Retirement Living is designed for seniors who might feel lonely or burdened by living at home and would like to make a “lifestyle choice” to move into their own private suite within a socially-active retirement community but some personal care support services included.
Those services include meals, laundry, housekeeping, medication administration/monitoring, a 24-hour emergency response system, scheduled local transportation and access to wellness facilities and recreational programs.
Consider the benefits of a Retirement Living residence.
Perhaps you’ve grown tired of the chores and responsibilities associated with your home or apartment. Maybe you want to feel more secure in a community surrounded by friends and friendly staff. Or, you might want to take advantage of more social and active living opportunities with personal care services and support included. Whatever the case, you can enjoy the many benefits of Retirement Living in a MacLeod Cares residence.
Making the move to a Retirement Living residence can be an exciting new chapter in your life. With convenient services and support included, a Retirement Living lifestyle can enable you to pursue your interests, enjoy being more active, and develop new friendships. MacLeod Cares will help you make sure the next stage of your life is the best it can be.
Making the move to a Retirement Living residence can be an exciting new chapter in your life. With convenient services and support available, a Retirement Living lifestyle can enable you to pursue your interests, enjoy being more active, and develop new friendships. MacLeod Cares helps you make sure the next stage of your life is the best it can be.
Concentrate on the good things
Instead of worrying about cooking, cleaning or home maintenance, you can spend your energy on the people, activities and hobbies you enjoy most.
Live a healthier and happier lifestyle
The community-style environment, nutritious meals, activities, social events and outings offered by MacLeod Cares retirement residences can do more than free up your time — they can help you improve or maintain your overall sense of wellness.
After deciding to move to a retirement residence, your next step is to find the one that best fits your wants and needs. You’ll want the right mix of amenities and services along with an overall “good feeling” about the residence. Here are a few tips:
Decide where you want to live
Do you want to be located close to family? Do you want to live near your hometown? Or do you want to take on a new adventure in a different town?
Determine your priorities
What is most important to you? Consider your needs and wants before choosing a senior living community. One residence might offer an amenity you desire, like a view or a walking trail, while another may not. Does the home offer the type of room or suite that you’re interested in, or the services you require?
Contact the residence and schedule a visit
Once you’ve narrowed it down to a few options, then schedule visits to the homes that meet your criteria. Touring them will give you a first-hand look and a feeling for the residence’s character. This checklist may be useful on your tours:
View living spaces and common areas
Explore what type of lifestyle programs are offered
Talk with a current resident about his/her experience
Observe how staff members interact with residents
Ask about nearby amenities like churches, hospitals, shops and parks
Check what types of transportation services are available
Ask for more information
It’s hard to cover everything on a tour. You may have other questions afterward. Ask for a brochure and make a note of our website, as well as our contact person’s phone number and/or e-mail address, so you can follow up.
MacLeod Cares homes are owned by the MacLeod Group. Founded in 1984 by Brian MacLeod and his family, our founders’ vision is to provide the highest standard of care with the feeling of home. We now own and operate homes in 12 communities located throughout the Maritimes and care for over 600 seniors with a dedicated staff of over 1,000 people.