Sometimes as we age, staying in our own home can become more difficult. Finding the right solution for you can be a confusing process. There are many options available, so making sure that you understand the distinction between a retirement community and a nursing home is important in helping you make a good decision.
In a nursing home, also referred to as a Long Term Care Facility, residents have higher care needs. There is 24 hour care available to help with necessities like bathing, eating and medical needs. Retirement communities are privately owned rental accommodations for people needing minimal to moderate assistance with activities of daily living. Adelaide Place, located at 84 Adelaide Street South in Lindsay provides a good example of a retirement community.
Nursing homes are licensed, regulated and funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Rates are subsidized by the government for those who qualify. For "standard or basic" accommodation the rate is $1543.95 per month, $1787.29 for semi-private accommodation and $2091.45 per month for private accommodation. Nursing home services are inclusive of care, meals, laundry and housekeeping. The types and levels of homemaking help, personal care, and health services offered by retirement communities vary significantly, as do their costs.
People residing in a retirement community are protected by the Landlord Tenant Act. Retirement community rates are set by the operator and can be as high as $5000 a month. At Adelaide Place all rooms are private one or two bedroom suites, and start at $2900 a month. The amenities and services offered by retirement communities vary considerably. At Adelaide Place we offer flexibility and an all-inclusive experience. For example, you have flexible times to come for each meal, you order from a diverse menu, can come and go as you please, and have many social and physical activities to choose from. At Adelaide Place, the rate includes utilities, 3 meals a day, 24 hour café, movie theatre, pool, fitness center, housekeeping, linen/towel laundry service, physiotherapy, 24 hour emergency response system, medication services and recreational programs. Additional services can also be purchased to support different care needs.
Application to a nursing home is made through Community Care Access Centre (CCAC). This agency qualifies individuals and arranges for placement. Often, there are long wait periods, especially for private rooms. Application to a retirement residence is made directly to the home of choice. Adelaide Place is Lindsay’s newest retirement community, having opened January 2011, and is now accepting residents. Simply call (705) 212-0201 for more information or visit our website at www.adelaideplace.com. Our expert team would be happy to provide direction to help you through your maze of options, and show you how Adelaide Place could be the right place for you!
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