Q: What is a Retirement Home?

A: As described by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, retirement homes are generally designed for seniors who need minimal to moderate support with their daily living activities. Most offer meals, housekeeping, laundry and recreational and social programs. New Village Retirement Home allows residents to continue to live with dignity and as independently as possible, enjoy life to the fullest, while providing the security, care and supportive services necessary.
Q: What is a Long Term Care Centre?
A: A long term care center is a home that provides care and services for people who no longer are able to live independently or who require onsite nursing care, 24 hour supervision, or personal support. Long term care residents have higher care needs compared to retirement home residents.
Q: How do I know what kind of residence I need - Retirement Home or Long Term Care?
A: Each of these options provides different levels of accommodation care and support. The one that is right for you will depend upon an assessement of your needs and desires. If you believe that long term care is required, an assessment can be arrange through your family physician or the Community Care Access Centre.
Q: How do I go about getting someone admitted to Pine Villa or to Arbour Creek?
A: The Hamilton Community Care Access Centre is the first place to go for help. Staff will discuss which options are available and help you find the accommodation in a long term care centre.