Most homes that offer long term care also offer Alzheimer's Care so there is no true distinction between Alzheimer's retirement homes and long-term care or continuing care retirement homes. However, there is a great difference in the care that will be administered to the elderly patient requiring each of these types of care.
Long-term care is for seniors who are unable to take care of themselves independently whereas Alzheimer’s care centers are for seniors who need help with their debilitating condition. Alzheimer’s care centers may also take care of patients with other memory diseases. It is preferable to place seniors who need memory care in special care centers rather than in long-term care units or nursing homes for seniors who are not having memory-related disorders.
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Long term care homes provide assistance and support for seniors who cannot look after their personal needs by themselves. This would include individuals with a prolonged physical or chronic illness, disability or cognitive disorder. Long-term care centers also offer help with everyday activities (Activities of Daily Living). This type of care differs from traditional medical care as it is designed to assist a person to maintain his or her level of functioning, as opposed to care or services that are designed to rehabilitate or correct certain medical problems.
Long-term care is suited for people who require 24-hour nursing, medical aid and supervision within a secure setting. In general, long-term care homes for seniors offer higher levels of personal care and support. Long-term care may be expensive and it may be a big challenge for seniors to move from the comfort of their own homes to care homes.
Care homes for Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. It destroys brain cells and symptoms can include confusion, anger, mood swings, language breakdown and long-term memory loss. Caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease involves specialized skills that differ from other types of senior care services. Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of memory impairment often require living environments that are secure so as to ensure their safety. Residences will have special provisions in place to deal with the effects of Sundown Syndrome and other symptoms during later stages of Alzheimer's Disease.
Staff who look after patients with Alzheimer’s in memory care units are specially trained to encourage interaction, conversation, physical activities and cognitive activities.
Assisted Living is a popular choice as for those in the early stages of Alzheimer's. This provides personal care, assistance and supportive services such as housekeeping and transportation for seniors. Skilled Care or 24-hour nursing is provided by licensed nurses when other options are no longer feasible. Hospice care is an alternative to nursing home care that is often required for those in the late stages of this disease. Alzheimer’s care and memory care centers emphasize dignity and comfort and provide necessary care, medication and therapy.
List of Alzheimer's Care Homes
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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!
1620 Upper Wentworth St, Hamilton,
Ontario, L9B 2W3
The Village of Wentworth Heights is a full-service retirement living community offering retirement apartments, full-service suites, assisted living and memory care.
60 Woodlawn Road East, Guelph,
Ontario, N1H 8M8
This elegant Guelph retirement home offers a range of care including assisted living and long term care, serviced by a friendly, caring staff.
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.
32 Bayberry Drive, Guelph,
Ontario, N1G 0A2
Guelph retirement home offers Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Care, includes 24 hour onsite nursing staff and features its own Town Square.
695 Block Line Road, Kitchener,
Ontario, N2E 3K1
This elegant retirement residence in Kitchener-Waterloo offers a continuum of care from long-term care to assisted living to independent living seniors apartments.
4100 Upper Middle Road, Burlington,
Ontario, L7W 4W8
Elegant Burlington, Ontario retirement home including everything from the current long term care to new independent living suites, offering various seniors services.
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.
2930 Erin Centre Boulevard, Mississauga,
Ontario, L5M 7M4
Mississauga's unique continuum of care concept featuring Independent Living Suites, Retirement Apartments, Full Service Suites with walk out patios, Assisted Care, Memory Care and Long Term Care.
438 West King Edward Avenue, Vancouver,
British Columbia, V5Y2J4
438 West King Edward Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y 2J4
Opal offers a full continuum of support from Independent Living, Assisted living all the way to Complex Care, allowing the opportunity for aging in place.
1140 Bloor Street West, Toronto,
Ontario, M6H 4E6
From gracious dining to new suites and lounges, residents are enjoying the new management and upgrades found at 1140 Bloor Street West, in the Heart of Bloordale Village.
6 Arthur Street, Carleton Place,
Ontario, K7C 4S4
Carleton Place Terrace welcomes pets: offers residents plenty of options with studios and one-bedrooms that may include a kitchenette & / or a walk-out . Activities & chef-prepared meals keep residents healthy & active.
480 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa,
Ontario, K1S 3N6
Residents can choose their choice of suites with views of the Rideau Canal and Pretoria Bridge. Elegant dining, spacious ballroom, an indoor swimming pool and care services to suite all of your needs. Pet friendly.
552 Holland St W, Bradford,
Ontario, L3Z 2H4
Located in the heart of a vibrant community, Holland Gardens is the perfect place to live, laugh and enjoy life. An exciting community offering a luxurious resort lifestyle, an ideal place for inspired senior living.
