Senior living is not one size fits all. There are many different levels and types of senior living options available. Many programs include several types of senior living within one setting. This type of arrangement is quite convenient because as a senior’s health needs change during the aging process, the person can age in place within the same setting. Many senior retirement communities offer independent living, assisted living, nursing level care, and dementia care. These communities give seniors the ability to be as independent as they are able and still get assistance when they need it. Here are some award-winning senior providers in Toronto.
Receiving an award doesn’t guarantee that a service provider will meet all of a senior or family member’s expectations, but it’s fair to say that the facility has some degree of quality to receive an award. The criteria for the award offers an indication of quality of care. SeniorAdvisor.com offers the Best of 2016 Awards to outstanding senior living and home care providers who consistently receive high ratings from residents and their families. This means that the ratings and reviews come directly from people who have lived in the facility or used their services. Providers that receive the Best Awards of 2016 are in the top 1% of senior care providers nationwide.
One senior care provider wins the Best of 2016 Awards in the categories of Assisted Living and Alzheimer’s Care. That award goes to The Annex. The Annex is located in the heart of one of the most historical and unique neighborhoods in Toronto. Able-bodied residents can have a car or take the nearby subway. The Annex allows seniors to age in place with assisted living, secure living, independent living, and respite stays.
Residents at The Annex can receive as little or as much help as they need. They can get help with medication management, medication supervision, monitoring vitals, catheter care, bathing assistance, dressing assistance, medical lab services, podiatry, and dental care. There is also a registered nurse on staff 24 hours a day. All religions are welcome.
Residents have access to a variety of recreational, cultural and educational programs. Residents rave about the food options which include three meals a day in the dining room, morning and afternoon tea and coffee, and an evening snack. The Annex also provides laundry and housekeeping services, a hair salon, manicures, pedicures, physiotherapy, massage therapy, and aromatherapy.
In addition to the above named service, the Alzheimer’s program at The Annex provides adult supervision and activities for memory care.
Several client and family reviewers commented that The Annex has great food, friendly staff and that the facility has a “homey” feel to it. Another client said, “They have done a pretty good job. It’s clean and the staff has always been friendly. She has been quite happy there. I have a rather good opinion of them. They let me know if anything comes up.”
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