Living with Dementia and Cognitive Decline

Living with Dementia and Cognitive Decline

One in fifty people in the Ottawa and Renfrew area are currently living with dementia (Dementia Society, 2022).  Dementia is classified as a syndrome mainly occurring in older adults that affects many brain functions from memory, thinking, judgement, language,...
But What Does It Actually Mean?

But What Does It Actually Mean?

By Caroline Inman, Executive Director Deciphering and understanding the myriad of terminology used in Seniors Housing and Retirement Living. It can be difficult enough to know where to start when looking for seniors’ accommodation without having to wade through...
Fur Babies: Helping Aging Loved ones take care of their pets

Fur Babies: Helping Aging Loved ones take care of their pets

Our fur babies are loyal members of our families, so what happens if someone can no longer care for their fur baby? How can family and friends help to keep them together?  A common question asked in retirement communities is ‘are you pet friendly?’  Most residences...
Four Common Mistakes when Looking for Senior Living

Four Common Mistakes when Looking for Senior Living

The search for the perfect senior living accommodations can be a challenging and complicated process and for many it’s their first time doing it. Many people don’t plan for a search for senior living until it’s needed. For many, guidance on what to do and where to...

December 2021 Retirement Home COVID 19 Update

As the COVID 19 cases in Ontario rapidly increase, Retirement Homes have taken action to prevent the spread to protect staff and residents. For anyone visiting someone in a retirement home, planning on touring a retirement home or moving into a retirement home, new...