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Palliative care in London area

Seniors' care homes are a noteworthy alternative

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Families of seniors in need of palliative care in London and area should consider the benefits offered by retirement residences. When you consult with the London CCAC, they will offer you a variety of hospice care options, ranging from home care services to hospitalization, in one of several exceptional local health care facilities. However, the demand for, and potential wait times for these care services may impede you from getting the care you want.

London area retirement residences, like those listed below, present a worthwhile alternative that all families should consider.  Consider the following residences with hospice and palliative care beds available.

Retirement homes offering palliative care

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Longworth by Sifton

Longworth by Sifton

600 Longworth Road, London, Ontario, N6K 4X9
Voted London's Best Retirement Residence six years running! We promote our passion for seniors living well by offering choices for an active, wellness focused lifestyle with the security of knowing help is at hand.
RiverBend Golf Community

RiverBend Golf Community

2200 Jack Nash Drive, London, Ontario, N6K 5R3
Upon completion, RiverBend will include a collection of 400+ new homes, all built throughout the incredible 18-hole golf course that rests in the heart of the community.
Richmond Woods Retirement

Richmond Woods Retirement

200 North Centre Road, London, Ontario, N5X 0B1
A desirable retirement residence in London, Ontario, with 130 suites plus a variety of extensive amenities designed to provide the ultimate in retirement living.
The Waverley

The Waverley

10 Grand Avenue, London, Ontario, N6C 1K9
The Waverley combines the grace and charm of an elegant Victorian mansion with all the modern care and services for inspired senior living. A warm and inviting residence, truly, a place that "feels like home,”
Oakcrossing Retirement Living

Oakcrossing Retirement Living

1238 Oakcrossing Road, London, Ontario, N6H 0K2
Welcome to Oakcrossing Retirement Living, where we have a fresh perspective on senior living. Offering a large variety of studios, one- and two-bedroom suites with both retirement and assisted living services available.
Chartwell Royalcliffe Retirement Residence

Chartwell Royalcliffe Retirement Residence

609 Wharncliffe Road South, London, Ontario, N6J 0A4
Chartwell Riverside Retirement Residence

Chartwell Riverside Retirement Residence

201 Riverside Drive, London, Ontario, N6H 1E5
Dorchester Terrace

Dorchester Terrace

143 Byron Ave, Dorchester, Ontario, N0L 1G5
Dorchester Terrace will offer area seniors a variety of suite choices, wellness support services, medication administration, housekeeping services, physiotherapy and daily dining in an open restaurant-style dining room.

Why a retirement home for palliative care?

Getting palliative care at home or in a hospital setting is accepted practice, the typical way most families choose to deal with this delicate time. However, there are many advantages to getting this type of care in a retirement home.

Consider the following benefits:

  • Retirement homes are less busy than many hospitals and other clinical settings
  • There is likely to be less of a wait time (if any)
  • Homes are staffed with professional care workers (ranging from medical doctors to PSWs) trained in seniors' care
  • Care may include extra health services such as assistance with feeding, dressing, bathing, incontinence and more
  • Ailing seniors will be in community with others their own age and will be able to share their experiences with others

Palliative care in a retirement home makes more sense than many other options; it's a perfect compromise between home and clinical settings.

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Planning palliation for dementia sufferers

Sadly, diagnoses of Alzheimer's Disease and some other dementias are terminal. To make the best of it, families should consider availing themselves of one of the many superb retirement residences in London that offer both memory care and hospice care.

Ultimately, it's most considerate to find one solution for declining seniors, where they can stay for the duration of their disease. Patients with early to moderate dementia can familiarize themselves with their environment, and with the care workers around them (including personal service workers, nurses and others they see daily). For their part, care workers can work with and grow to know your aging relative. This suitably holistic way of planning out dementia care (and eventually, inevitably, hospice care) is one small way families can help make the best of a lamentable situation.

No matter the circumstances, palliative care in a retirement residence offers many advantages. Care workers Comfort Life has heard from offer anecdotes that illustrate the unique value of this environment: "It's a warmer environment here [than you will find in a hospital or hospice care ward in long term care homes]," says Sharron, care worker at one residence. "They know that their life is coming to an end. But they feel comfortable here. It's a home [not a clinic]." 

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