Retirement living in Stittsville is the ideal choice for many seniors. Situated close to the nation’s capital yet enveloped in rural land, Stittsville has a unique small-town feel. The list below compiles Stittsville’s top-notch retirement residences. Communities offer beautiful, spacious suites, a schedule of activities, and delicious dining options.
At Wildpine, we strive to provide the very best in accommodations and services, including a continuum of care options, which allow our residents to age in place. We make your decision of where to retire - easy!
Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living
There are many wonderful perks to retirement living that motivate seniors to make the transition. Moving out of your own home can be difficult. You may feel like you're giving up your independence by doing so. The services offered in retirement homes, however, make their residents’ lives better. Many wish they had made the move earlier!
For starters, many move into retirement living because they're ready to give up mundane daily chores like cooking. As we age, cooking takes more and more energy. For some, this means the quality of food and the nutrition they consume starts to decline. Retirement living offers high-quality, nourishing meals included in the price. Some communities even offer multiple dining options. You may find it tough to decide whether you want to eat lunch in the formal dining room, in the pub, or in the comfort of your suite! Ed is one Stittsville retirement resident who found the meals in his community to be a great improvement to his life: “My meals are very good! At home I only ate warmed over soup. Here everything is made fresh daily.”
Another major perk to retirement living is the full slate of activity options offered to residents. When seniors live at home well into their retirement, many find loneliness starts to kick in. Travelling to meet up with friends becomes more difficult. Sometimes, the neighbourhood around you changes and it’s tough to find people your own age. Besides, there are only so many solo activities you can do to keep busy! Retirement homes solve these concerns. It's so easy to make friends when you have an entire community of seniors, all within walking distance of your suite!
Ed’s daily routine in retirement living sums up these perks nicely: “I want to thank the staff and the general manager for all the excellent services that each of them provides us. My apartment is cleaned weekly, I have made friends, I keep busy all day, I go for a nice walk and mini putting…” These are just a few of the options residents have in Stittsville retirement living. If these activities don’t appeal to you, perhaps a few in this lengthy list will:
To top it all off, residents in retirement living achieve peace of mind. It can be nerve-wracking to live alone as you age. Many condos and single-family homes aren’t accessible, and things like stairs and icy driveways become hazards. Retirement homes are designed to be accessible, and you'll have the caring, watchful eye of the building’s staff on you, just in case. Ed attests that his anxieties have greatly decreased while living in his retirement home: “The nursing staff is very attentive to my needs and since I moved here, I have stopped falling and feel much better.”
Retirement homes in Stittsville offer a few different types of care. Many offer customizable care packages. This means you can meet with a member of staff to create a care plan that meets your specific needs. Other retirement homes offer a continuum of care. This eliminates the need for another big move if your care needs change in the future. You can simply add more services to your care package as you need them.
Here's a broader look at the types of care offered in Stittsville retirement residences:
Active adult lifestyle communities are often designed for people 55 plus. Residents living in these communities are healthy, both physically and cognitively, and live an independent lifestyle. Homes typically have a full-size kitchen and in-suite laundry. You can add on a food credit to use in the community’s restaurant or café. In active living, you can enjoy a plethora of activities and social events with other like-minded individuals.
Independent living retirement communities, as the name suggests, is designed to maximize seniors’ independence. Communities provide light assistance for healthy seniors. This typically includes meals three times a day, housekeeping, laundry and transportation. Other services can be added on if needed, like medication administration or assistance with bathing. With daily housework taken care of for you, you have an abundance of time to pursue your passions and hobbies. You also won’t have to worry about monthly bills – everything is included in one lump sum!
Assisted living facilities provide seniors with the care they need to complete their daily routine. For most, this includes mobility support, medication management, and assistance with bathing, dressing and eating. Like in independent living, assisted living facilities also take care of cooking, cleaning, and laundry for you. This leaves you the time and energy to participate in social events and activities! Assisted living also offers 24/7 emergency assistance and PSWs on site. Residents can rest assured knowing they have access to the best medical care, should they ever need it.