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Palliative care in Oshawa

An alternative solution for the Durham region

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Throughout the Oshawa area (including Ajax, Pickering, Whitby), there are a number of care options available for those reaching end-of life with a terminal diagnosis. Retirement homes offer a solution that combines many of the best aspects of other choices: a home-like environment with ready care staff and medical staff.

Consult with residences listed below to learn about kinds of palliative care available.

Palliative care homes in Oshawa area


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The Village of Taunton Mills
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The Village of Taunton Mills

3800 Brock Sreet North, Whitby, Ontario, L1R 3A5
The Village of Taunton Mills in Whitby presents several levels of service from seniors' apartments with meals to assisted living to long-term care.
Harmony Hill Retirement Community
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Harmony Hill Retirement Community

1335 Benson Street, Oshawa, Ontario, L1K 0W6
Harmony Hill offers comfort, security, and friendship, as well as the full range of amenities and services that you expect from a premier, active-living community.
V!VA Pickering
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V!VA Pickering

1880 Glengrove Road, Pickering, Ontario, L1V 0C6
V!VA Pickering is Durham's premier all-inclusive rental retirement community! Enjoy large suites, great amenities, delicious dining, and a Team devoted to Making Today Great for you and your family! Book your tour today!
Chartwell Wynfield Retirement Residence
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Chartwell Wynfield Retirement Residence

431 Woodmount Drive, Oshawa, Ontario, L1K 0P7
Scarborough Retirement Centre
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Scarborough Retirement Centre

148 Markham Road, Scarborough, Ontario, M1M 2Z8
Scarborough Retirement Centre offers a variety of suites and apartments, with a library, pharmacy, seniors' centre, shopping, theatre and more nearby.
McCowan Retirement Residence
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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.
Stouffville Creek Retirement Residence
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Stouffville Creek Retirement Residence

40 Freel Lane, Stouffville, Ontario, L4A 0P5
Stouffville Creek is 118 suite retirement residence, a short drive north of Toronto, is conveniently close to major highways and features a fitness centre and more amenities.
Shepherd Terrace
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Shepherd Terrace

3758 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough, Ontario, M1T 3K9
Shepherd Terrace offers a variety of independent and assisted living suites within the renowned Shepherd Village. With its long history of providing caring service you’ll love the amenities and the excellent services.
Bowmanville Creek
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Bowmanville Creek

105 Queen Street, Bowmanville, Ontario, L1C 0T3
Bowmanville Creek offers Independent and Assisted Living programs. Tastefully designed spacious accommodations include a variety of suites ranging from roomy studios to large two bedrooms.
Retirement Suites By The Lake
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Retirement Suites By The Lake

2121 Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1N 1T5
Part of Scarborough history - located in the Bluffs/Beaches neighbourhood, where the White Castle Inn used to stand. Respite recovery, trial stays and winter retreats are all available, to help meet your wants and needs!
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.
Richmond Hill Retirement Residence
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Richmond Hill Retirement Residence

70 Bernard Avenue, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 0W7
Richmond Hill Retirement Residence offers full service including meals, housekeeping, active adult, independent and assisted living. Our focus is on maintaining good health, great food, new friends & lots of laughter!
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!
Forestview Retirement Residence
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Forestview Retirement Residence

537 Finch Ave West, Toronto Ontario, Ontario, M2R 3Y3
Forestview Retirement Residence is North York's newest seniors' residence, set to open in March of 2018, we will offer Full Service Lifestyles & Assisted Living (on as secure floor). Call to reserve your suite today!
V!VA Thornhill Woods
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V!VA Thornhill Woods

9700 Bathurst Street, Vaughan, Ontario, L6A 4V2
Vaughan's premier all-inclusive rental retirement community! Enjoy bright, spacious suites, modern amenities, delicious dining, and a Team devoted to Making Today Great! for you and your family! Book your tour today!
Hazelton Place Retirement Residence
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Hazelton Place Retirement Residence

111 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 3J8
Luxury and quality is in every corner of Hazelton from its lobby to its inviting Bistro & Bar. Offering amenities and services, Hazelton makes it easy for you to define and enjoy your lifestyle.
Four Elms Retirement Residence
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Four Elms Retirement Residence

1500 Steeles Avenue West, Thornhill, Ontario, L4J 4H6
Four Elms is an elegant retirement residence, offering the finest in senior living. Choose a suite style that's right for you and enjoy an active lifestyle, fine dining and the company of good friends.

Further advantages to getting into a retirement residence

When you look deeper at retirement residences in Oshawa and the eastern GTA, there are many further advantages. Consider the following:

  • Retirement homes create a community of people similar in age and background who all, to one degree or another, are nearing the end of life. This environment can foster friendships where people find solace in each other's company, learn from each other and help each other through difficult days.
  • Care staff are trained in a variety of extra health services that includes feeding, dressing, bathing, incontinence and care services for other tasks of daily living.
  • A number of retirement residences here offer ancillary services including massage therapy, a spa, and even beauty salons. All of these little extras can help make the end of life much better than it would be in other settings.  
  • There is also not likely to be any wait time to get the hospice care your family requires — perhaps immediately.

When families avail themselves of the best care available there is a sense of satisfaction derived from choosing a retirement home, despite the trying times you are going through. Over time, Comfort Life has talked to many family members who have put loved ones into local privatized senior care for end-of-life. This gives family the feeling of having done the best for mom or dad. To find a place near your home that is clean, well-appointed and offers the best care, will give you both short-term and long-term peace of mind.

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Care planning for dementia sufferers

A number of homes in Oshawa and the rest of Durham Region offer both memory care and palliative care. Consult with a list of Oshawa and Durham Region memory care homes then cross-check it with the list above to find memory care homes that also offer end of life care. A memory care facility that also offers end of life care can be a key part of a holistic care plan for those with Alzheimer's Disease or other progressive dementias. Consult with homes to learn how well-trained their staff is in dealing with the needs of dementia patients.

People facing a terminal diagnosis can live out their final days in a hospital or at home with home-care services, but a retirement home allows them to live comfortably with the required medical care easily available. Given that this is a sad situation, the environment in one of these residences will be one of the best ways imaginable (under the circumstances) of living this out. 

The Durham Region CCAC will offer a list of care options for families seeking palliative care. 




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