Senior Care - Older Adults

We know that as our family members age their care needs may change over time. Many seniors are able to live independently in their own homes, however, may need help with health care, or other support and services in order to maintain their independence. Senior care providers can offer a wide array of services, including help with grocery shopping and nutritious meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping, and companionship. Perhaps the senior or loved one in your family needs help with bathing and dressing but can otherwise manage throughout the day. Or, they need transportation to medical appointments within their community but do not feel comfortable taking public transit. Perhaps the care they require is temporary - following a surgery or sickness, while they regain strength. Whatever their care needs may be, we have the resources available to help you find caring, trustworthy and affordable Senior Care providers in your community.

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Primary Care for Older Adults

Models and Challenges

This book provides a comprehensive and systematic state-of-the science review of major primary care delivery models, how they address specific needs of older adults, and available evidence for their efficacy. Written by experts in the field, this book explores the patient-centered medical home model (PCMH) in depth and dives into the complexities of the “medical neighborhood”. It describes and analyzes primary care specifically directed toward special, complex populations, such as the Health Home for safety net patients with mental health needs, and intensive primary care for older adults. It reviews an array of primary care models related to dual eligible patients including the GRACE primary care consultation model and PACE models. It describes primary care with Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants and explores in-depth the massive effort within the VA to develop the Patient Activated Care Team (PACT), a VA form of the PCMH that also has several offshoots that address complex older veterans and veterans with severe mental illness. Finally, it illuminates rarely discussed primary care that occurs within the home and within long-term care. Throughout the entire book, experts navigate the workforce, care quality, and financing challenges of primary care for older adults. Primary Care for Older Adults is a valuable resource for clinicians, researchers, patients, caregivers and their advocates, and policy makers who have an interest in designing, promoting, and implementing high quality primary care for older adults.

Care of the older adult

Using Technology to Improve Care of Older Adults

State-of-the-art developments in multiple new technologies for older adult care Grounded in a unique team-based geriatrics perspective, this book delivers a broad range of current, evidence-based knowledge about innovative technology that has the potential to advance the care and well being of older adults. It provides key information about the development, selection, and implementation of technology products, and describes research evidence, education-based initiatives, and systems thinking. The book also examines challenges and barriers to implementation, adoption and innovation. From telehealth and assistive technology in the home to simulation and augmented reality in educational settings, the text provides a hands-on, field-tested articulation of how products can aid in the transitional care process, chronic care delivery, and geriatrics/gerontology education. It discusses technology developments in rural areas, home telehealth, wearable technology, personalized medicine, social robots, technology to assist seniors with cognitive impairments, the potential of artificial intelligence to enhance health care of older adults. The text is written to help health care professionals select the appropriate technology for their needs. Key Features: Describes the most current technology resources, evidence, and developments for older adult care Based on a team-centered approach Written by interprofessional health care providers experienced in implementing, developing and adopting technology to assist older adults Includes case studies depicting technology-related successes and failures Addresses the challenges, barriers, and opportunities for transforming aging with technology across transitions of care

Community Resources for Older Adults

Programs and Services in an Era of Change

Community Resources for Older Adults: Programs and Services in an Era of Change, Fourth Edition, by Robbyn Wacker and Karen Roberto, provides an in-depth review of policy and programs for the "aging network," answering such key questions as "How have programs for older adults evolved?" "Who uses these resources?" "How are they delivered?" and "What challenges do service providers face in meeting the needs of the aging baby-boom generation?" To give students the foundational knowledge they need to meet the needs of their older clients, the authors provide a theoretical framework for understanding the forces that shape older adults' likelihood to seek assistance, include in-depth reviews of the current body of empirical literature in each program area, and discuss the challenges programs and services will face in the future.

Reichel's Care of the Elderly

Clinical Aspects of Aging

Reichel's formative text is designed as a practical guide for health specialists confronted with the unique problems of geriatric patients.

Care of Older Adults

A Strengths-based Approach

By taking a strengths-based approach, this book encourages nursing practice with a focus on individuals' potential and capacities rather than their limits.

