Seasons Ontario Magazine



THE Difference BETWEEN RETIREMENT LIVING AND LONG-TERM CARE A s you begin your search for senior living options, you will soon realize there are many different choices. At Seasons, we are

ensure our residents are engaged in meaningful activities and connected with their neighbours and loved ones. Our residents continue to enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing they can count on our dedicated team members if and when they need us. Prospective residents want reassurance that professionally-trained staff can provide care when needed. Still, we know that this isn’t their only priority: They also demand a comfortable lifestyle in a safe yet welcoming environment, surrounded by people who genuinely care. Seasons strives to accomplish this by providing excellent customer service and being a place our residents are proud to call home.

here to help you understand what these choices mean. Retirement residences and long-term care are terms that are often used interchangeably to describe a seniors home. The truth is that each option offers different types of services based on the amount of care a person needs. A retirement residence is typically an independent living community that offers housekeeping services, meals, activities and care if needed. This should not be confused with long-term care (LTC). Long- term care residences cater to individuals who require the highest level of care which might include 24-hour support. In Alberta, we partner with Alberta Health Services to accommodate care needs up to a specific measure. In Ontario, LTC homes are subsidized by the provincial government, while most retirement homes are not. Today’s retirement residences are typically lively communities full of active, independent seniors who enjoy the convenience and support of communal living. While a heightened focus on health and safety has changed the day-to-day routines of our residents, our teams work hard to

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