What is the difference between a Retirement Home and a Long Term Care Home?
Our retirement home provides rental accommodation with care & services included for seniors who live independently with minimal to moderate support. The long term care facility (nursing home) is designed for seniors who require the availability of 24-hour nursing care and supervision.
How do I get in?
For the retirement home, we would send our assessment forms to your family physician to make sure we can safely accommodate your care needs. All long term care home beds are managed by Community Care Access Centre (CCAC). They would do an in home assessment to determine your care needs and approve a placement.
Who pays for a retirement home?
The resident (or family) pays for the accommodation and services provided within the retirement home. Should you require personal care services, they may be available through the local CCAC. A co-payment for your long term care accommodation is also paid by the resident (or family).
What services are included?
In the retirement home, we include medication management by 24 hour registered staff, meals, snacks, daily housekeeping services, recreation and programming.
How are you regulated?
The retirement home is regulated by the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA) in accordance with the Retirement Homes Act. The long term care home is regulated by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.
Do I have to sign a lease?
For both homes, you sign a Tenancy Agreement which defines the costs, what services are included and the terms and conditions. The retirement home requires 30 days notice and for the nursing home, it is the day of departure.
Can I bring my own furniture?
Residents bring their own furnishings and belongings to make their retirement suite their home. We even welcome your cherished pet, although there are some restrictions for type and size.
When can my family and friends visit?
Visiting hours are anytime. Family and friends are welcome to visit, stay for a meal (fee involved) or join you at one of our several monthly social engagements.