Tips for Caregivers and Making Their Lives Better
By John Francis, Health Consultant at Thorncliffe Place Caregivers are often found to be so dedicated to the care of their patients or care recipients, especially loved ones, that they often forget...
Anxiety and Fear of Moving to Senior Housing
By Christine Forget THERE are a number of factors and reasons why seniors move into a retirement community. From our experience, it can range from wanting to downsize to a carefree lifestyle,...
Dining at a Retirement Home
Food is a very important part of our day, so it’s no surprise that it’s a very important decision making factor for many when moving to a retirement home. One of the biggest changes most people...
Why seniors are choosing Independent Living
There has been a trend over the last decade with an increased number of seniors choosing to move to independent living at a retirement home or senior building. With the increased number of...
Home Care or Care in a Retirement Residence?
What is the better option for me? I AM a true advocate for being able to stay at home for as long as it is healthy and safe. Earlier in my career, I worked in home care and then I owned my own elder...
Be Informed: A Licensed Retirement Home vs a Seniors’ Building
Retirement properties are not the same, and it goes far beyond the look and feel of a home! DID you know that there are almost 100 ‘retirement homes’ in Ottawa, all offering different price...
But What does it Actually Mean?
IT can be difficult enough to know where to start when looking for seniors’ accommodation without having to wade through acronyms, jargon and three different ways to say the same thing. Because...
Top 10 Observations to Make While Touring Retirement Communities
MOVING to a Retirement Community is a big deal... make sure you make the right choice! I’ve been in the senior living sector for more than 25 years now; I’ve worked with countless seniors and their...
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...
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...
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