Long Term Care - Older Adults

One’s ability to live safely and independently is important. In order to do so, an individual must be able to perform the basic tasks of daily life, including cooking, eating, toileting and bathing, manage medications, take transportation, as well as maintain a safe and healthy environment. These capabilities may change, decrease, or become more challenging with age, and if an older adult can no longer care for themselves independently, long-term care options are available. Long-term care includes both medical and non-medical services and can be provided in a senior’s own home, at service centres in your community, or at live-in facilities such as nursing homes. Are you concerned that an aging loved one can no longer care for themselves? Would you like to know what resources are available within your neighbourhood to provide long-term care? 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 receive proper long term care and treatment, and we have the help and resources you may need.

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Sexuality & Long-term Care

Understanding and Supporting the Needs of Older Adults

Responding to the sexual desires of older adults in residential environments is widely recognized as a challenge by care staff, administrators, and family members. This new resource meets the challenge head on, exploring the issues surrounding sexual expression from all perspectives. It addresses the question of how, in an increasingly person-centered care culture, long-term care facilities balance individual resident rights against the needs and concerns of the community as a whole. Who decides what is appropriate or inappropriate, and how? The first book to take a person-centered approach to resident sexuality in long-term care, this groundbreaking training tool represents sexual expression as a significant part of personality, explains why it is important to honor longings for intimacy, and provides strategies for teaching staff how to effectively, respectfully, and compassionately acknowledge those needs. It will enlighten anyone who believes sexuality vanishes with age.

The OECD Health Project Long-term Care for Older People

This study reports on the latest trends in long-term care policies in nineteen OECD countries and studies lessons learned from countries that undertook major reforms over the past decade.

Navigating Your Later Years For Dummies

Long-Term Care: Planning for Finance, Medical, and Living Expenses We’re living exciting bonus years—decades that our parents and grandparents didn’t have. But how to navigate this complex terrain? Questions abound around long-term care planning: Where to live? How to get the best medical care? What to do about advance directives, wills and trusts, and estate planning? And how to pay for it all after you retire? Getting accurate information and answers wasn’t easy. Until now. AARP's Navigating Your Later Years For Dummies helps you and your family understand the growing range of opportunities. Even more importantly, it helps you chart the next steps to live the life you choose, as independently as you choose, no matter your specific circumstances and needs. This book: Covers home modifications so that you can stay at home safely for as long as you like Lays out the opportunities and costs associated with independent living, assisted living and other options Gives you a range of driving and transportation alternatives Helps you navigate the healthcare system, Medicare, and Medicaid Sorts out the various sources of care at home Reviews the legal documents you should prepare and update Helps you determine whether you need long-term care insurance Gives you guidance on talking with your family about sensitive issues, including your wishes as you age With this new comprehensive book, you’ll get the credible information and resources you need to face the challenges facing us as we live the life we choose. Here, finally, is a roadmap for you and your family to best understand, and plan ahead.

Long-term Care for the Elderly in Europe

Development and Prospects

Long-term care is an increasingly important issue in many contemporary welfare states around the globe given ageing populations. This ground-breaking book provides detailed case studies of 11 EU-member states’ welfare regimes within Europe to show how welfare states organize, structures and deliver long-term care and whether there is a social investment perspective in the delivery of long-term care. This perspective is important because the effect of demographic transitions is often used as an argument for the existence of economic pressure on welfare states and a need for either direct retrenchment or attempts to reduce welfare state spending. The book’s chapters will look specifically into how different welfare states have focussed on long-term care in recent years and what type of changes have taken place with regard to ageing populations and ambitions to curb increases in public sector spending in this area. They describe the development in long-term care for the elderly after the financial crisis and also discuss the boundaries between state and civil society in the different welfare states' approaches to the delivery of care.

