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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

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.
V!VA Pickering

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!
Scarborough Retirement Centre

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

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.
Stouffville Creek Retirement Residence

Stouffville Creek Retirement Residence

40 Freel Lane, Stouffville, Ontario, L4A 0P5
Stouffville Creek is 118 suite retirement residence, just a short drive north of Toronto, conveniently close to major highways, shops and stores and features a fitness centre and more amenities.
Richmond Hill Retirement Residence

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

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!
V!VA Thornhill Woods

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

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.
The Village of Humber Heights

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.

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 LHIN will offer a list of care options for families seeking palliative care. 

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