Care and living options offered by Chartwell Retirement Residences

Senior living communities offer a wide-range of care and living options for seniors interested in downsizing or receiving more support with daily living activities such as meal preparation or personal care. From independent living apartments to long term care homes, the variety of housing options and care levels available allow retirement communities to cater to the specific and unique needs of seniors.

Chartwell retirement and long term care residences provide an array of living and care options, programs and services to make sure each and every resident receives the level of support they need. Here is a summarized list of their offerings:

Independent living options
These care options are ideal for seniors who are looking to downsize and divest some of their everyday responsibilities—such as cooking, cleaning and maintaining a home—so more of their time can be devoted to relaxation and favourite hobbies. Services offered tend to include available meal options, laundry and housekeeping, access to all planned activities and outings, and 24-hour security, with little to no care. 

1. Independent Living entails private retirement suites, apartments, townhomes or cottages, and many include services such as prepared meals, housekeeping and access to all programs and activities carried out at the retirement residence.

2. Independent Supportive Living includes convenient retirement services such as three delicious meals per day and housekeeping, but it also gives residents the option to add on personal care services, such as medication administration, to their rental packages as their needs change.

Enhanced care and wellness services
For seniors who require more support with activities of daily living, and may benefit from additional care and wellness services that cater to their unique needs, these retirement living options can make life more comfortable and fulfilling:

1. Assisted Living combines the convenient retirement services associated with independent living with personal support and customized care plans. In many cases, assisted living residents also enjoy dedicated dining and lifestyle programs tailored to their needs and preferences.

2. Memory Care floors or neighbourhoods can be found in many retirement residences, and are specially-designed for seniors living with cognitive impairment. With trained staff and dedicated programs and activities, memory care helps residents managing dementia to lead happy and fulfilling lives in a safe and understanding environment.

3. Long Term Care or Extended Care homes are designed for seniors who need a lot of personal care support and assistance throughout the day. This living option offers 24-hour nursing care, and also includes meals and dedicated programs and activities for residents to enjoy.

"Short Stays are a great way to experience retirement living firsthand."

Other options

For seniors who want to test living at a particular retirement residence, or who require respite care following a hospital visit or health issue, many Chartwell homes are also offer Short Stays. This temporary accommodation includes a suite, meals, activities and any care required, and is a great option for seniors who want to experience retirement living firsthand without the commitment of a lease.

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