Home Care - Older Adults

Home Care can offer older adults the ability to live safely and independently in their own home and community, regardless of age, rather than living in residential care. Assistance is available to aid in the tasks of daily life, including cooking, eating, bathing, managing medications, and housework, as well as transportation and meal preparation and delivery services. A person’s capabilities may change, decrease, or become more challenging with age, but there are in-home changes that can be made, as well as community resources that can be used to help seniors live independently at home for longer. Are you concerned that an aging loved one can no longer care for themselves? Would you like to know what resources are available in your neighbourhood to help them stay at home independently? Are you looking for resources for yourself to help keep you living in your own home? We know how important it is for you, or your loved ones, to live independently for as long as possible, and we have the home care help and resources you need to do so.

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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

Park Avenue Manor Retirement Home

Offers:
* 70 private suites of various sizes in a single-storey building
* 24 hr emergency response, health care monitoring, medication administration, safety and security systems
* meals, snacks, housekeeping, towel and linen laundry and activities program are provided
* facility is close to public bus route

Respite or short stay/trial are available
* enables caregivers to have a break while at home or vacation
* available for seniors discharged from hospital requiring more care and supervision than possible to receive at home
* transitional stay program for residents waiting for long term care placement

Member of Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA)

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

Revera Retirement Living - Retirement Home - Burlington - Appleby Place

Private retirement residence.
* 3 storey, 90 independent supported living suites
* air-conditioned, non-smoking residence located near shopping and community services
* call bell system in rooms
* recreation/exercise program on site
* facility is located on public bus route
* check with facility for care services available at additional cost

Respite and short-term stay available as space permits for caregivers to have a break while at home or on vacation or for seniors discharged from hospital who require more care and supervision than can be provided at home. Trial stay available to experience retirement living.

Member of Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA)

Chartwell Christopher Terrace Retirement Residence

Offers 71 private bed-sitting suites.
* three meals daily in dining room
* nursing consultation available 24 hours/day
* emergency in-house call system
* weekly housekeeping services
* located on public bus route

Independent/assisted living services
* may include medication administration, continence care, mobility and transfer assistance
* on site physiotherapy services available
* variety of organized social activities offered (invites any Burlington senior to participate in any of its programs or outings)

Respite or short stay/trial available (minimum 7 days) to enable caregivers to have a break while at home or on vacation
* rehabilitation care available for seniors discharged from hospital requiring more care and supervision than can be provided at home

A member of the Ontario Residential Care Association

Burlington Gardens

Senior living community * provides accommodation and meals for seniors
* not a licensed retirement home (does not provide the minimum 2 listed services required for definition and licensing as a retirement home under Ontario's Retirement Homes Act)
* additional assistive services are available onsite from a private homecare provider located in the building

Accommodations include:
* studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom suites and cottages
* meals in dining room, linen service and housekeeping included
* additional services available through your Local Health Integration Network or private service provider, including one located on-site
* each suite has an in-room communication system that links to management personnel 24/7
* pets permitted
* activity room, residents' kitchen, billiards room, library, chapel, hair dressing and Internet and computer use

Provides transportation for shopping trips, doctor's appointments and other scheduled activities
* close to public bus route
* regular planned excursions

Respite/short stay available to provide caregiver relief, and for seniors discharged from hospital who require more care and supervision than can be obtained at home

Wellington Park Care Centre - Long Term Care Home

A nonprofit 132 bed facility

Services include:
* room and board
* regular and emergency medical care
* 24-hour nursing supervision
* routine daily care by personal support workers
* administration of medications/treatments
* laboratory services
* special diets
* Registered Dietitian
* occupational therapy and physiotherapy
* personal laundry
* social and recreational programs

Respite or short stays:
Assess and Restore beds are available to provide residents additional support and rehabilitation to strengthen and ensure that they are ready to return home safely through staying with Wellington Park Care Centre for a period of up to 90 days * contact LHIN to complete an application for this innovative program

Hearthstone by the Lake

Two five-story, 174 condo apartment buildings that provide an alternative to renting for seniors who need some assistance and wish to continue living in their own homes.

Amenities include clubhouse * housekeeping service * dining facilities * in-suite social and health care services, including 24 hr emergency response * shuttle service to local shopping and organized outings * private transportation available

Additional support services available, including nursing supervision * personal homecare * handyman support * meal plans * three medical doctors * foot care * in home lab service * physiotherapy * hearing specialist and pharmacy services available on site

AbleLiving Services - AbleLiving Services, Burlington - Palmer Place - Burlington - Palmer Place

Provides client centered support services to adults with long term physical disabilities in Palmer Place, a nonprofit apartment building for seniors (for Palmer Place listing see here)

Services may include:
Staffing:
* Personal Support Worker (PSW)

Staffing hours:
* shifts
* overnight

Homemaker assistance:
* menu planning
* budgeting
* shopping (by volunteer)
* in home meal preparation
* light housekeeping

Personal Care:
* personal hygiene
* dressing
* mobility
* transfers/seating
* toileting
* changing beds
* nutrition/food preparation
* cueing
* reminding
* directing activities of daily living
* medication reminders

Telephone reassurance

Errands and appointments (fee for service)
* escort programs
* medical appointment transportation

Other Home Health Care Case Management
* long term home health care (working with the Local Health Integration Network)
* palliative care

Williamsburg (The)

Registered retirement home:
* 117 suites (1-bedroom, 1-bedroom plus den, 2-bedroom and penthouse)
* suites include kitchenette, private bathroom with walk-in shower, some suites also have bathtub
* in-suite laundry available
* emergency call bell and pendant system
* fire system with sprinklers
* air conditioned
* individual room thermostats
* balconies
* small pets welcome

Included are:
* 3 meals a day in any of 3 restaurants
* can accommodate special diets
* 24 hour nursing supervision
* town car service within Burlington
* recreational activities
* weekly housekeeping and linens

Personal well-being services can be arranged through onsite health staff.

Other services:
Designated Assisted Living floor, for short-term respite, recuperative or after-surgery care, includes:
* nurses on duty 24 hours a day

Other amenities:
* residence also includes salt water swimming pool * spa * gym * library with computer access * theatre * games room * private dining room * community kitchen * complimentary town car services available for excursions, shopping, medical appointments * on public bus route * reserved underground parking and hair salon and spa services available at extra cost

Chartwell Lakeshore Retirement Residence

Offers 135 residential care studio and one-bedroom suites with private baths
* couples' options available
* some units have kitchenettes
* flexible meal plans

Offers 42 assisted daily living suites for the physically and/or cognitively challenged, which provide assistance with: dressing, bathing, special diets, medication, specialized activities program * available in secured or unsecured environment * available for short-term and permanent accommodation

24-hour nursing supervision provided for both residential care and assisted daily living care residents * hairdressing salon * tuck shop * games room * exercise programs * foot care available on-site

Respite or short stay/trial
Available to give caregivers a break or for seniors discharged from hospital requiring more care and supervision than can be provided at home

Transitional beds available for people on a wait-list for Long Term Care (this process goes through the hospital case workers of your Local Health Integration Network)

Maranatha Homes

Accommodation provided in 3-storey, 63 unit apartment building.
* centrally located in south Burlington
* close to amenities
* landscaped grounds
* renovated units
* reasonable rent rates