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Independent Living

  • Independent living in a Chartwell retirement home in Québec is a lifestyle option that is ideal for active and independent seniors or individuals looking to downsize. Older adults who choose independent living appreciate not having to spend time and energy on the many tasks associated with homeownership, preferring an uncomplicated, worry-free lifestyle focused on the people and pursuits they love most.

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  • An engaging social life, 24/7 staff support, and a sense of personal safety and security are the cornerstones of independent living at Chartwell. If you or a loved one choose independent living, you can expect to benefit from:

    • Delicious and healthy meals in our restaurant-like dining rooms
    • Organized activities and outings to foster socialization
    • Housekeeping services to keep your apartment fresh and clean

    Depending on your Chartwell retirement residence, included or optional add-on services that may be available are:

    • Personal laundry or linen
    • Transportation
    • Customized care plans

    Don’t forget various on-site amenities and optional leisure and fitness activities that you can choose to participate in at your convenience.

  • Flexible care and support options

    Typically, seniors who choose independent living do not require any personal care services, and are seeking social engagement, convenience, and the peace of mind of a secure community. But we understand that your needs sometimes change quicker than expected. When needed, seniors can benefit from optional customized care services for assistance with their daily routine. Depending on the services available in the retirement residence you are interested in Québec, personal support services may be offered by:

    • Chartwell staff
    • through government-funded home care services (CSSS)
    • private pay agencies

Assisted Living

  • What does assisted living in one of our retirement homes in Québec entail? If you or a loved one would benefit from significant daily support to live in comfort and with the quality of life you deserve, then our assisted living lifestyle may be the right choice for you.

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  • What does assisted living in one of our retirement homes in Québec entail? If you or a loved one would benefit from significant daily support to live in comfort and with the quality of life you deserve, then our assisted living lifestyle may be the right choice for you.

    Assisted living combines convenient retirement services with personalized care support. This lifestyle option is ideal for seniors who need help with their daily routine and customized care services that can help maintain or improve their comfort and quality of life. Services may include:

    • Medication management and distribution
    • Assistance with morning or evening routines
    • Showering or bathing assistance
    • An escort to meals and activities
    • Hand and foot care
    • And many more specialized services
  • In addition to our own nursing and support staff, you or a loved one can also benefit from access to on-site physicians and nurse practitioners, meaning most of your health care needs can be attended to within your own apartment. Rest assured, our Health and Wellness Managers are here to partner with you to build a custom plan of care and will review it with you regularly to ensure we are safely meeting your unique needs and preferences.

    Care and support services aren’t the only advantages of choosing assisted living; you or a loved one can also enjoy key features like:

    • Three meals a day
    • Weekly housekeeping
    • A host of engaging activities, entertainment, and outings

    In some cases, you’ll find dedicated floors within our retirement residences, providing a warm and inviting setting where family and friends are welcome. Our specialized dining and life enrichment programming is conducted in our very own dining rooms, lounges, and outdoors spaces for maximum accessibility and convenience. All other amenity spaces and activities found in our retirement residence are at your disposal too.

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Secured Care Units

  • Are you navigating the early stages of dementia, or have an aging parent, spouse, or family member living with Alzheimer’s? Do you want to find an inviting home that feels safe and secure, with access to specialized services and support that can help you or a loved one lead a good day, every day? Then Chartwell’s memory care services in Québec may be the right fit for your next chapter in life.

    Chartwell’s dedicated services for people living with cognitive challenges are offered in a secure setting. In addition to convenient retirement living services like dining, housekeeping and laundry, seniors benefit from specific care services and activities:

    • High staff-to-resident ratios
    • Access to nursing staff
    • Amenity spaces like dining rooms, lounges, and outdoor space
    • Specialized dining and activities to support our residents living with dementia, incorporating their unique interests and abilities to create an environment that is engaging, interactive, and entertaining
  • When it comes to the care services you or a loved one will receive, our Health and Wellness Manager will partner with you to build a customized plan of care, designed to maximize independence, comfort, and quality of life. You may receive valuable care services like:

    • Assistance with morning or evening routines, such as dressing, grooming, showering, or continence care
    • Cueing assistance and an escort to meals and activities
    • Medication management
    • And many more specialized services

    With Chartwell’s person-centred approach to memory care, our dedicated staff are trained on how to support individuals living with dementia to adequately meet their needs, considering their abilities and their interests.

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Cost of Senior Living in Quebec

Depending on the senior living option you select the monthly rental cost in a retirement residence can vary widely. Other factors like the size of your apartment (studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom layout, etc.), additional services you add onto your base rent, the luxuriousness of the retirement home you’re interested in, as well as the geographical location also influence how much you or a loved one may pay per month.

You can find starting at prices for each Chartwell residence on their webpage, which can help you get a better idea of costs in your area. Alternatively, contact us today and we’ll walk you through the specific pricing of Chartwell retirement communities in your neighbourhood and help you understand the costs associated with the services, support, and suite sizes you’re interested in.

Additionally, in Québec you can benefit from the Tax credit for home-support services for seniors. If you are 70 or older, you can claim a tax credit for expenses paid for home-support services such as meals, housekeeping, laundry services, or personal care services. For more details, speak with one of our Retirement Living Consultants or visit Revenu Quebec’s website.

What is the difference between senior living and long term care?

Understanding what makes a Chartwell retirement residence different than a residential and long-term care centre (CHSLD in Québec) can be difficult. Many people assume the two senior care options are the same thing, but they are very different in several ways. CHSLDs care for people whose decreased independence prevents them from living on their own, requiring heavier care totaling more than three hours a day. There are public and private CHSLDs and the amount the government requires as a contribution is determined by the RAMQ. To apply for long term care, you need to contact your local health and social service centre (CSSS). Read our blog to learn about the key differences between retirement residences and long term care centres.

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Why would I choose retirement living over homecare?

If you or a loved one are considering your aging care options, it’s natural you may be looking at aging at home with homecare services as a possible choice. Those homecare services could be provided by your local health and social services centre (CSSS), but there might be a waiting list before you get access to the services you need. You could also pay for personalized homecare services offered by a private agency, where fees can vary and get expensive. That's why retirement living benefits are worth exploring before making your final decision. Review our comparison chart to see how the advantages of each option stack up against one another.

Questions about the lifestyle and care options at Chartwell retirement homes in Québec? Contact us today to speak with one of our Retirement Living Consultants or to book a tour at a Chartwell residence near you.

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