Over the past decade, Alzheimer’s treatment and research has seen impressive improvements. Because technology and innovation has advanced, Alzheimer’s homes, including those that we list on our site, now have better resources to deal with this disease than they have ever had. With twenty-four hour, on-site staff, nurses and doctors at these long term care facilities have unique training and experience. Such communities are better able to help Alzheimer's patients and their families deal with the physical and emotional aspects of this illness, with the goal of ensuring that patients live a fulfilling and enjoyable life, while adequately controlling and treating the symptoms of their disease.
Finding Alzheimer's Care
Canada’s Alzheimer’s homes will provide your family member with twenty-four hour on-site certified nurses and security. You could rest assured knowing that your loved one is safe. Unlike his or her own home, an Alzheimer’s home will be well-equipped to handle the disease’s dangerous symptoms, like wandering. While each home offers different services (and case-dependent services), there exist some commonalities between most Alzheimer’s care facilities. Almost all such homes have supervision for safety, social interaction with other residents, games, and other types of mental activities. Most importantly perhaps, each suite typically contains an emergency communication system.
Although you may use public or subsidized retirement homes, paying for specialized Alzheimer’s care would almost certainly be worthwhile. Canada’s healthcare system often faces budget shortages and cuts. On the other hand, private, long-term care facilities offer incredibly comprehensive care that, in many cases, are resplendent with numerous luxuries, like scheduled transportation, personal laundry, and in-suite meals. And, private homes will ensure that you know all about the treatments that your loved one is receiving. They will give you the power of knowledge.
New Alzheimer’s therapies continue to emerge. Here are some current innovative treatment and therapy options that your home may attempt:
- Music therapy — Listening to particular songs could be a really powerful tool to remember past experiences.
- Light therapy — Just brightening your room’s lights during the day could ameliorate your mood and thought processes.
- Socializing — Motti Zelikovitch, director-general at Israel’s Melabev care center, explains that living in a seniors home is ideal for Alzheimer’s patients, as it keeps them socially active. Though you may not remember people in your care home, just talking to others keeps your brain busy!
- Caregivers — A really nice bond between an Alzheimer’s patient and his or her caregiver could also be extremely helpful. Researchers at John Hopkins University and Utah State University found that this relationship may help Alzheimer’s patients retain some their brain function. Many retirement homes have health care on site or allow you to hire home health care.
- Brain games and brain gym — They force your mind into activity. The best games for Alzheimer’s patients involve problem solving. Here, Sudoku and other brain puzzles are fantastic options!
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15 Place de La Triade, Pointe-Claire,
Quebec, H9R 0A3
Symphony Senior Living West Island is a lavish, luxurious Montreal, QC, retirement home offering elegant dining and more, in a resort-like environment ideal for discerning seniors.
1510 St. Joseph Boulevard, Orleans,
Ontario, K1C 7L1
For seniors suffering from memory loss, this Symphony Senior Living Memory Care Community is committed to help residents and their families make every moment matter with an engaging and sensitive approach to memory care.
2220 - 162 Avenue SW, Calgary,
Alberta, T2Y 5E3
At the premier retirement residence in Calgary, AB, Symphony Senior Living Evergreen, seniors enjoy elegant dining, a sunny courtyard, a bustling on-site bistro and more.
681 Front Road South, Amherstburg,
Ontario, N9V 0B4
Featuring studio, one- and two-bedroom suites and seniors' housing options, this modern retirement residence near Windsor, Ontario offers picturesque views and a variety of services and activities.
65 Clarington Blvd., Bowmanville,
Ontario, L1C 0A1
Bowmanville's leading retirement community, Seasons Clarington, offers independent and assisted & supportive retirement home living options for seniors.
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.
3100 - 22 Street, Red Deer,
Alberta, T4R 3N7
Symphony Senior Living Aspen Ridge in Red Deer, Alberta offers an elegant dining room, on-site bistro, a beauty salon/ spa and outings suited to today's seniors' interests.
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.
6 Arthur Street, Carleton Place,
Ontario, K7C 4S4
Carleton Place Terrace welcomes pets and offers residents plenty of options with studios and spacious one-bedroom apartments that include a kitchenette, balcony or walk-out patio. The fitness and leisure program and chef-prepared meals help keep residents healthy and active.
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.
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.
3110-22nd Avenue, Edmonton,
Alberta, T6T 0R2
All levels of care are here, from Independent Living to Dementia Care to Total Care. Residents enjoy the finest quality services, amenities and activities.
325 Chemin de la Pointe-Sud, Île des Soeurs,
Quebec, H3E 0B1
This luxury retirement home in one of Montreal's most prestigious communities offers exceptional senior care along with resort-like, first class amenities.
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.
6419 Lumberman Way, Orleans,
Ontario, K1C 3E8
At this park-like setting, seniors are offered the choice between studio, 1 or 2 bedroom suites. Bring along pets while enjoying a variety of customizable options, including a varied menu and recreational programs.
35 and 41 Capulet Walk, London,
Ontario, N6H 5W5
This London retirement residence offers care for residents with Alzheimer's and dementia. Services include personal care assistance, housekeeping, meals and more.
1140 Bloor Street West, Toronto,
Ontario, M6H 4E6
An elegant Toronto retirement home with roots in the Baptist tradition, New Horizons Tower offers a wellness centre, on-site medical staff, assisted living and other seniors' services.
2400 Sandwich West Parkway, LaSalle,
Ontario, N9H 2S8
A Windsor retirement home that allows seniors to choose the lifestyle that best suits them, including luxurious apartments and one floor retirement condos.
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.