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Starting Out Right Series - Using External Care Providers in Retirement Homes

Starting Out Right Series - Using External Care Providers in Retirement Homes

Did you know you can involve External Care Providers to assist with your assessment and Plan of Care when you move into a Retirement Home? Learn about why the Retirement Home Resident's Bill of Rights guarantees your access to External Care Providers in this video.

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Seniors maximizing their purpose – it’s more important than ever before

Seniors maximizing their purpose – it’s more important than ever before

This review of Daniel Pink's book 'Drive – The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us', touches on how today’s boomers and seniors are focused on making the most of their retirement years through volunteerism, entrepreneurship and following their passions.

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Starting Out Right Series - Senior Care Plan Reassessment in Ontario Retirement Homes

Starting Out Right Series - Senior Care Plan Reassessment in Ontario Retirement Homes

It's critical that your plan of care is reviewed and updated regularly. But how often? And when should alternative housing options should be discussed with you? Because you may be eligible for Long-Term Care home admission. This new video in the Starting Out Right series, we explain the factors to be considered when deciding to reassess your Plan of Care. 

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Starting Out Right Series - Senior Care Plan Review and Approval in Ontario Retirement Homes

Starting Out Right Series - Senior Care Plan Review and Approval in Ontario Retirement Homes

Now that your Plan of Care is developed, do you know who should be reviewing and approving it? This depends on your care needs. This new video in the Starting Out Right series, learn about the health care professionals who should be involved in your Plan's review and approval.

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Starting Out Right Series - What are Complex Senior Care Plans in Ontario Retirement Homes?

Starting Out Right Series - What are Complex Senior Care Plans in Ontario Retirement Homes?

If you or a loved one's Plan of Care involves dementia care, skin and wound care or the use of a personal assistance services devices, like a wheelchair, then their Plan of Care is complex. This means their care requires more coordination to ensure care services in the Retirement Home are appropriately delivered and coordinated.

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Starting Out Right Series - How Senior Care Needs are Assessed in Ontario Retirement Homes

Starting Out Right Series - How Senior Care Needs are Assessed in Ontario Retirement Homes

Before your Plan of Care is developed, you’ll participate in an assessment of your health and well-being. Your Plan of Care will be prepared based on assessment outcomes. Learn about the number and types of assessments undertaken once you move into a Retirement Home in Ontario. 

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Starting Out Right Series - Ontario Retirement Home Care Plans

Starting Out Right Series - Ontario Retirement Home Care Plans

You need to watch these videos if you or a loved one is planning on moving into a retirement home. One of the first things that happens once you move in is an assessment and the development of a plan of care. This series consists of two-minute videos covering types of assessments and care plans, including mandatory approval and reassessment requirements.

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Senior's Plan of Care in Ontario Retirement Homes - Explained

Senior's Plan of Care in Ontario Retirement Homes - Explained

So, you’ve decided to move into a Retirement Home in 2021. One of the first things you should expect is an assessment of your health and well-being. This assessment outcomes will then be used to develop your Care Plan. In this two-minute read, learn about the types of care plans, special requirements when dementia care is delivered, plan approval and reassessment.

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Cut to the Chase - Senior Housing Vacancy Rates in Oakville and Burlington

Cut to the Chase - Senior Housing Vacancy Rates in Oakville and Burlington

Did you know the average wait time for Long-Term Care Home space in Burlington is five years? And the vacancy rate for assisted living in Halton was 4% in 2020? Spend the next minute to learn about access times for senior housing options in Oakville and Burlington. 

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When Should Seniors Stop Driving?

When Should Seniors Stop Driving?

Not sure if its time for a parent or an older relative to stop driving? If you’re reluctant to let your kids get into a car driven by them, then this is an indicator that there may be problem. I recall getting to this stage with my dad when he experienced cognitive decline. Continue reading to learn how to keep seniors safely behind the wheel.

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