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.

Palliative care homes in Oshawa area

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Livita Centennial Retirement Residence  

259 Hillcroft St., Oshawa, Ontario, L1G8E4

Nestled in a beautiful residential neighbourhood across from Centennial Park, you'll thrive, participate & enjoy access to our in–house programs, activities, support services, shopping, community services and transit.

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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