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THE Seasons APPROACH TO CARE

A t Seasons, we believe in a flexible approach to care that supports our residents’ preferences. We understand that our residents are individuals at different stages of life and that the support they need today may change in the future. Before moving in, new residents will have their needs assessed by a medical professional, including a series of questions about the resident’s health, ability to perform daily living tasks, and their risk for falls. Based on the assessment results, we will recommend the bundled care package that is most appropriate. For peace of mind, Seasons’ service team members are trained to notice even the smallest of changes in a resident’s routine so that we can have proactive and discreet conversations with them and their families about their health and wellbeing. “Our residents are never alone in the process, so there’s no need to worry. We are here to help every step of the way, from the initial conversation to suggesting alternative care options, to monitoring how residents are adapting to their new regimen,” says Brenda D’Alimonte, Director of Care Services. CARE OPTIONS Independent Living (IL) The townhouses and independent apartments at Seasons Retirement Communities offer independent living. They are designed for seniors who can live independently but wish to live in a community designated for seniors with access to social or recreational programming. Our one-storey townhouses and apartments are equipped with

an emergency call system, but no regular care services are provided. Independent Supportive Living (ISL) Independent supportive living suits an independent, active senior who does not need assistance with the activities of daily living but who benefits from a supportive, congregate living environment. Residents in ISL receive assistance with scheduled care and typically enjoy services such as 24-hour emergency response, three meals daily, weekly housekeeping, and medication management. Assisted Living (AL) The assisted living program at Seasons provides supportive care to residents who need assistance with daily tasks but do not require the skilled care provided at a long-term care residence. Residents receive the same services as ISL, plus any additional care services that assist with the activities of daily living, including unscheduled care. Memory Care The memory care program at Seasons is specifically designed to care for seniors living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease in a dedicated, secure area within some of our residences. Memory care community residents receive specialized AL care services. The Seasons Embrace Today ® memory care philosophy requires a deep understanding of who our residents are, so staff may adjust their interactions and respond with whatever is needed at the moment (for more, see page 34).

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