Senior homes in Regina elegantly anticipate and meet the needs of those who are retirement aged. A variety of communities here combine excellent care with well-appointed interiors.
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Lifestyle Options: Apartments, Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care
There are a number of different types of retirement community options in Regina and the surrounding areas. Here's what you need to know as you look at your options:
Retirement homes today offer increasingly customer-centric care. They are moving away from rigid care models and tailoring their care much more to what you really need or really want. In the past, communities may have offered a strict assisted living model under which there were a large umbrella of care options, some of which you may not have needed but for which you were still paying. Today, care communities listen much more closely to the wishes and needs of seniors. So, for example, if you have a very specific physical ailment, communities will work toward customizing care services to meet your needs. If they are unable to provide the exact care you need, they may also offer the option of hiring home care. Traditional care level types, such as independent living, assisted living or long-term care still apply to Regina, of course, and these are good descriptors but in a much broader sense than you might assume.
Many older people in Regina live in homes purchased when they had families. Some continue to live on their own, either as a couple or alone, and they may feel empowered by remaining on their own. There’s a lot of data, though, showing that living alone has adverse health effects. According to some studies, loneliness is just as bad for you as obesity or smoking. While making the move to a senior living community may seem like a prohibitive life change the benefits are incredible.
Bill is one senior who moved out of his home in the West End of Regina to a high quality retirement home. “I never knew what I was missing,” he says. “I’ll tell you, they do things right, here!” He made new friends the day he moved into the community, and his life is markedly better than before. Echoing a sentiment that people say about seniors’ homes across Canada, he says, “I really wish I had done this earlier.”
Glenda says that when you move into a Regina retirement community, “you really benefit from the one-on-one attention you get.” Care staff in these communities are part of the life here, and they also make seniors’ lives better after moving into a community. “I can't praise them highly enough.”
Learn much more about what’s great about Regina retirement communities.
There are many retirement options available in Regina, so choosing the right one can seem overwhelming. Across our website there are resources at your disposal that help you research this decision most fully so that you can make the best choice when it comes time to commit to moving. These will help you determine exactly what your own retirement needs are, the types of services you're looking for, the level of care required, and which Regina community is right for you.
Consider these helpful resources:
Having the talk. This is the place to start, for families who are worried about resistance or hesitation from parents. Having the talk with mom or dad requires sensitivity, intelligence, composure, proper timing and more. How to talk about senior care includes a fine little instructional video that can help you think about some of these issues.
Hear about moving from other seniors. Seniors with trepidation about making the change will find reassurance in testimonials from their peers. So often, a move has been pleasantly surprising to seniors before you, and they have shared their stories for your benefit. Our page on retirement home testimonials pulls together brief anecdotes (with links to fuller stories) that detail how people have moved into retirement communities like those listed above, and found many different ways (the food, the community of people, the care staff, more) that living here has greatly improved their lives. The great majority say that they would never go back to any other way of living.
Regina retirement home reviews gather together different perspectives on each community in the city of Regina. Follow up on each of the reviews linked to on that page and consider how perspectives and values implicit in any of the reviews match your own.
Once you have reached the point where you are touring different options, our retirement home checklist is an invaluable resource for seniors and adult children. The checklist has over 150 questions, things you might never think of on your own. By anticipating things that will concern you after you move and encouraging you to fully investigate those questions, the checklist will, in the end, give you the assurance you need that you are making the right choice.
Be assured that you are on the right path as you look for a personal care community in the city. Here's a very brief look at the advantages of this change in lifestyle:
Regulation of privately run personal care homes in Regina falls under Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Health, which both licenses and monitors communities.
Some basic rules of compliance that all communities must follow are:
Learn more from the province of Saskatchewan.