Confused by Your Maze of Options in Retirement Living?

People attempting to decide on the type of care they need for themselves or someone they love are often unaware or confussed by the many options available to them.
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April 13, 2011 - PRLog -- Confused by Your Maze of Options?

Sometimes as we age, staying in our own becomes difficult.  Finding the right solution can be a confusing process.  There are many options available, so make sure that you understand the distinction between a retirement home and a nursing home.

Retirement homes are privately owned rental accommodations for people needing minimal to moderate assistance with activities of daily living.  Applewood Retirement Residence, located at 1500 Lansdowne Street West in Peterborough provides a good example of a retirement home.  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.

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.

People residing in a retirement residence are protected by the Landlord Tenant Act.  Residents in a retirement home are able to manage and pay for their own care.  Retirement home rates are set by the operator and can be as high as $5000 a month.  At Applewood Retirement Residence all room are private and start at $2534 a month.  The amenities and services offered by retirement homes vary considerably.  At Applewood Retirement Residence we offer considerable flexibility. For example, you can choose to opt in or out of some services and/or your breakfast meal. You may also leave for extended periods of time -- such as for a vacation -- and retain your residence.

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 homes vary significantly, as do their costs. At Applewood Retirement Residence, our Supportive Program  includes meals, housekeeping, laundry, assisted bathing, 24 Nursing supervision, physiotherapy and recreational programs.  Additional services can be purchased. Applewood also provides short term stays, post hospitalization recovery stays, or vacation stays at special low rates.

Application to a nursing home is made through Community Care Access Centre (CCAC).  This agency qualifies individuals and arranges for placement.  Often, there are wait periods, especially for private rooms.  Application to a retirement residence is made directly to the home of choice.  Applewood Retirement Residence opened it’s doors on October 1st, 1988 and has provided a warm, caring environment with family values as the foundation for over 20 years.  Simply call (705) 749-1500 for more information.  Our expert staff would be happy to provide direction to help you through your maze of options

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About Applewood Retirment Residence:
We opened our doors on October 1st, 1988, providing a warm, caring environment with family values as the foundation for over 20 years.
At Applewood you can stroll through the resident's perenial gardens, daydream in the gazebo, relax on your private balcony or aptio with your coffee, enjot the sun and breeze on your face or mavel at the beautiful sunsets. Many varied activites await you each day. We have several suite options and program options to customize to your needs.
Drop in any time-no appointments are necessary for tours, enjoy a complemetary meal, and experience life at Applewood where Caring Hearts and Warm Memories flourish.
Source:Betty Smith
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