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  • One of the lounges and the neighbourhood kitchen from Piccadilly Care Home in Salmon Arm. This beautiful home was designed and built by Park Place to incorporate best practices in elder care, including small, family-style neighbourhoods with their own social spaces.
  • The bright and cheerful dining room and one of the lounges at Shaughnessy Care Home in Port Coquitlam. Boutique-sized Shaughnessy offers personalized complex and intermediate care with no waiting list.
  • Greystone Manor, Park Place's flagship retirement residence in Maple Ridge, boasts an elegant setting, fabulous dining with five entree choices every night, and social amenities like the in-house pub.
  • Stunningly beautiful, the Devonshire Care home in Edmonton gives seniors the care they need. (Yes, this beautiful setting is a 'nursing home'). Above (left) is the chapel and (right) is the main entrance lobby, decorated for Christmas.
  • Spring Valley in Kelowna (above, left) is a bright and cheerful care home that recently completed a $2 million upgrade to add state-of-the-art supports for seniors. At centre is the courtyard garden at Hilton Villa Care Home in Surrey, which completed a $9.2 million expansion in 2007. Far right is the west coast art in the lobby of New Horizons Community of Care in Campbell River.
  • The main staircase and lobby for Newport Harbour Care Centre in Calgary (above, left), which is a sister site to the Devonshire in Edmonton. Both offer dramatically beautiful rooms and settings for provision of quality care. Above right is one of the suites at Shannon Falls in Squamish, which offers both independent and assisted living.
  • Made for relaxing, a homelike lounge at Hilton Villa Care Home in Surrey (above, left) and (right)the Tea Atrium at Greystone Manor Retirement Residence in Maple Ridge.
ABOVE: A photo slideshow of Park Place Seniors Living residences illustrate some of the residences and services available. The goal is to enjoy life, supported by whatever service level is required for health, safety and happiness.

Life is a progression of change. As we age, one change we may choose to make is simplifying our lives, perhaps by downsizing or trading the maintenance of a home for a condo or, even better, moving into retirement residence where the chores - cooking and housekeeping - are provided. Or we may have health issues that mean we need extra help, so we may want to consider assisted living or complex care. Often the decision involves other family members, as seniors plan for the future.

In broad strokes, the options are:

  • Private pay independent living, possibly with support services, with one choice being a retirement residence that offers a lifestyle similar to being on holiday in a full-service hotel;
  • Assisted/Supportive Living which maintains independence with daily living support, in addition to served meals, laundry and activities; and
  • Complex Care, which serves seniors who have memory loss and need a secured setting or those whose health needs require 24/7 nursing support. 

Park Place offers two additional options: Independent Supportive Living, which is available at our retirement residences and is similar to assisted living and Intermediate Care, which bridges the current gap between Assisted Living and Complex Care. Intermediate Care is currently available at Park Place's Shaughnessy Care Home in Port Coquitlam.

For many, the most difficult choice to accept is a need for complex care. Although seniors and their families may initially resist the idea of complex/continuing care - sometimes called a nursing home and previously called extended care - the mental image many people have does not match the reality. Geriatric care has advanced: modern care homes which utilize current best practices are bright, cheerful places filled with fun and activity. Seniors are supported and encouraged to be as active and engaged as possible. For someone who needs the supports of 24/7 nursing care and a secured environment, a care home is often the happiest choice possible.

The following table summarizes the residential options and/or care choices available to seniors. For assistance in matching the options to your needs or the needs of a family member, please click here to take our questionnaire.

CARE
LEVEL
Meals Living Space Housekeeping/
Laundry
Supports  Access Who Pays?

Independent
Living

1 to 3,
depending
on residence,
cooking facilities
in suites

Easy-care suites,
with various amenities
and shared common
facilities (movie, games,
crafts, socializing etc.)

Light housekeeping
and linen laundry.
Access to laundry
facilities for personal
laundry.

 24/7 staff, 
emergency alert
system

Residents come
and go as they
please. Security
similar to an
apartment
building
 Private Pay
Independent
Supportive
Living
As above As above  As above As above.
Can arrange additional
help for
personal
care.
 As above Private Pay
Assisted or
Supportive
Living
Minimum of 2
served meals daily,
suite has a
tea kitchen
As above  As above    As above Mix of Private
Pay & gov't
subsidy
Intermediate
Care
All meals provided Private room,
private washroom
All housekeeping,
laundry provided
  Secured building
with controlled exit
 Private Pay
Complex or
Continuing
Care
All meals provided

Private room,
private washroom.
Larger rooms
available
for couples/friends.

All housekeeping,
laundry provided
  Secured building
with controlled exit
Mix of Private
Pay & gov't
subsidy

Independent Living, Independent Supportive Living and Assisted Living are suitable for seniors who are able to direct their own care and manage their lives. A senior who requires a mobility aid - such as a walker, scooter or wheelchair - can still live in an independent or assisted living setting provided he or she has sufficient mobility to reach the dining room for 
meals, can make and implement his or her own choices regarding meals and activities, and can manage medications.

 Intermediate or Complex Care is for seniors who require significant assistance in daily living and/or who have sufficient memory loss (cognitive decline) so that he or she is unable
to direct his or her own care.

 A third alternative is a residence which offers two or more levels of care. Sometimes called Aging-in-Place, Communities of Care, or Campuses of Care, these multi-level care residences offer two advantages:

  1. An option for a couple to stay together even if each one requires a different level of care; and
  2. The potential for a resident to stay within a familiar community if his or her care needs increase over time.

Park Place offers multiple levels of care at The Wellington in Medicine Hat; at Mountain Lake Seniors Community in Nelson; at Shannon Falls in Squamish; at Sunridge in Duncan and at Shaughnessy in Port Coquitlam (Intermediate and Complex Care).

Is the potential resident able to make independent decisions abour his or her life?

Residents who are able to live independently and who require either no nursing care or minimal care can choose independent/assisted living.

Independent/assisted living often includes served meals, housekeeping and social activities.

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Does the potential resident require a secure setting and guidence in daily life due to memory loss AND/OR require access to 24/7 nursing care?

If yes, the best options are intermediate, continuing or complex care. Complex care provides more structure and a secure setting, to help residents who may have memory loss or who need help managing their lives. Served meals, housekeeping and activities are provided.

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