“My mother passed away recently, so my father now lives on his own. Although he isn’t the best cook, and occasionally needs me to help with a home maintenance project, he seems to be managing. I’ve thought about introducing the idea of retirement living to him, but how do I know if it’s the right time?”
Senior living communities offer a wide-range of care and living options for seniors interested in downsizing or receiving more support with daily living activities such as meal preparation or personal care. From independent living apartments to long term care homes, the variety of housing options and care levels available allow retirement communities to cater to the specific and unique needs of seniors. Here’s a short breakdown of the care and living options offered by Chartwell retirement and long term care residences.
Whether you are searching for the right retirement residence for a loved one, or are looking for a new home for yourself, taking a tour of a seniors’ community is paramount to helping you make an informed decision. Besides touring the suites available, you should also consider looking at some of the residence’s amenity and outdoor space, where entertainment and activities take place, as well as common areas like the dining room. There can be a lot to see and learn, so here are a few quality questions to ask on your tour to help you assess whether the home meets your needs.
Moving into a senior living community can offer many new opportunities for socialization and involvement in activities that may not have been present at your previous living arrangement—never mind convenient services like delicious dining, housekeeping and care support. If you’re interested in having easier access to recreational activities like card tournaments, exercise programs or painting classes, or if you’d like to regularly socialize with people closer to your age, a retirement residence may be your best option. Once you’ve made the decision to move into a retirement home, have no fear; settling into a senior community can be a fun and stress-free experience. Here are some tips for getting comfortable in a retirement residence.
November 19, 2015 [Montreal, Quebec] – Chartwell résidences pour retraités, Canada’s largest owner and operator of retirement residences in Canada, is excited to announce, in partnership with EMD-Batimo Inc., that it will be growing its presence in Quebec to include a new independent living retirement residence in the thriving community of Vaudreuil-Dorion. The new site represents an investment of $65 million dollars with construction expected to employ 150 people. Permanently, approximately 45 jobs will be created once the residence is fully operational.
Every year, Chartwell Oak Park Terrace Retirement Residence holds a fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Society of Canada to help spread awareness and show support for women battling the disease. This year, residents and staff dressed themselves in pink and kicked things up a notch by raising a total of $538.25 in donations!
If you’ve had the discussion with your loved one about moving to a retirement residence and they’ve made their decision, it’s time to start planning next steps. To make sure they find the best senior living community suited to their needs and preferences, it’s important to do extensive research on your options. Whether the arrangement is for someone seeking an independent living environment, or for a senior who requires more assistance with activities of daily living, the search may take some time. Here are some tips for finding the best retirement residence to fit your loved one’s needs.
When you think about video games, you probably associate them with younger kids who use them as a hobby or way to occupy themselves after a day at school. Not anymore, according to a new research project by Simon Fraser University. This research focuses on the benefits digital games can have for seniors. David Kaufman, PhD and Education Professor at SFU, led the study to test the games’ effect on cognition and feelings of isolation and depression in seniors.
As a Sales Consultant, my job is to educate seniors and their families on their retirement living options, as well as help guide them through the move-in process. A typical day in my role entails meeting with individuals who are interested in moving in or are inquiring on behalf of a loved one. I have to truly understand a person’s situation in order to help them arrive at a living solution that meets their needs and preferences.
Today, on the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, at the eleventh hour, we come together as a nation to remember those who served our country in times of need, and who sacrificed their lives and put themselves at physical risk for our freedom.