Geropsychological Interventions in Long-Term Care

Older people are entering nursing homes later and sicker than ever before, thus presenting as more physically fragile and complex residents and requiring more advanced care and treatment. To this end, Hyer and Intrieri have gathered together a group of health care professionals who are genuinely dedicated to the care and research of long-term care (LTC) environments. This group seeks to push the envelope for improved use of professional time, effort, and input and in this remarkable book, share their ideas with you. By applying the Selective Optimization with Compensation (SOC) model to various care settings, the editors are able to examine current LTC practices and existing psychosocial issues confronting older LTC patients; either support or challenge them; and offer suggestions and strategies, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, for improving the LTC system and residents' physical, psychological, emotional, and social health. This book provides insight on the psychological issues facing long-term care residents for a plethora of health care professionals, including: Physicians and geriatricians who care for older adults in the LTC system Nurses and geriatric nurse specialists Social workers Activity coordinators Physical, occupational, and speech therapists within an LTC setting who are seeking ways to explain behavior and empower the residents they care for Psychologists and psychiatrists whose practice focuses on older adults

Planning For Long-Term Care For Dummies

Expert advice on planning for your own or a relative’sfuture care needs As we live longer and healthier lives, planning for the longterm has never been more important. Planning gives you morecontrol, but it’s not easy to find accurate information andanswers to your questions. That’s where AARP’sPlanning For Long-Term Care For Dummies comes in. This comprehensive guide gives you questions to ask yourself andothers about how best to achieve your goals, whether you haveimmediate needs or can take some time to sort out thepossibilities. The book Covers home modifications so that you can stay at home safelyfor as long as you like Lays out the opportunities and costs associated withindependent living, assisted living, and other options Gives you a range of driving and transportationalternatives Sorts out the various sources of care at home Helps you navigate the healthcare system Reviews the legal documents you should prepare and update Helps you determine whether you need long-term careinsurance Offers checklists and other resources to help you makedecisions Gives you guidance on how to talk to your family aboutsensitive issues If you're looking for trusted information on how to prepare forthe future care needs for yourself or a relative, this sensitive,realistic, and authoritative guide will start you on the rightroad.

Long-Term Care in an Aging Society

Theory and Practice

This is a comprehensive graduate textbook focusing on the full spectrum of long-term care settings ranging from family and community-based care through supportive housing options to a variety of institutional long-term care alternatives. Integrating theory and practice, the book features the perspectives of diverse fields regarding current long-term care options and new directions for the future. Prominent scholars from history, environmental design, family caregiving, social service delivery, clinical care, health service delivery, public policy, finance, law, and ethics explore such themes as: Relationships among independence, dependence, and interdependence Ethical considerations woven into the provision of long-term care Decision-making in long-term care Fluidity in long-term care The lived experience of long-term care A micro-macro perspective ranging from the individual to societal institutions The book examines future directions for long-term care, considering such factors as the interface of technology and long-term care, cultural diversity, and relationships between voluntary and paid services. Each chapter includes case examples, study questions, and exercises, additional resources, and website links. An extensive glossary of terms is also provided, as well as instructor’s resources are also available. Key Features: Focuses on the full array of long-term care options Integrates theory and practice Incorporates the perspectives of diverse fields including history, environmental design, family caregiving, social services, public policy, etc. Includes numerous case examples, study questions, exercises, and additional resources Considers new approaches to long-term care, incorporating technology and considering cultural diversity and voluntary vs. paid services About the Authors: Graham D. Rowles, PhD, is Founding Director of the Graduate Center for Gerontology and Chair of the Department of Gerontology, University of Kentucky. He is also Professor of Gerontology with joint appointments in Nursing, Behavioral Science, Geography and Health Behavior. An environmental gerontologist, his research focuses on the lived experience of aging. A central theme of this work is exploration, employing qualitative methodologies of the changing relationship between older adults and their environments with advancing age, and the implications of this relationship for health, wellbeing and environmental design. He has conducted in-depth ethnographic research with elderly populations in urban (inner city), rural (Appalachian), and nursing facility environments. Recent research includes leadership of the Kentucky Elder Readiness Initiative (KERI), a statewide project to explore the implications for communities of the aging of the Baby Boom cohort. His publications include Prisoners of Space? and six co-edited volumes, in addition to more than 60 book chapters and articles. He is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education and currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Gerontology and Journal of Housing for the Elderly. Dr. Rowles is Past National President of Sigma Phi Omega, Past President of the Southern Gerontological Society, Past President of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, and is currently Chair of the Commonwealth of Kentucky Institute on Aging. Pamela B. Teaster, PhD, is Associate Director for Research, Center for Gerontology, and Professor, Department of Human Development, Virginia Tech University. She established the Kentucky Justice Center for Elders and Vulnerable Adults and is the first President of the Kentucky Guardianship Association. Dr. Teaster is Secretary General of the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse. She served as Director and Chairperson of the Graduate Center for Gerontology/Department of Gerontology as well as the Director of Doctoral Studies and Associate Dean for Research for College of Public Health at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Teaster serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect. She is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, a recipient of the Rosalie Wolf Award for Research on Elder Abuse, the Outstanding Affiliate Member Award (Kentucky Guardianship Association), and the Distinguished Educator Award (Kentucky Association for Gerontology). She has received funding from The Retirement Research Foundation, Administration on Aging, National Institute on Aging, Kentucky Cabinet for Families and Children, National Institute of Justice, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Office of Victims of Crime. She is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed articles, reports, books, and book chapters.

