THE TEAM CARE APPROACH: SO NICE TO COME HOME TO
The search for a retirement home can be overwhelming for many at first. With unfamiliar terms like assisted living and complex care often mentioned, it can be difficult to determine the appropriate level of care to meet your needs, when it would be the right time to move, and how your routine will ultimately change in the process. You may also be worried about who provides care and services for you or a loved one while living in a home for seniors.
Caring for seniors is not only our profession, but it’s also our calling. Meet some of the people that make a Retirement Concepts community a great place to come home to. Here are just some of the hard-working people you can expect to see on a daily basis in one of our senior living communities.
MEET A FEW OF OUR CARE TEAM COLLABORATORS
- Registered nurse (RN). Responsible for a lot of the medical care in an assisted living or complex care facility, a registered nurse is the one who will administer medications, monitor the health of residents and create personalized care plans for each person.In most of Canada, a bachelor’s degree in nursing is required to be a registered nurse. In Quebec, a three-year technical college degree or a bachelor’s degree are accepted.
- Licensed practical nurse (LPN). This medical professional will work with the registered nurse to implement personal care plans to residents in a retirement facility.This professional undergoes fewer years of training than an RN but must nonetheless be certified by a provincial college of LPNs.
- Care aides. These individuals assist residents and patients in a variety of ways. This often includes bathing, dressing, grooming, feeding and attending to other personal needs.
- Dietary staff. Headed by a dietitian, this is the team responsible for creating the healthy and tasty meals we serve in all our dining rooms. They also work with patients who require a specialized diet.
- Housekeeping. The unsung heroes of our retirement facilities are the housekeeping staff. Not only do they keep the common areas neat and tidy, but they take care of maintaining personal suites as well. They’ll even do your laundry if you want.
- Recreational director. Residents at our senior living communities have a wide variety of activities, clubs and events to help them pass the time. These are all planned and overseen by the recreational director. This person thrives on making sure residents have a great time and are never bored!
These aren’t the only people you’ll find working on the caring team in a retirement community. Professionals like physiotherapists, podiatrists, pharmacists and occupational therapists all have important parts to play in ensuring that our residents are happy, healthy and well cared for in an enriched environment.
RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA, ALBERTA AND QUEBEC
If you’re looking for a retirement community where you’ll feel at home, look no further than Retirement Concepts. Whether you’re wanting to move into an independent living facility or you need more complex care, we have the place for you. Contact a community relations manager at a location near you to book a tour right away! We have locations in British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec.