Make an Informed Choice

If you're considering retirement living, assisted living, or residential care and are not sure which option is best for you or for a loved one, the following short questionaire may help guide your decision. Please take a moment to consider these 10 questions, being as objective as possible. Please note that this short questionnaire is intended only as a guidelines. For a definitive assessment, please contact a health care professional or seek a doctor's assessment.

To thrive in Independent Living, you or your loved one should be able to answer 'yes' to the following questions:

 Are you able to manage/make decisions in your day to day life?

Are you able to manage your medication by yourself?

Are you able to direct staff in making your wishes known: for example, expressing a preference for meals, activities, or other choices.

Would you be able to remember when dinner is served and make your way to the dining room unassisted?

Someone who uses mobility aides, such as a walker, scooter or wheelchair can still manage Independent Living provided he or she can still direct their own lives. Also, requiring some assistance with daily tasks or personal care can be accommodated in Independent Living with additional support. However people in a wheelchair should be able to transfer from their bed or a chair to their wheelchair and back unassisted.

 For Assisted Living, the resident must be able to direct his or her own care and make decisions about his or her own life. Assisted Living provides a slightly higher level of support, with assistance for some day-to-day tasks: support is similar to independent living with extra services, as described above. Residents with mild dementia can manage in assisted living but it is not suitable for residents with moderate to advanced dementia (memory loss) because assisted living suites are not secured.

To be able to thrive in Assisted Living, you or your loved one should be able to answer 'yes' to the following questions:

Are you able to manage/make decisions in your day to day life?

Are you able to direct staff in making your wishes known: for example, expressing a preference for meals, activities, or other choices?

Would you be able to remember when meals are served and make your way to the dining room unassisted or with minimal help?

If you use a wheelchair, are you able to transfer from bed or chair to the wheelchair and back again without assistance?

Intermediate Care is intended for residents who have chronic ongoing health issues that require 24/7 access to medical support but who do not need the level of support offered by Complex Care.  It is similar to Complex Care but with a slightly lower level of service, so the cost is less for private pay residents.

Complex Care is for residents who have chronic ongoing health issues that require 24/7 access to medical support and/or a level of cognitive impairment (memory loss) that affects their daily life. Complex Care may be appropriate if you or your loved one answers yes to the following questions:

Do you need assistance to walk or transfer to and from a wheelchair?

Do you have ongoing health issues that require daily medication and frequent monitoring by health professionals?

Do you have difficulty remembering where you are, where you live, and once-familiar people in your life?

Do you need assistance with meals, daily personal care, and/or medication?

The next step is to either arrange for a professional assessment with a health professional, especially if you think you or a loved one may be eligible for subsidized assisted living or residential care.

At any time you are welcome to visit any Park Place residence to learn more about each level of service. To locate a residence near you or in a community where you or your loved one would like to live, scroll through the list below or click on the map or contact us or locations page.

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