Alzheimer's & Dementia - Older Adults

Alzheimer's disease most often occurs in either middle or old age and is an irreversible and progressive condition that destroys brain cells. This deterioration causes diminished thinking and cognitive ability, as well as decreased memory. Although Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging, it is the leading cause of dementia in older adults. Typically, as the disease progresses, older adults with Alzheimer's will require help with such areas as medical care, transportation, housework, meal preparation, and managing personal finances. They may also require help with personal care, such as bathing. Are you looking for more information on the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s? Are you concerned that yourself, or a loved one, may be exhibiting signs of the disease? Would you like information on the current treatments available? There are resources within your community to provide information and research, as well as help improve the quality of life for those affected by Alzheimer. We are here to help you find them

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Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton - Adult Day Program - 47 Ottawa St

Integrated day program for frail elderly, adults with special needs and individuals with Alzheimer Disease or other dementia.
Day program for adults who require some physical, social or emotional support to remain in the community.


Homewell Senior Care

Staffing:
* Personal Support Workers (PSW)
* companionship workers

Staffing hours:
* hourly
* overnight
* live-in

* Veterans Affairs Canada approved Veterans Independence Program (VIP) provider

1. In Home Assistance
Friendly visiting

Alzheimer/dementia care

Homemaker assistance:
* menu planning
* budgeting
* shopping
* in-home meal preparation
* light housekeeping

Personal care:
* personal hygiene
* dressing
* toileting
* changing beds
* nutrition/food preparation
* medication reminders
* hair care

Dog walking

2. Errands and Appointments
* errand running/shopping assistance
* escort programs
* medical appointments transportation

3. Other Home Health Care Case Management
* long term home health care
* palliative care

Podiatry/foot care:
* general foot/nail care
* nail conditions
* diabetic foot care

4. Respite
* adult respite care

Salvation Army (The) - Mountberry Adult Day Service - Winterberry Heights Church

Integrated day program for frail elderly, adults with special needs and individuals with Alzheimer Disease or other dementia.
Day program for adults who require some physical, social or emotional support to remain in the community.
Other services may include:
- Respite
- Meals
- Transportation (additional cost)


Shalom Village - Goldies Place Day Program

Integrated day program for frail elderly, adults with special needs and individuals with Alzheimer Disease or other dementia.
Day program for adults who require some physical, social or emotional support to remain in the community.
Other services may include:
Respite
Meals


Halton. Social and Community Services - Adult Day Programs, Milton - Milton Place and Friends Landing - Milton - Milton Place and Friends Landing

The Adult Day Programs are designed to meet the social, intellectual and recreational needs of older adults in Halton, and to enhance their independence and quality of life while providing caregivers with much needed respite/relief.

Activities include:
* crafts * card games * bowling * special outings * music * baking and cooking * fitness * games
* lunch and all refreshments are provided including special diets to meet participant's nutritional needs
* assistance with personal care, meal time and mobility needs is available
* hairdressing, barbering, foot care and bathing program are available at the Milton programs

Milton Place:
* adjacent to Allendale Long Term Care Home
* accommodates 20-23 clients per day
* beneficial to community-based adults with disabilities and seniors who require mental and social stimulation, require assistance and/or supervision with their activities of daily living, and/or have caregivers who require caregiver relief

Friends Landing:
* adjacent to Allendale Long Term Care Home
* accommodates eight - ten clients per day
* geared to community-based, cognitively impaired seniors/adults who may exhibit wandering or exit seeking behaviour and may require a small group setting, and family caregivers that would benefit from relief/respite.

* programs are available Monday to Friday from 7:30 am-4:30 pm
* registration can be for one to five days dependent on program availability

For further information on each program, contact the Day Program Coordinator:
905-825-6000 ext 8027 or email carol.fendley@halton.ca

* the Adult Day program is also offered in Georgetown

Village of Tansley Woods - Retirement Home

Part of Village of Tansley Woods complex which will eventually include 4 phases, serving continuum of accommodation/care needs from independent living to long-term care.