The Care of the Older Person

Society, as a whole is getting older. Thanks to the extraordinary advances in technology and medicine, humans are now living longer than ever before, and are shifting the demographic make-up on a worldwide scale. As a result, more and more of us are living and engaging with an aging population in both our personal and professional lives, and there's a heightened demand for concrete research and advice for how to effectively provide care for this growing demographic. The Care of the Older Person brings together some of today's most experienced researchers to provide concrete answers for care providers of all kinds-- doctors, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists-- those who build, run, and staff the facilities and housing for all of the aging population, as well as spouses and children of elderly. Most importantly, this information is for seniors themselves, who want to feel empowered in their stage of life.

Home care for older people in Europe

a comparison of policies and practices

The growing number of very old people and their present and future demands upon existing health and social service resources is of major concern among practitioners and policy makers throughout Europe. This book makes an important contribution to the debate about the future of care for this population group from a cross-national perspective. Policies in most countries stress the need for older people to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. Home care services, in particular home help, are one of the most important ingredients in the service mix necessary to achieve this goal. Chapters on individual countries describe the range and nature of service provision and discuss the effectiveness of home care policies and the major issues facing the future of home care provision. Three chapters address the issues from a comparative perspective, highlighting similarities and differences in provision and policies, and exploring ways of explaining the major differences.

Aging Independently

Living Arrangements and Mobility

Joy Boosters

120 Ways to Encourage Older Adults

"Joy Boosters" is a powerful, practical pocket guide filled with ideas to encourage older adults in their spiritual walk. These simple, creative suggestions can be used by families and friends of older adults, churches and church leaders, and caregivers and senior residence facility workers.

Caring for Older People in Australia

Principles for Nursing Practice

Drawing on the multidisciplinary expertise of Australia’spreeminent academics and clinicians from the aged care community,Caring for Older People in Australia presents undergraduatestudents with a holistic guide to care provision in a rapidlygrowing sector. In recognition that clinical competencies and‘issues’ do not occur in isolation, the text integratesthe most up-to-date multidisciplinary research and policy with thepractical realities of caring for older people. Caring for Older People in Australia adopts aperson-centred, primary healthcare focus to explore the mostcontemporary issues in aged care, such as: Sexuality Culture, diversity and spirituality Nutrition and hydration Prevention of falls Promoting continence Pharmacology and complementary therapies Attitudes and communication Care of the older person in the emergency department Rehabilitation, co-morbidity and complex care Pain and the older person Palliation Depression Understanding and responding to behaviours Bereavement Caring for Older People in Australia reflects the richdiversity of people, settings and approaches to care and providesstudents numerous opportunities for critical reflectionthroughout.

Retooling for an Aging America

Building the Health Care Workforce

As the first of the nation's 78 million baby boomers begin reaching age 65 in 2011, they will face a health care workforce that is too small and woefully unprepared to meet their specific health needs. Retooling for an Aging America calls for bold initiatives starting immediately to train all health care providers in the basics of geriatric care and to prepare family members and other informal caregivers, who currently receive little or no training in how to tend to their aging loved ones. The book also recommends that Medicare, Medicaid, and other health plans pay higher rates to boost recruitment and retention of geriatric specialists and care aides. Educators and health professional groups can use Retooling for an Aging America to institute or increase formal education and training in geriatrics. Consumer groups can use the book to advocate for improving the care for older adults. Health care professional and occupational groups can use it to improve the quality of health care jobs.

Adults with ADD

Adult ADD/HD

Natural Skin Care

Skin Care Products

Older Lesbians

Self-Care

Tai Chi for Seniors

Adult Sports

Adults abused as children

Senior housing

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)

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

Village of Walkers Green - Heritage Place and Heritage Walk

Heritage Place: 4151 Kilmer Dr
Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites with balcony
Includes: kitchenette * private bathroom * 3 meals daily * weekly housekeeping and linen service * 24-hr emergency response * 7 day/week nurse consultation * recreational activities * parking available * pets permitted

Heritage Walk: 4081 Kilmer Dr
26 two-bedroom bungalows for independent seniors with patio
Includes: access to all Village of Walker's Green amenities * 5 appliances * 4 meals per week * weekly housekeeping * 24-hr emergency response * 7 day/week nurse consultation * designated parking * pets permitted

Offers: health support program (pharmacy and nurse consultation) * library with computer/internet * theatre * games room * fitness and wellness centre * baker's kitchen * chapel

Additional services available, at extra cost, include: hairdressing and spa services * foot care * personal laundry * medication reminders * companionship and personal care support

Transportation for excursions

Pearl & Pine Retirement

Offers:
* units with 1-bedroom, 1-bedroom plus den, 2-bedroom and 2-bedroom plus den
* all suites have kitchenette, one or two bathrooms
* emergency response system and fire system
* air conditioned, individual room thermostats
* staff on duty Mon-Sun 24 hours
* nurse manager on-site and on call after hours
* doctor working on site
* recreational activities
* small pets permitted

Independent Living:
* 3 meals daily
* unlimited snacks
* weekly housekeeping and linen service
* daily bed making and in-suite garbage removal

Additional services available at extra cost, include:
* medications administration
* personal laundry
* personal care
* assistance with activities of daily living
* homemaker services
* companion services

Respite care program
Provides short-term care available by the month, week or day, including:
* 3 meals daily
* 4 visits daily (am/pm care and 2 safety checks)
* Mon-Sun 24-hours nursing care

Other amenities:
Fitness program and gym * indoor heated parking * guest suite * town car and bus

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)

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

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 record 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
* 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

Therapies
* therapeutic exercise
* recreational therapy

Waterdown Manor

Basic services include:

  • 24 hour nursing staff

  • couples rooms

  • private and semi-private room with shared or private bathroom

  • crisis admissions

  • personal care

  • medication administration

  • emergency response system

  • meals

  • housekeeping

  • linens, bed changes

  • laundry

  • social, recreation programs

  • provides short stay (i.e. temporary, vacation, convalescent, respite care) when space permits

LaSalle Park Retirement Community

Offers:
* independent living and assisted living suites
* studio, 1-bedroom, 1-bedroom plus den, and 2-bedroom suites
* all suites have kitchenette, en suite bathroom
* personal emergency response system and fire system consisting of smoke detectors and sprinkler system
* support staff on duty Mon-Sun 24 hours
* small pets permitted

Includes 3 meals daily (can accommodate most therapeutic diets, including diabetic, low-sodium, and renal * in-suite meal service available) * weekly housekeeping and linen service

Assisted living services (also available on a la carte basis in independent living suites) include: health care * assistance with daily living * medication administration * bathing assistance * companion services

Transportation provided for routine trips and special excursions

Additional amenities include: exercise room * fitness studio * indoor heated salt-water pool * beauty salon

Respite Stay offered based on availability

Sunrise Senior Living - Sunrise of Burlington - Burlington

Also offers an aging-in-place alternative to Long-Term Care for seniors including Alzheimer care, support services and a secure environment for those with memory impairment.

Accommodations:
Two-room suites, single suites and companion living (shared accommodation), all suites have a bathroom and kitchenette * registered practical nurse on site * recreational activities and programs

Included services:
Meals and snacks * housekeeping and laundry service

Optional services (may be additional cost):
Medication coordination and administration * assistance with personal care

Short term, trial and long term respite accommodation available for caregiver relief * also available for seniors discharged from hospital requiring more care and supervision than can be received at home

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)

Oakville. Recreation and Culture - Seniors Programs, Iroquois Ridge Older Adults Centre - Iroquois Ridge Older Adults Centre

A recreation centre for older adults.

Registered Programs
* aquatic bone & joint therapeutic care
* aquatic Parkinson's boxing therapeutic care
* bone & joint therapeutic care
* bridge - mentored duplicate
* gentle osteo fit
* line dancing
* pickleball
* square dancing
* tai chi
* walk better, be stronger therapeutic care
* yoga

Drop-in Programs
* bid euchre
* book club
* bridge
* crafts
* discussion group
* Friendship luncheon
* DVD Lecture series - History of Ancient Egypt
* euchre
* Find it and Finish it arts and crafts
* mah jong
* scrapbooking
* tennis
* table tennis
* Pathfinders Hiking group of Oakville

Check the current Seniors Services Newsletter or the Parks, Recreation & Culture Guide for more information.