Nutrition Care of the Older Adult: a Handbook for Dietetics Professionals Working Throughout the Continuum of Care

Completely revised with new chapters and sections covering everything the health-care provider needs to know when working with the older adult either at home or in nursing and long-term care facilities. Chapters cover factors affecting nutrition, nutrition and disease, nutritional assessment, dining challenges and regulatory compliance. This scientifically sound and practical resource for new and experienced nutrition professionals includes new forms, resources, the food guide pyramid for older adults and an index of tales.

The Aging Population in the Twenty-First Century

Statistics for Health Policy

2) The panel identified the essential components of a comprehensive program of statistics on the elderly that can be implemented within a decentralized statistical system and that would provide adequate data on aging for all functional areas and recommended changes and procedures that would facilitate integrating data from the various components. 3) The panel determined whether changes or refinements are needed in the statistical methodology used in health policy analysis or in the planning and administration of programs for the elderly and recommended actions or further research. The panel's 3 charges are addressed in separate chapters of the report

Long-term Care for Older Persons

A Policy Perspective

The Aging Client and Long-Term Care

Long-term care for the elderly

a factbook

A comprehensive, concise reference source on all topics relating to long-term care for the elderly, this book provides basic information on issues and legislation together with a compilation of significant national and regional data. It covers functional disability, health care expenditures and utilization, home health care, and community-based services. The final chapter, which deals with the problems of population aging on an international level, points out how the concerns of elderly persons are central to every industrialized country and how their growing numbers create a unique problem in the provision, planning, and allocation of resources.

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Maple Villa Long Term Care Centre - Long Term Care Home

A 93-bed long-term care home * 24-hour nursing care * access to regular and emergency medical care
* laundry and housekeeping
* meals
* administration of medications/treatments
* routine daily care by personal support workers
* recreational and social programs

Additional services and facilities:
* occupational therapy and physiotherapy
* restorative care
* palliative care
* special diets
* pet & art and craft therapy for residents with moderate to severe cognitive impairment
* life skills program provided daily

The home is committed to a Resident/Family Centred Care designed to assist residents to maintain and restore an optimal level of independence and enhancement of their quality of life * programs encourage mobility and interaction in a safe and secure environment

Located on public bus route

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.

Billings Court Manor - Long Term Care Home

160 bed long-term care home * private rooms and basic rooms * 24-hour nursing care * regular and emergency medical care
* meals and snacks, including special diets (on-site dietician)
* laundry
* administration of medications/treatments
* routine care by personal support workers (i.e., help with eating, dressing, bathing, walking)
* recreation and activities

Additional services and facilities:
* restorative care for strengthening and/or mobility
* physiotherapy
* hairdressing and barber services
* chapel (multi-faith worship services)

Burloak Long Term Care Centre - Long Term Care Home

144 bed Long-Term Care Home * residential care with 24-hour nursing and personal care * access to a doctor with 24-hour on-call coverage, and other health professionals

* personal care by Personal Support Workers (assistance with eating, dressing, bathing, walking)
* palliative care
* on-site lab and x-ray services
* full time Physiotherapy staff and Restorative Care Program
* Registered Dietitian
* Social Service Worker
* Chaplain
* Music Therapist
* on-site foot care, dentistry, optometry and audiology services
* personal laundry services
* recreational programming 7 days a week
* full service Hair Salon

