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Reviews of Forestview Retirement Residence

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One unique aspect of Forestview is a monthly residents' meeting, where your opinion gets heard on issues like upcoming events, as well as any other suggestions you have. That extra personal attention is seen also in the care options available. There are regular services like laundry and medication management, of course, but Forestview goes beyond that. For example, you can create your own personalized care plan that meets your specific needs, adding a la carte services as you require.

Downsview, Willowdale and North York seniors find the option of pure elegance in Forestview Retirement Residence. This is a community that takes its interest in your needs and concerns to a whole new level. The community offers a continuum of care from independent to assisted living to memory care, coupled with luxurious care that includes unique daily dining experiences, and a bistro and juice bar.

Management of health care is, of course, a central concern, and inside, you'll find registered health care practitioners, as well as assistance with activities of daily living. This community also welcomes post-surgery and other short stays. For all that, no words can capture the peace of mind and personal warmth you'll find in this community. Opened in 2017, this community combines experience and completely contemporary values in construction and design to create a happy, fresh environment. Forestview meets seniors' needs, certainly, but seeks to enhance your life beyond any expectations you might have.

More of what people say about this community

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Rami Aizic, family member

Forestview Retirement Residence has been excellent from the very first phone call! My elderly dad fell and needed temporary care, which Forestview offered. A respite suite was immediately set up for him, and we were welcomed by name by the staff as we walked through the doors. The accommodations are clean and spacious. The food, offered both in the dining room and in my dad's room, is delicious. The extra care provided for my dad is gentle, sensitive and personal. He feels very cared for, which makes us, his adult kids, feel relieved that he is attended to respectfully. From the General Manager all the way down to the helpers, including social workers, dining room attendants, maintenance and all other administrators, we continue to be treated with the utmost professionalism and courtesy. I am SO GRATEFUL to have found Forestview Retirement, and highly recommend it to anyone who needs extra care for their elderly loved ones.

Alya Da Silva, resident

My late husband and I chose Forestview as we thought this is the best one after visiting a lot of places. Living here for 5 years now, I can say that Forestview is a nice and a friendly environment. The view of the grounds is beautiful, quiet, well paved and with lots of beautiful birds on the trees. The staff are very approachable, personable and if they're new, they always take the time to know us by name. There's lots of activities to promote our brain health and to really help preserve both our physical and cognitive abilities.

Sahrah Lee, family member

The food, service and quality of accommodations are great... If your loved one is independent, it is a great retirement residence.

Susan Nash, family member

Forestview is very honest about their pricing, and very prompt and frequent with their communication. My mom lived on the assisted living floor for a short time before she died. Apart from one person working the front desk, everyone (at least 2 dozen staff) I encountered working there was friendly, caring, kind, loving and approachable. My mom needed a private PSW to stay with her that we hired from outside Forestview. There were 5 different PSWs that we brought in to help my mom, and every single one of them said Forestview was the nicest home they had ever worked in. The nurses (especially Marites) and PSWs (especially Bibiana), and dining staff at Forestview are extremely hard working and they treat the residents like they are their own family. The sales team and management team are honest and helpful. If they don't know the answer to a question, they find out for you. Parking is easy and free. The residence is secure and safe.

John Wilson, family member

Our mother moved onto the assisted care floor 3 months ago and we are very pleased. She moved from a good independent living retirement home. Anna, the Wellness Director, has been open and responsive to dialogue and has done things to improve our mother’s physical and mental well-being. The doctor, who is on-site once per week, has been a good listener and has helped as well. The staff response times and the integration with LIHN workers have been great. The staff all seem to know her name and have encouraged her to participate in many activities. Forestview has lovely grounds and is tucked in a quiet corner that you don’t even know you are in busy Toronto. We are happy with this move and the friendly and caring environment at Forestview

Jordan D., family member

My grandparents are residents of this retirement home and they are pleased with their experience. Linda the general manager has also been incredibly accommodating. I would highly recommend this home.

Chris R., family member

I'm impressed with the Forestview Retirement Residence's handling of the current pandemic situation. The staff are so welcoming and friendly. The food service and quality is on the level of a five star hotel.

Noah G., family member

The staff at Forestview are very attentive friendly, professional and caring has been our experience.This newer facility is well managed and maintained with great food choices and the quality is superb. I know my mom is in good hands and I can highly recommend Forestview.

Natalie Paul, family member

My father recently moved in to Forestview and we are very pleased so far. His apartment is beautiful, the food is great, and the staff are lovely. My mom is still in rehab recovering from surgery, but is eagerly awaiting her move-in. Carolina from Forestview often sends her care packages, which are much appreciated!

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