Retirement Residence & Assisted Living

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Exceptional Service and Care in Beautiful Surroundings​

Retirement Home Options

When it comes to choosing a retirement home in Ontario, there are several key attributes that you should consider. Independent or Assisted living facilities offer a range of services and amenities designed to provide comfort, convenience, and support for seniors.

To begin with we believe it’s important to understand a confusing aspect of what is known as a retirement home. In Ontario, A “facility” is classified as a retirement home or retirement residence or retirement community if it has 65 years of age 65 years of age or older and residing under the same roof. In addition, a retirement home would be under this classification and must obtain a license to operate should they provide two or more care and or services.

Independent Living Retirement Home

Let’s break this down a bit further. Based on the definition above, a retirement can be a home for seniors and individuals that are completely independent of any type of services or care a personal assistance. These types of retirement homes would look and feel much more like an apartment building designed strictly for seniors. However, as soon as two or more services are provided they would need to be licensed.  Most entry level Retirement homes targeting independent seniors offer both meals or a meal plan and some housekeeping services.  These are commonly referred to as “basic services”.

Someone who is fully independent and has good physical mobility and mental cognition would be attracted to a place like this to call their new home should they not want to be bothered with the inconveniences of all the things that one must do in order to live. For example one would not need to go shopping or to the grocery store, prepare their own meals, wash their own laundry vacuum and dust and keep their place in good stead. No more cutting grass or shoveling snow. All those basic inconveniences are no longer one’s responsibility when one moves into a retirement home that is geared towards independent living.

Assisted Living and Supportive Living Retirement Home

Assisted living retirement home communities offer all the basic services as mentioned above and provide additional personal support services. Independent supportive services can be anything related to one’s personal health, the assistance of ordering and or taking of medications and any support or assistance given for any constraints on one’s personal mobility.
It can also mean support, reminders and other levels of assistance provided to those who may have some memory and or other cognitive impairment.

Country manor offers a setting for both types of individuals. Approximately one half of our community at Country Manor is comprised of individuals who are able-bodied and independent and have come to us for a matter of convenience in their day to day lives. Approximately one half of our residents have come to us because they require some level of personal support services and assistance. These are also called assistance of daily living ADLs.

ADL stands for “Activities of Daily Living,” and ADL assistance refers to the help or support provided to individuals who have difficulty or limitations in performing essential self-care tasks that are necessary for their everyday lives. These activities are typically categorized into two main groups: basic ADLs and instrumental ADLs.

Basic Activities of Daily Living (BADLs):

Basic ADLs are fundamental self-care tasks that are essential for a person’s physical well-being and independence. They include Personal Hygiene: This includes tasks like bathing or showering, brushing teeth, grooming (combing hair, shaving), and washing hands.  Dressing: Putting on and taking off clothing, as well as fastening buttons, zippers, and snaps.  Eating: The ability to feed oneself, which may involve using utensils, drinking from a cup or glass, and managing food on a plate.  Toileting: The capability to use the toilet for bowel and bladder functions, including transferring on and off the toilet, cleaning oneself, and managing personal hygiene related to toileting.  Mobility: This includes moving from one place to another, such as getting in and out of bed, walking, and maintaining balance while standing.

Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) are more complex activities that are crucial for independent living and community involvement. They include Cooking: Preparing meals, including planning, shopping for groceries, and using kitchen appliances. Housekeeping: Maintaining a clean and organized living environment, which includes cleaning, doing laundry, and managing household chores. Managing Medications: Keeping track of and taking prescribed medications as directed by healthcare professionals. Managing Finances: Handling personal financial matters, including budgeting, paying bills, and managing money. Using Communication Devices: Operating phones, computers, or other devices for communication and accessing information.

ADL assistance may be necessary for individuals who have physical disabilities, cognitive impairments, chronic illnesses, or age-related limitations. This assistance can be provided by family members, caregivers, healthcare professionals, or in some cases, through assistive devices or modifications to the living environment.

The goal of ADL assistance is to help individuals maintain their independence and quality of life by ensuring they can perform these essential tasks to the best of their ability, given their unique circumstances. It is a crucial aspect of healthcare and caregiving, especially for those with disabilities or health conditions that affect their ability to perform ADLs independently.