Set the date and time for your move in.

Helpful Documents

Application Checklist
We’ve created a simple Application Checklist to help you through the steps of the application process.

Move In Checklist
We’ve also created a Move In Checklist to help you plan for a hassle-free move.