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Assisted Living

Services

  • Assisted Living across Canada

      We call it Assisted Living, but each provice refers to it differently. A pity, but it is what it is.     Across Canada terminology for assisted living varies…   more ]
  • Assisted Living Services

    Assisted Living services include any and all services that ensure a residents health, safety and quality of life. They essentially are designed to address an elderly person's limitations in the…   more ]
  • Tips on Choosing Assisted Living

    Finding an Assisted living residence that’s right for you, can be both time consuming and challenging.    You’re off to a good start with the TheCareGuide.com.     It’s often…   more ]
  • Assisted Living in Alberta

      Assisted Living in Alberta is both private pay and government funded (in "Designated Assisted Living, or DAL").  You apply directly to the residence of choice, or through Alberta Health…   more ]
  • Assisted Living in British Columbia

      Assisted living residences are registered facilities that provide housing, hospitality services, and one or two prescribed services to three or more adults.     Assisted Living refers to the…   more ]
  • Assisted Living in Manitoba

    Assisted Living Residences in Manitoba, are also referred to as Supportive Housing and Companion Care.     They are licensed and are regulated under the Regional Health Authority for Supportive…   more ]
  • Assisted Living in New Brunswick

    Assisted Living in New Brunswick is provided by Special Care Homes and by Community Residences.     Assisted living refers to the provision of housing and services that allow residents to age in…   more ]
  • Assisted Living in Newfoundland and Labrador

    In Newfoundland, Personal Care Homes , also known as Community Care Residences provide assisted living services.      Assisted living refers to the provision of housing and services that allow…   more ]
  • Assisted Living in Nova Scotia

      Assisted living is provided by residential care facilities (RCF’s) or Community based Options in Nova Scotia     Assisted living refers to the provision of housing and services that allow residents…   more ]
  • Assisted Living in Prince Edward Island

    In Prince Edward Island,  Community Care Facilities (CCF) provide assisted living services.     Assisted living refers to the provision of housing and services that allow residents to age in…   more ]
  • Assisted Living in Quebec

    Assisted living residences in Quebec are also known as Residence Pour Personnes Agees (Residences for the Elderly). They are licensed and must be registered under section 346.0.1 of the act respecting health…   more ]
  • Assisted Living in Saskatchewan

        Assisted Living Residences in Saskatchewan are required to be licensed and are regulated.      In Saskatchewan, Assisted Living is provided in Personal Care Homes, many in small residential homes,…   more ]
  • Background to What Seniors Need and Want

    In performing our market research studies, we realized that senior housing is needs based. At the extreme end of the needs spectrum are those seniors who need ongoing care and…   more ]
  • Nursing Home? Retirement Home? What's the Difference?

    Residential Choices, other than staying at home, range widely, from independent, age segregated apartments with minimal services, to progressively higher levels of services and supports, including care services in assisted…   more ]
  • The Full Spectrum of Senior Housing Choices

    The choices available in seniors’ housing include everything from living in your home, with home care, to progressively higher levels of support as we age.  Independent living  with minimal services…   more ]
  • The What, Why, When, Where and Who of Assisted Living

    The What, Why, When, Where and Who of Assisted Living What is Assisted Living? Assisted Living refers to assistance with the activities of daily living.  Activities like Hearing, Seeing, Speech,…   more ]
  • What is Assisted Living

    View the list of Assisted Living providers by city in the province of your choice: British Columbia Alberta Saskatchewan Manitoba Ontario Quebec Nova Scotia New Brunswick Newfoundland & Labrador    …   more ]

Residence-checklist

  • Home Safety Checklist

    Solutions For Better Aging Home Safety Checklist for seniors is a tool for caregivers to assess possible hazards and functional performance within the home environment.  It allows them to initiate…   more ]
  • Retirement Home Checklist

    When calling or visiting a prospective Independent/Supportive Living, Retirement or Assisted Living Residence, this checklist will help to ensure that you ask the necessary questions, allow you to keep notes…   more ]
  • Finding an appropriate Assisted Living residence

    Finding a residence that provides Assisted Living can be a very time-consuming and rather daunting task, but you're already off to a great start with The Care Guide, where we strive to…   more ]
  • Increasing Frailty

    As we age, increasing frailties, caused by various conditions such as heart disease and stroke, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson disease, vision deterioration, arthritis, diabetes, incontinence and others results in our…   more ]
  • Needs Assessment

    We have provided some points to consider or questions to ask of yourself or your loved one to help guide you in the right direction in terms of the most…   more ]

Costs

  • The Cost of Assisted Living

    The cost of assisted living services depends on the extent of the services needed.  There is a wide divergence in costs across the country.  A number of government initiatives provide…   more ]
  • Affordable Assisted Living or Supportive Living

    "Affordable" assisted living is an oxymoron because the higher cost of services both in hours as well as the higher level of professional staff needed result in additional costs that…   more ]
  • Care and Service Plans

      A Plan of Care or Care Plan is, in essence, a road map that provides direction for individualized care to a person in an assisted living setting, and contains…   more ]
  • More on the Cost of Assisted Living

    Retirement home costs vary widely, depending on the accommodation and the levels of service you need or choose. The Room or Accommodation A resident rents a suite and lots of amenities…   more ]
  • Retirement Residences

    Is Retirement Home Living Right for You? “Retirement Homes” has become a generic term that refers to seniors’ congregate living.  It is typically associated with the provision of care and…   more ]

Regulation

  • More About Assisted Living in Alberta

    Assisted living in Alberta is both private pay and government funded (in "Designated Assisted Living"). Costs to residents are market driven and, in the case of “Designated Assisted Living” are…   more ]
  • More About Assisted Living in British Columbia

    Assisted living residences are registered facilities that provide housing, hospitality services, and one or two prescribed services to three or more adults.  Assisted living is a semi-independent form of housing…   more ]
  • More About Assisted Living in Manitoba

    In Manitoba, there are a number of specific terms and programs used in Housing and Care for older adults - Supportive Housing and Companion Care    Supportive Housing (in Winnipeg, Brandon, Steinbach…   more ]
  • Regulation of the Retirement Home Industry

    Retirement Homes are private pay residences that provide care and housing to older adults and meet the need for those who are not frail enough for a long term care…   more ]
  • What is Assisted Living

    View the list of Assisted Living providers by city in the province of your choice: British Columbia Alberta Saskatchewan Manitoba Ontario Quebec Nova Scotia New Brunswick Newfoundland & Labrador    …   more ]