Retirement homes differ from nursing homes (known as long term care homes). Just like in a nursing home, all the meals are provided. The difference comes in the level of personal care that can be offered by staff. Each retirement home outlines the level of care that they are equipped to offer. Unlike a nursing home, retirement homes cannot help with all levels of personal care. If your parent begins to need help with personal care such as dressing, bathing, incontinence care, etc you will need to supplement the care that can be offered by the retirement home staff.
Warm Embrace can fill the gap for you. Providing the additional care for your parent allows them to remain living in the retirement home of their choice for much longer, potentially delaying the move into a nursing home. Additional care also fills the gap if your loved one is waiting for nursing home placement but wishes to remain in the retirement home until a bed becomes available.
Much like with nursing home care, the social connection offered by a Companion Aide can have positive health benefits for your parent. Your parent will feel more connected and have something to look forward to each day or week. Instead of being so keenly aware of the losses they are experiencing (loss of ability, loss of hearing or sight, loss of licence, etc), they will be able to celebrate the addition of a new friend.
Residents of a retirement home may be eligible to participate in our Triple Vitality program.Triple Vitality promotes healthy active living by providing physical exercise, mental stimulation, and social interaction. These three elements of health are important for all people of all ages. For more information about the Triple Vitality program, please click this button: