Palliative care in Oshawa

An alternative solution for the Durham region

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

Communities listed below are outside of Oshawa

Stouffville Creek Retirement Residence  

40 Freel Lane, Stouffville, Ontario, L4A 0P5

Stouffville Creek is a cozy & comfortable place to call home. Everyone is on a first name basis, and the food is exceptional. A short drive north of Toronto, close to major highways, shops, stores & nature trails.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Metta Lifestyles 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.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Metta Lifestyles Greenview Retirement  

880 Lawrence Ave E, North York, Ontario, M3C1P6

At Greenview Residence, we offer a complete range of care services in a welcoming environment. Whether it's our compassionate staff, fresh homemade meals, or exciting and engaging activities, you will truly feel at home.

Lifestyle Options: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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!

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

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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