Origin is actively monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) as the well-being of our residents and team members is of the highest importance. Click here for a video message from our President & CEO, Neil Prashad or read up on our preventative measures here. A special thank you to our front-line team members, read more.

Celebrating Independence

Origin at HomeTM empowers older adults to embrace the joyful aspects of aging while remaining independent in their homes. We reduce isolation and encourage engagement in all areas of wellness through our unique person-centered approach. Origin at HomeTM combines in-home services offered with the same “active living” and “whole person” philosophies as Origin’s facility-based care with an included membership to Club OriginTM at a local Origin Active Lifestyle Community. At Club OriginTM, our clients enjoy group classes, access to the fitness center, spa services, nutritious meals, and fun “pop-up” events. Origin at HomeTM enables our clients to stay strong and embrace the adventure of what it truly means to live.

We Are Good at What We Do

Having Happy, Healthy, and Engaged Residents for Over 20+ Years

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We start with a thorough assessment of your living environment and your lifestyle by a qualified LPN, followed by the creation of a unique service plan that is executed by our Wellness Companion at home. Our Origin at HomeTM Wellness Companions are hand-picked, Origin AcademyTM trained, and proficient in homemaking, fitness, and activity, nutrition, light housekeeping, personal safety, cognitive exercises/brain fitness, self-balance & meditation, family engagement, communication, and mindfulness. We provide a client experience like no other. In addition, we encourage our clients to enjoy all the amenities at Origin at Longwood through our Club Origin Membership.

Origin at HomeTM offers services both within our Origin at Longwood Active Lifestyle Community and the surrounding Longwood community with plans to expand in Nanaimo.

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  • Great conversations
  • Pet help
  • Doctor appointments, shopping, and errands
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  • Take a breath – mindfulness exercises
  • Story sharing
  • Quiet time together
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Wellness, Fitness, and Nutrition

  • Chair exercises & stretching
  • Fall prevention
  • Walks on the local pathways
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Cooking meals together
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Intellectual Stimulation

  • Discussing current events
  • Creating art together
  • Watching videos/Ted Talks conversation
  • Playing board games

Support for a Healthy Home/Light Housekeeping

  • Light cleaning and dusting
  • Laundry – wash and fold clothes together
  • Kitchen – wipe counters, load/unload dishwasher
  • Food freshness check/purge
  • Floors – clean/vacuum
  • Organizing and sorting items together
  • Solutions for home safety concerns

Comes with a Free Membership to Club O


Social Isolation is a Health Hazard

We know that one of the great benefits of living in an Origin Community is the companionship of your peers and building new friendships that establish a strong and rich social life. We also know that living independently can make it difficult to experience all of the health and brain fitness benefits of socialization.

Let us help you to engage in our award-winning retirement community while you still live at home. As we take your wellness and independence seriously, together, we will create a program tailored to your needs, which empowers your life in your own home. The Origin Team will be honoured to contribute to your overall wellbeing.