* 225 units
* Registered Nurse on-site 24/7

All units:
* are wheelchair accessible
* include weekly housekeeping and linens
* include full access to all recreational and entertainment events

Independent Living units:
* 58 rental units
* each unit has 1 to 2 bedrooms, equipped with full kitchen and in-suite washer and dryer
* meal plans for dining room, or delivered to suite, available at additional charge
* medication reminders and other additional services available at additional cost

Retirement Living units:
* 117 units
* studio and 1-bedroom units, some equipped with in-suite washer and dryer and kitchenette
* includes two meals daily, with option for third meal
* light assistance can be provided with bathing, dressing and medication reminders

Assisted Care units:
* 27 units
* studio and 1-bedroom units, each with kitchenette
* includes three meals daily
* includes comprehensive 24-hour assistance with bathing, dressing, activities of daily living and medication administration
* palliative care available

Memory Care units:
* for those with any stage of Alzheimer Disease or related dementias, including palliative care
* 23 studio and 1-bedroom units
* secure environment
* includes three meals daily
* includes comprehensive 24-hour assistance with bathing, dressing, activities of daily living and medication administration

Behavioural Supports Ontario - Community Outreach Team - Burlington

Provides short-term behavioural support and assistance for older adult clients in crisis, or at risk of a crisis, and their families including:
* crisis intervention
* practical support and outreach
* education
* advocacy
* coordination of services (may include connecting with appropriate longer-term services and community resources)

Acclaim Health - Adult Day Program, Burlington - Burlington

A day program for those with Alzheimer disease and related dementias

Provides specialized therapeutic, social and recreational activities:
* wheelchair accessible
* secure environment
* maximizes client independence
* caregiver respite
* programs adapt to changing abilities
* builds on client strengths

Provides support and education services to caregivers in Halton Region:
* support groups
* dementia information series for caregivers twice a year
* resource library of books, videos, fact sheets

Acclaim Health - Alzheimer Services - Oakville - Trafalgar Rd

Provides support, education and consultation to people and family affected by Alzheimer's disease and dementia

Services offered:
  • Adult Day Program - two locations: Oakville (Sheridan College, K-Wing, 1430 Trafalgar Rd, Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 8:30am-5pm); and Burlington (2180 Itabashi Way, Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm)
  • one-on-one caregiver consultations in person, over the phone or via e-mail
  • caregiver education sessions - dementia information series * mid to late stages of dementia discussion series * presents info on planning for the future and preparing for transition into long-term care for Alzheimer family caregivers (7-9pm)
  • caregiver support groups - spousal, family and long term care support groups offered at various locations across Halton * see details
  • resource library
  • Memory Visiting Program - visiting volunteers provide companionship and physical activity for people experiencing memory loss and the early stages of dementia
  • private respite care


Services and Programs:
  • Adult Day Program
  • Caregiver Support and Education

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Senior Mental Health Behavoural Program - West 5th Campus, Harbour North Unit

Specialized service and treatment for individuals who have behaviours related to a diagnosis of dementia. Program provides service to Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN) 4 (the regions of Niagara, Brant, and Halton). Program goal is to return clients to an appropriate care setting within their home community after assessment and development of a treatment plan.

Sunrise Senior Living - Retirement Residence - Oakville

Retirement residence that can accommodate 107 residents * studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and companion suites available * levels of care offered include assisted living, Alzheimer's and memory care * provides short stay when space permits


Basic services include:
  • 24 hour nursing staff
  • emergency response system
  • one shower per week
  • prompting/reminding
  • up to three meals a day
  • weekly housekeeping and daily trash removal
  • weekly personal laundry
  • health and wellness nurse visits once a month
  • physician on site once a week
  • social, recreation programs

Sunrise Dementia Care: Reminiscence Program offers a variety of Alzheimer's care elements designed to engage residents with daily routines such as gardening, sewing, office work and household chores


Additional for fee services include:
  • all personal care including incontinence care
  • incontinence products
  • assistance with mobility issues
  • medication administration

Member of the Ontario Residential Care Association (ORCA)


Check the Public Register of the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA) for the licensing status of any retirement residence and an explanation of what licensing means

Homewell Senior Care

Staffing:
* Personal Support Workers (PSW)
* companionship workers

Staffing hours:
* hourly
* overnight
* live-in

* Veterans Affairs Canada approved Veterans Independence Program (VIP) provider

1. In Home Assistance
Friendly visiting

Alzheimer/dementia care

Homemaker assistance:
* menu planning
* budgeting
* shopping
* in-home meal preparation
* light housekeeping

Personal care:
* personal hygiene
* dressing
* toileting
* changing beds
* nutrition/food preparation
* medication reminders
* hair care

Dog walking

2. Errands and Appointments
* errand running/shopping assistance
* escort programs
* medical appointments transportation

3. Other Home Health Care Case Management
* long term home health care
* palliative care

Podiatry/foot care:
* general foot/nail care
* nail conditions
* diabetic foot care

4. Respite
* adult respite care