27 Weaver Crescent, Kanata,
Ontario, K2K 2Z8
Enjoy the natural setting of the surrounding Kanata Lakes with access to shopping, parks and churches at Symphony Senior Living Kanata. This pet friendly community offers a variety of service packages and suites to fulfill your unique needs.
30 Seacliff Drive, Leamington,
Ontario, N8H 0E5
At Seacliff Manor, we provide a vibrant, supportive retirement lifestyle complete with restaurant style dining and social events and activities. Choose from independent living, assisted living, and memory care options.
175 Rutledge Rd., Mississauga,
Ontario, L5M 0X7
Credit River is a 6-storey condo style residence, with an array of well-appointed suite styles to choose from and our highly-skilled health care professionals are available around the clock if you need them.
2101 Hadwen Road, Mississauga,
Ontario, L4W 1L8
Bayshore Home Health understands that leaving home can be a challenge, and staying home may be the best option for seniors. As your neighbourhood care provider, we provide personalized home care services across Canada.
4950 Pasqua Street, Regina,
Saskatchewan, S4S 7L2
At Wintergreene you'll discover a combination of independence, privacy, activities, health and wellness programs & friendly companionship to savour throughout your retirement.
867 KLO Road, Kelowna,
British Columbia, V1Y 9G5
Living at Hawthorn Park Retirement Residence means you have choices & can customize the services you need, as you need them. We offer three lifestyle opportunities; supportive living, assisted living & complex care.
1510 St. Joseph Boulevard, Orleans,
Ontario, K1C 7L1
Forest Valley Terrace is proud to be the only community that is designed & dedicated to accommodate the needs of seniors with all stages of Alzheimer’s, dementia or other forms of memory impairment in Ottawa.
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.
110 Rossignol Drive, Orleans,
Ontario, K4A 0N2
With so much to do nearby, it’s easy to forget why you might want to stay home, but with its exceptional dining, impeccable design, and fun activities, you’ll find Promenade has many attractions of its own!
285030 Luther Rose Blvd NE, Calgary,
Alberta, T1X 1M9
Prince of Peace a variety of suites styles with kitchenettes and incredible mountain views. It's the perfect residence for seniors who are active, require some assistance, or have memory care needs.
877 Yonge Street, Toronto,
Ontario, M4W 3M2
Nestled in the heart of Toronto - known for our Christian heritage, exceptional value we provide, we embrace people of all backgrounds. Experience, engage & enjoy all that life has to offer at Davenhill Senior Living!
2 Bloor Street East, Suite 2101, Toronto,
Ontario, M4W 1A8
Spectrum Health Care offers a range of quality health care services designed to suit the individual needs of each client. Our services include nursing, personal/home support, foot care, physiotherapy, and companionship.
7051 Moffat Road, Richmond,
British Columbia, V6Y 3W2
Courtyard Gardens offers an enriching community, with quality staff & friendly & caring environment. 107 Private & Subsidized suites in Assisted Living, 31 Private Pay Extended Care studio suites & 1 Respite Suite.
80 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill,
Ontario, L4C 0L3
Award Winning Delmanor Elgin Mills, has proudly served the Richmond Hill community over the past 15 years.
458 Donald B. Munro Drive, Carp,
Ontario, K0A 1L0
One visit to Carp Commons Retirement Village and you’ll see the difference in terms of amenities, food, services, programs, and the little touches that make it feel like home.
400 Ray Lawson Blvd., Brampton,
Ontario, L6Y 4G4
Southbrook is all about choice - the choice to do what you want, when you want. We celebrate independence but we are here to provide assistance whenever you need it. Southbrook....be a part of the family.
626 & 636 Prado Private, Ottawa,
Ontario, K2E 0B3
110 & 120 Central Park Dr, Ottawa,
Ontario, K2C 4G3
Whether you're looking for independent living, assisted living or memory care, you can access them all in one location at Park Place. We are a vibrant, social community surrounded by parks and close to many amenities.
57 Trott Blvd., Collingwood,
Ontario, L9Y 0A3
4108 Norfolk Street, Burnaby,
British Columbia, V5G 0B4
8888-202 Street, Langley,
British Columbia, V1M 4A7
301 7th Street SW, Calgary,
Alberta, T2P 1Y6
4005 Eglinton Ave West, Etobicoke,
Ontario, M9A 5H3
1222 King George Blvd., Surrey,
British Columbia, V4A 9W6
460 Rymal Road West, Hamilton,
Ontario, L9B 0B2
170 McGibbon Drive, Kanata,
Ontario, K2L 4H5
12275-224th Street, Maple Ridge,
British Columbia, V2X 6H5
1 Henry Avenue, Leamington,
Ontario, N8H 5P1