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Memory Care in Mississauga and Brampton

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Families dealing with Alzheimer's in the Mississauga area (Brampton, Etobicoke, Oakville and Burlington) have a variety of help available. This help includes home care services and adult day programs for those in the early stages of the disease, and memory care facilities for those in the later stages of dementia.

Consult homes and services listed below to learn what they have to offer.

Memory care homes & services in Mississauga & Brampton


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The Village of Erin Meadows

The Village of Erin Meadows

2930 Erin Centre Boulevard, Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 7M4
Mississauga's unique continuum of care concept featuring Independent Living Suites, Retirement Apartments, Full Service Suites with walk out patios, Assisted Care, Memory Care and Long Term Care.
Southbrook

Southbrook

400 Ray Lawson Blvd., Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 4G4
Southbrook is all about choice - the choice to do what you want, when you want. We celebrate independence but we are here to provide assistance whenever you need it. Southbrook....be a part of the family.
The Village of Humber Heights

The Village of Humber Heights

2245 Lawrence Avenue West, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9P 3W3
The Village of Humber Heights in Etobicoke offers different levels of service from independent apartments with meals to assisted living to long-term care.
Forestview Retirement Residence

Forestview Retirement Residence

537 Finch Ave West, Toronto Ontario, Ontario, M2R 3Y3
New Horizons Tower

New Horizons Tower

1140 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M6H 4E6
From gracious dining to new suites and lounges, residents are enjoying the new management and upgrades found at 1140 Bloor Street West, in the Heart of Bloordale Village.
The Dunfield Retirement Residence

The Dunfield Retirement Residence

77 Dunfield Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4S 2H3
The Dunfield Retirement Residence has established a new standard in senior retirement living in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) with 177 spacious apartments. Where people come to LIVE!
The Village of Tansley Woods

The Village of Tansley Woods

4100 Upper Middle Road, Burlington, Ontario, L7W 4W8
Elegant Burlington, Ontario retirement home including everything from the current long term care to new independent living suites, offering various seniors services.
Mosaic Home Care Services & Community Resource Centre

Mosaic Home Care Services & Community Resource Centre

2900 Steeles Avenue East, Suite 218, Thornhill, Ontario, L3T 4X1
Mosaic offers medical and non-medical care support for people of all ages & needs in the GTA, at home, hospital, retirement home or Long-term care facility.
McCowan Retirement Residence

McCowan Retirement Residence

2881 Eglinton Avenue East, Scarborough, Ontario, M1J 0A2
McCowan Retirement Residence has been the leader in providing retirement lving since 2004. Winners of the 2016 Scarborough Mirror Reader's Choice diamond award for Best Retirement Residence.

Find care matching the stage you are at

Finding Alzheimer's help or memory care in Mississauga will be different at different stages of the disease. Families should contact the local CCAC, to start. They will give you their overview of care options.

Here is our overview of care options. Our take may be different from the CCAC's; we are focused on the advantages offered by private alternatives, over public. Let's look at how care options match up with stages in the development of dementia.

During early stages of the disease, memory care takes the form of family caregiving. The disease progresses at different rates in each case, so this may work for you as long as your loved one is only exhibiting early symptoms and remains relatively independent. 

As the disease advances, you may see Sundown Syndrome or similar issues arise, and at this point you should consider getting in home health care. This can be subsidized with the help of the local CCAC, or you may choose to hire a private home care service. Adult day programs are another Mississauga memory care option that can spell off caregiving. These programs can also help alleviate memory loss and some other symptoms of dementia. 

Respite care services offered by retirement homes and other care facilities are important to keep in mind at this point. There is some government support for this, also: the CCAC supports 90 days of respite care for caregivers annually (60 days maximum at once), provided you meet the requirements, and there are respite care beds available. If you qualify, this can be a boon to your ability to give care. You can even take a holiday, to help you manage your stress and avoid caregiver fatigue.

Later in the process, you will need full time help. You also need to begin to plan for the end, sadly. There is inevitability in this – but there are ways to make the best of this. Cures and robust treatments of the disease are still nowhere beyond the merely experimental (as of late 2016). 

For a look at finding care for types of dementia other than Alzheimer's in the GTA, see our page on dementia care in Toronto

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Mississauga memory care homes: the best solution for several reasons

One way to make the best of your situation is to get your beloved family member into the best memory care facilities available. Memory care facilities in Mississauga, Brampton, Etobicoke, Oakville and Burlington as listed above, offer exceptional facilities and services. These offer the best possible environments and personal care available, including the following:

  • Design for Alzheimer's patients. There are a growing number of retirement homes in Mississauga and elsewhere that are designed specifically for people with Alzheimer's and related dementias. Design aspects can include rounded hallways and colour-coding to indicate pathways. Labels on the doors (in both the memory care ward hallways and in individual quarters) can help patients remember where the door leads to (e.g. bathroom, closet, etc.) Dedicated care pathways outside are also available at some care facilities. Reduced lighting and stimulation inside can also help reduce anxiety. Controlled exits are another important part of these accommodations.
  • Dedicated therapies are offered in memory care facilities in Mississauga, Brampton and area. These include Java Music Club, a program that uses music to facilitate personal interaction. This program, used in many long term care facilities was developed here in Canada. There are other Alzheimer's programs, including the Ashby Memory Method.
  • Onsite staff is trained in approaches to Alzheimer's care, including the Gentle Persuasive Approach.
  • Additional facilities can include other assistive features like a Snoezelen room that uses light therapy to soothe dementia sufferers in an environment that provides gentle stimulation.
  • Other therapies and assistive features are being innovated, also. Contact residences to learn more.

During these later stages, you should also research long term care, finding residences that suit your family best in terms of location, facilities, care offered and other factors. Make a list, then hold fast. When you contact the CCAC they will recommend readily-available beds but it is important that you investigate the home first. Many experts in the industry caution that long term care facilities are not "all the same;" some are certainly less desirable than others. If you turn down the bed recommended by the local CCAC you will be put on a waiting list, and you may end up on that waiting list for a long time. Good long term care homes are hard to get into, in the end. 

Selecting private memory care facilities is one other scenario in which families choose to move loved ones into high quality Mississauga memory care facilities, like those listed above. This is a good solution while you wait to get a long term care bed in a facility that your family desires. Giving your loved one the best care environment available is something you will never regret. 

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