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Palliative care in Kitchener-Waterloo

Care homes offer a worthwhile alternative

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Families searching for palliative and hospice care in Kitchener-Waterloo are likely to focus on home care services or health care facilities that top recommendations by the Local Health Integration Network. Retirement homes, though, are a worthwhile and in some respects better alternative. Senior care from these facilities is professional, highly-trained and dedicated to making end-of-life as pleasant as can possibly be. 

Kitchener-Waterloo hospice care facilities

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The Village of Winston Park

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 Riverside Glen

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 at University Gates

The Village at University Gates

250 Laurelwood Drive, Waterloo, Ontario, N2J 0E2
The Village of Arbour Trails

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.

Why a care home?

Retirement residences in the Kitchener-Waterloo area are ideally prepared to deal with the needs of elderly patients. Health care services onsite will include nursing staff, personal service workers (PSWs), and (in many homes) an onsite or at least on-call doctor. Facilities will combine a home-like feel within a suitably professional medical setting, that may include everything from a pharmacy to a massage therapist and more.

The community created within a retirement home will increase palliative effects, where seniors find themselves in a group of their peers who are also nearing and thinking of end-of-life.

Palliative care for Alzheimer's and dementia

It's also worthwhile foresight for families of seniors suffering from Alzheimer's Disease to consider the benefits offered by several superior memory care facilities in KW and area. This can be an important aspect of taking a holistic approach to the disease during its middle to late stages. Early creation of a hospice care team can facilitate the development of a support structure that alleviates confusion during later stages of the disease.

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Looking ahead to the disease's inevitable progress, your loved one can apprise care staff of all his or her wishes, and staff can have time to fully understand the personality and care needs of your loved one. In this scenario, your elderly loved one will remain in an environment with care staff with whom they have grown familiar. 

 




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