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Palliative care for Alzheimer's

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Seeking out memory care early, for those suffering from Alzheimer's' Disease, can be part of a holistic approach to dealing with the disease. Finding a retirement home where the safety and security of your loved one is ensured, is good advice for many families.  In many cases, the elderly loved one's traditional home may not be designed for safety or security of someone suffering from Alzheimer's.

Create a palliative care team ahead of time

Elderly dementia sufferers can make clear their care wishes in advance of their impending decline. If they have a relationship with care staff ahead of time, they can ensure that care staff knows their wishes. The advantages of this are many, but to list some basics:

  • Care staff can also come to fully understand the daily routines and requirements of your loved one
  • Care homes create an ongoing support structure as your elderly loved one's disease progresses past middle stages
  • Staff can develop a fuller understanding of what level of care he or she might expect and/or be fully comfortable with

Palliative care homes for Alzheimer's and dementia patients


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The Dunfield Retirement Residence
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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 Arbour Trails
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The Village of Arbour Trails

32 Bayberry Drive, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 0A2
Guelph retirement home offers Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Care, includes 24 hour onsite nursing staff and features its own Town Square.
The Village of Winston Park
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The Village of Winston Park

695 Block Line Road, Kitchener, Ontario, N2E 3K1
This elegant retirement residence in Kitchener-Waterloo offers a continuum of care from long-term care to assisted living to independent living seniors apartments.
The Village of Wentworth Heights
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The Village of Wentworth Heights

1620 Upper Wentworth St, Hamilton, Ontario, L9B 2W3
The Village of Wentworth Heights is a full-service retirement living community offering retirement apartments, full-service suites, assisted living and memory care.
The Village of Tansley Woods
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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.
The Village of Riverside Glen
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The Village of Riverside Glen

60 Woodlawn Road East, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 8M8
This elegant Guelph retirement home offers a range of care including assisted living and long term care, serviced by a friendly, caring staff.
The Village of Humber Heights
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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.
The Village of Erin Meadows
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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.
Ravines Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence
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Ravines Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence

626 & 636 Prado Private, Ottawa, Ontario, K2E 0B3
Villagia in the Glebe
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Villagia in the Glebe

480 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 3N6
Residents can choose their choice of suites with views of the Rideau Canal and Pretoria Bridge. Elegant dining, spacious ballroom, an indoor swimming pool and care services to suite all of your needs. Pet friendly.
Promenade Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence
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Promenade Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence

110 Rossignol Drive, Orleans, Ontario, K4A 0N2
With so much to do nearby, it’s easy to forget why you might want to stay home, but with its exceptional dining, impeccable design, and fun activities, you’ll find Promenade has many attractions of its own!
New Horizons Tower
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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.
Holland Gardens
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Holland Gardens

552 Holland St W, Bradford, Ontario, L3Z 2H4
Located in the heart of a vibrant community, Holland Gardens is the perfect place to live, laugh and enjoy life. An exciting community offering a luxurious resort lifestyle, an ideal place for inspired senior living.
Carleton Place Terrace by Symphony
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Carleton Place Terrace by Symphony

6 Arthur Street, Carleton Place, Ontario, K7C 4S4
Carleton Place Terrace welcomes pets: offers residents plenty of options with studios and one-bedrooms that may include a kitchenette & / or a walk-out . Activities & chef-prepared meals keep residents healthy & active.
Southbrook
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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.
Park Place Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence
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Park Place Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence

110 & 120 Central Park Dr, Ottawa, Ontario, K2C 4G3
Whether you're looking for independent living, assisted living or memory care, you can access them all in one location at Park Place. We are a vibrant, social community surrounded by parks and close to many amenities.
OPAL by Element
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OPAL by Element

438 West King Edward Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Y2J4
438 West King Edward Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y 2J4 Opal offers a full continuum of support from Independent Living, Assisted living all the way to Complex Care, allowing the opportunity for aging in place.
Delmanor Elgin Mills
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Delmanor Elgin Mills

80 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 0L3
Award Winning Delmanor Elgin Mills, has proudly served the Richmond Hill community over the past 15 years.
Credit River
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Credit River

175 Rutledge Rd., Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 0X7
Credit River is a 6-storey condo style residence, with an array of well-appointed suite styles to choose from and our highly-skilled health care professionals are available around the clock if you need them.
Carp Commons Retirement Village
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Carp Commons Retirement Village

458 Donald B. Munro Drive, Carp, Ontario, K0A 1L0
One visit to Carp Commons Retirement Village and you’ll see the difference in terms of amenities, food, services, programs, and the little touches that make it feel like home.
Hawthorn Park Retirement Community
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Hawthorn Park Retirement Community

867 KLO Road, Kelowna, British Columbia, V1Y 9G5
Living at Hawthorn Park Retirement Residence means you have choices & can customize the services you need, as you need them. We offer three lifestyle opportunities; supportive living, assisted living & complex care.
Spectrum Health Care
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Spectrum Health Care