Primary care staffing (staff do not rotate through building or shifts, providing better continuity of care for residents) * chaplaincy * music therapy * art therapy * horticulture therapy * hospitality suite available for families of palliative residents to use at no cost * Harvest Room and Gathering Place available for special events * gardens and patios that include both flowers and vegetables

The home is divided into five resident home areas, each with 24 to 30 residents * each home area has its own dining room, kitchen, living room, den, sun room and outdoor gardens * located in an established neighbourhood next door to a large park and public bus route

Accredited by CARF International

Chartwell Brant Centre - Long Term Care Home

175-bed long-term care home * private and basic rooms, suites for couples * 24-hour nursing care * access to regular and emergency medical care

Services include:
* laundry
* meals, including special diets
* assistance with medication/treatments and activities of daily living by Personal Support Workers
* recreation and social programs

Additional services and facilities:
* hair dressing
* occupational therapy or physiotherapy
* seven different neighbourhoods
* secure neighbourhood and outdoor courtyard with gardens, specially designed for those with cognitive impairment
* each resident home area has a dining room, spa area, living room and family room
* variety of personal suite types
* building also offers a celebration room, cappuccino bar, art centre, outdoor courtyards and cats and birds that live in the residence

Park Avenue Manor Retirement Home

* 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 - Long Term Care Home - Tansley Woods Long Term Care Facility

A 144 bed facility.

Services include:
* room and board
* 24-hour nursing supervision
* routine daily care by health care aides
* occupational therapy or physiotherapy
* regular and emergency medical care
* social and recreational programs
* administration of medications/treatments
* special diets
* personal laundry
* secure Memory Care unit for those with any stage of Alzheimer Disease or related dementias, including palliative care

Located near a public bus route.

For Tansley Woods Retirement, in the same complex, see separate record here

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

Shalom Village - Long-Term Care

127 Long Term Care beds * 65 private and 45 semi-private rooms with shared bathrooms * 15 convalescent beds, 3 interim beds Basic services include:
  • 24 hour nursing staff
  • furnishings and bed linens
  • laundry and housekeeping
  • personal hygiene supplies
  • medical/clinical supplies and devices
  • meals and medication administration
  • pastoral services
  • social and recreational programs
  • assistance with the essential activities of daily living

Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant - Local Health Integration Network (HNHB-LHIN) - Home and Community Care - Hamilton Branch

Access to health care support at home, at school, or in the community.

Care coordinators work with people in the community or leaving hospital to determine what help is needed and arrange for care. * Care is provided in community settings such as the home, school, residential facility or LHIN community clinic. * Referral to other community services, when appropriate services available to eligible patients may include:
• nursing
• nurse practitioner
• personal support
• physiotherapy and occupational therapy
• speech and language therapy
• social work
• nutrition and food counselling (dietitians)
• end-of-life care
• medical supplies and equipment (patient-specific supplies for LHIN care, such as catheters, ostomy bags, or wound care supplies)
• access to long-term care homes
• access to supported living (adult day programs, supportive housing, retirement homes, and assisted living)
• health support in the school
• specialized services for people living with specific health conditions
• referral to other community supports

Information and Referral - thehealthline.ca provides online access to health care information and services in Ontario, or call the referral phone service at 310-2222 - in English or 310-2272 (CASC) - in French

Wellington Long-Term Care and Retirement Community (The) - Long-Term Care

Accredited 102 bed long-term care home offering nursing and personal care on a 24-hour basis Rooms and basic services include:
  • furnishings and bed linens
  • laundry and housekeeping
  • personal hygiene supplies
  • medical/clinical supplies and devices
  • meals and medication administration
  • pastoral services
  • social and recreational programs
  • assistance with the essential activities of daily living

Access to a physician and other health professionals available

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

Non-profit, charitable organization provides client centered services to adults with long term physical disabilities in Palmer Place, a nonprofit apartment building for seniors (for Palmer Place record see here).

Services may include:
* 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
* escort programs
* medical appointments transportation

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

* therapeutic exercise
* recreational therapy