Seal of Approval
BC Seniors Living Association’s Seal of Approval (SoA) designation is an industry-wide self-regulation program that allows independent and assisted living retirement communities to celebrate their continuous commitment to providing the highest standards of safety, security, and services to residents. More than 125 communities in British Columbia (BC) have been awarded the designation.
A Symbol of Purpose
BCSLA is shaping the future of senior living in British Columbia through its Seal of Approval program. The purpose of the Seal is to maintain the integrity of the senior living industry in BC through the consistent evaluation of the programs and services senior living communities provide.
Why Move Into A Home With A Seal?
– Communities with the Seal designation provide families with the assurance that their loved ones reside in a home that meets the highest standards of excellence.
– The Seal takes a wellness approach to ensure communities are meeting the standards to provide a high quality of life to the residents.
– Prospective residents are able to make an informed and confident decision about where they want to live.
History of the Seal
BCSLA has been the leader in the senior living industry since 2009 when the Seal of Approval program first launched. The Seal of Approval was developed by BCSLA members who sought to ensure the industry remained self-regulated and delivered exceptional care to the seniors of BC.
Raising The Bar
“From an innovation perspective, BCSLA’s new SoA program is an example of how technology can play an important role in the seniors’ services sector. The new digital platform and continuous improvement focus opens the door for other innovations to be introduced into the seniors living space.”Michael Chrostowski, AGEWELL
“The digitized platform is intuitive and truly does assist the Senior Living Manager and their team to adopt continuous improvement metrics unique to their site and also provides value training opportunities for their employees. This program is leaps and bounds ahead of other tools employed in similar jurisdictions.”Tanya Snow, Bria Communities
SFU Gerontology educational programs place strong emphasis on community-based learning experience in public policy, programs and services for older adults in the community. BCSLA’s SoA program is an excellent opportunity for our students to have direct exposure to the seniors’ housing sector in BC and gain a better understanding of the operational realities in congregative living arrangements for seniors.”Atiya Mahmood, Simon Fraser University Gerontology
“BCSLA’s new SoA program shows just academia and industry can collaborate to develop truly innovative and creative programs that ensure a high level of standards and continuous quality improvements in a sector that has undergone tremendous scrutiny since COVID-19.”Jennifer Baumbusch, University of British Columbia School of Nursing
Thank You To Our Advisory Committee
- Bria Communities
- Elm Village
- Manoah Manor
- New Chelsea
- Optima Living
- Sienna Senior Living
- Complete Purchasing
- Solutions (CPS)
- Gordon Food Services
- Total Energy Systems
- Westland Insurance
- SFU School of Gerontology
- UBC School of Nursing