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CARE DEFINITIONS

S easons will assess each resident’s needs prior to move in and then recommend the appropriate bundled care package that best meets those needs. See below for our care options and what they mean for yourself or a loved one. For detailed information, we encourage you to book a personalized appointment at your community of interest. Independent Living (IL) The apartments at Seasons Retirement Communities offer independent living. They are designed for seniors who can live independently but who wish to be in a community designed for seniors, with access to social or recreational programming. Our apartments and townhouses are equipped with an emergency call system but 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 administration. Designated Supportive Living (DSL) Adults living in Designated Supportive Living (DSL) need significant support for many aspects of daily living but do not need care in a long-term care residence. DSL residents receive personal care as determined by Alberta Health Services individual care plan, wellness checks, three meals daily, housekeeping services, 24-hour emergency response and optional additional services as needed. Designated Supportive Living (DSL3) no regular care services are provided. Independent Supportive Living (ISL) Independent supportive living suits an Designated Supportive Living 3 is a setting that allows you to enjoy privacy and independence with the comfort of knowing your health and personal

care supports are onsite when you need them. Accommodation, meals, housekeeping, linen and recreational services are provided. A higher level of personal care supports is provided, as compared to home care, onsite for scheduled and unscheduled care needs according to the plan of care. Health care services are provided on a scheduled basis but can be accessed as needed. housekeeping, linen and recreational services. A higher level of personal care supports is provided and health care services are offered onsite for scheduled and unscheduled care needs, according to the plan of care. DSL4 is suitable for individuals who have more complex medical needs that are predictable and safely managed with onsite, professional nursing (LPN level) and the direction of the case manager. Designated Supportive Living (DSL4D) Designated Supportive Living (DSL4) DSL4 includes accommodation, meals, DSL4D provides specialized dementia care. DSL4D is for individuals with moderate to severe dementia, who may have a high risk of wandering and unpredictable behaviours but who are not a safety risk to themselves or others. Memory care community residents receive specialized care services. The Seasons Embrace Today ® memory care philosophy is an integral part of DSL4D care in a Seasons residence. This philosophy requires a deep understanding of who our residents are, so staff may adjust their interactions and respond with whatever is needed in the moment. Each of our trained service team members commits to approaching the workday with a promise to do his or her best to make all interactions positive and meaningful, one moment at a time. We believe that when we have positive, authentic relationships among all care partners, it elevates person- centred care, and makes it more meaningful.

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