2 Bloor Street East, Suite 2101, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 1A8
Spectrum Health Care offers a range of quality health care services designed to suit the individual needs of each client. Our services include nursing, personal/home support, foot care, physiotherapy, and companionship.
Wintergreene Estates
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Wintergreene Estates

4950 Pasqua Street, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4S 7L2
At Wintergreene you'll discover a combination of independence, privacy, activities, health and wellness programs & friendly companionship to savour throughout your retirement.
Closing The Gap Healthcare
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Closing The Gap Healthcare

2810 Matheson Blvd. E, Suite 100, Mississauga, Ontario, L4W 4X7
CTG provides healthcare services across Ontario and Nova Scotia, and is fully accredited with Accreditation Canada. Enriching Lives. Changing Tomorrow. Closing the Gap Healthcare supports you every step of the way.
Forest Valley Terrace
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Forest Valley Terrace

1510 St. Joseph Boulevard, Orleans, Ontario, K1C 7L1
Forest Valley Terrace is proud to be the only community that is designed & dedicated to accommodate the needs of seniors with all stages of Alzheimer’s, dementia or other forms of memory impairment in Ottawa.
Davenhill Senior Living
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Davenhill Senior Living

877 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3M2
Nestled in the heart of Toronto - known for our Christian heritage, exceptional value we provide, we embrace people of all backgrounds. Experience, engage & enjoy all that life has to offer at Davenhill Senior Living!
Seacliff Manor Retirement Residence
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Seacliff Manor Retirement Residence

30 Seacliff Drive, Leamington, Ontario, N8H 0E5
At Seacliff Manor, we provide a vibrant, supportive retirement lifestyle complete with restaurant style dining and social events and activities. Choose from independent living, assisted living, and memory care options.
Prince of Peace
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Prince of Peace

285030 Luther Rose Blvd NE, Calgary, Alberta, T1X 1M9
Prince of Peace a variety of suites styles with kitchenettes and incredible mountain views. It's the perfect residence for seniors who are active, require some assistance, or have memory care needs.
McCowan Retirement Residence
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McCowan Retirement Residence

2881 Eglinton Avenue East, Scarborough, Ontario, M1J 0A2
McCowan Retirement Residence is a vibrant and family oriented retirement home located in Scarborough. With team members who have been here since we opened in 2004, you can expect a warm welcome and a feeling of home.
Symphony Senior Living Kanata
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Symphony Senior Living Kanata

27 Weaver Crescent, Kanata, Ontario, K2K 2Z8
Enjoy the natural setting of the surrounding Kanata Lakes with access to shopping, parks and churches at Symphony Senior Living Kanata. This pet friendly community offers a variety of service packages and suites to fulfill your unique needs.
Chartwell Empress Kanata Retirement Residence
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Chartwell Empress Kanata Retirement Residence

170 McGibbon Drive, Kanata, Ontario, K2L 4H5
Chartwell Eau Claire Care Residence
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Chartwell Eau Claire Care Residence

301 7th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 1Y6
Chartwell Scarlett Heights Retirement Residence
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Chartwell Scarlett Heights Retirement Residence

4005 Eglinton Ave West, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9A 5H3
Chartwell Willow Retirement Community
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Chartwell Willow Retirement Community

12275-224th Street, Maple Ridge, British Columbia, V2X 6H5
Chartwell Deerview Crossing Retirement Residence
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Chartwell Deerview Crossing Retirement Residence

460 Rymal Road West, Hamilton, Ontario, L9B 0B2
Chartwell Georgian Traditions Retirement Residence
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Chartwell Georgian Traditions Retirement Residence

57 Trott Blvd., Collingwood, Ontario, L9Y 0A3

Further advantages

Professional staff can develop a personal relationship with your aging loved one that can help to keep them grounded as they pass into the final stages and into their final days. Later, this fully developed, grounded relationship can be profoundly important to helping caregivers fully understand how to help the patient as they enter the final stages in the progress of the disease. This mutual understanding can help alleviate stress and confusion in the difficult times ahead.  Looking far ahead, there is an opportunity to make those final days less stressful than they might be, hopefully avoiding a move to a hospital environment, for example.

Looking ahead as early on as possible, you can garner memory care in a care home, where your loved one lives in optimal safety. As the disease progresses, retirement residences are perfectly equipped to help with a variety of needs related to dementia. Specifically, these needs include the following:

  • feeding difficulties and other assistance typically related to assisted living facilities
  • wandering, sundowning, and other aspects of the advanced disease
  • infection and other medical issues

Later, the fully developed relationship among all caregiving staff with the client can be key to coping in the final days when your elderly loved one is in palliative care. Given the understanding that Alzheimer's Disease is progressive toward death, it can be wise to look ahead to that end, and find a retirement home early that offers everything you need, including palliative care. 




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