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Honest continuing care facility reviews

It is approaching the time that we have to look into putting our loved one into a care facility. We need one with dementia care, and though we’ve come across ones that look like they would be great, we are having a hard time finding actual honest reviews online. Any suggestions to where we could look?

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  1. My mother in law was in the dementia unit at lifestyle options in Leduc. Facility and care was amazing!

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  2. My mum was in Lynwood, she had Alzheimer’s. We couldn’t have found a better place. It’s not fancy but the care was amazing, the staff were wonderful, we were more that happy.

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  3. The Canterbury foundation I did my practicum there and I was very happy with the facility. It was welcoming canterbury court

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  4. Colleen Rowe Colleen Rowe says:

    Wherever you go just make sure you visit and monitor regularly. If family are involved care is 100% better.

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  5. I send students to St.Michaels LTC and always receive positive feedback and such regarding the facility and staff. Every place will have its issues but overall, the quality of care at this centre has been excellent.

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    • Tammy Tremblay curious which one? I toured the Millwoods one and left as quickly as I could. Not a place I wanted to be, let alone my mom with severe dementia ☹️

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    • Shepherd’s care on 127st NW I used to work there as a dietary aid. I loved it . And my daughter used to be a nurse there until she moved to spruce grove. They have beautiful grounds wonderful caring nurses. Ponies in the courtyard that come every few weeks in spring summer and fall. And I. A separate building is a specific building for dementia and Alzheimer’s residents. And they have a cat there Shep there is an outdoor garden there to for them to enjoy in the middle of the building.

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    • Stacey Turgeon they have lots of entertainment that come in to play music and games and take them on outings I used to play the piano there on my lunch for the residents.

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    • Laurie Morin Laurie Morin says:

      My grandma with dementia was in shepherds care on the north side. She received excellent care there and it was a very nice place.

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  6. I have a family member in Chartwell Heritage Valley and she loves it there. The food is awesome, staff very nice. I believe they have a dementia wing. Like someone else said, checking up on them regularly is key no matter where they are placed.

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  7. My GG had dementia/Alzheimers. She was in the Hardisty in the Ottewell area. The staff there at the time was very good & kind. We never had any concerns about her care or any other residents. As family we spent a lot of time there.
    It’s a hard decision & a horrible disease. Best of luck to you on your choice & with your family member. Hugs

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  8. Jasper Place. Its older and not the prettiest but the staff is amazing! My Dads cancer had spread to his brain and was a challenging patient. It wzs a locked facility but they did not use restraints or force him into anything he didnt want. Honestly, check out a few, follow your gut and be part of the journey. The more you are involved the better! I was usually there 3 or 4 times a week. The staff connection is key! Good luck!

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  9. taboma54@msn.com . says:

    I was in the physio rehab area at Grandview, there was a large number of full time residents that were in a separate area, but had the ability to intermingle. I found the staff was awesome, as was food. The full time residents seemed to all be quite happy, there always seemed to be events happening there. i thought it was impressive, and obviously the full time residents did as well

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  10. My mom is in long term care with severe dementia. We had her in Gerald Zetter and had her moved as soon as we could. It was not a good experience there with 6 falls in 10 days and I was told to get used to it. She’s now in Allen Grey and I can say with 100% certainty that I’d enjoy living there myself one day. (No falls in 15 months) Fantastic staff, nurses, field trips, excellent quality of care. If I can answer any questions, please feel free to message me

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  11. I worked at McConnell place west and the staff were amazing. It is a small facility but lots of activities going on and time for the caregivers to spend with each resident. It is for early onset dementia/Alzheimers, so if your family member is more advanced it may not be appropriate.

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  12. Be very cautious… they take alot of money for minimal care

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    • Leslie Brady Leslie Brady says:

      Danielle Cameron the reason why there’s minimal care is the private companies are in it to make $$, so they run shifts with as little staff as they can.

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    • Terah Abel Terah Abel says:

      Danielle Cameron There is a guide unless you go private in which your care won’t change you just bypass the waiting list. Also, yes. They are staffed according to guidelines which clearly whoever has decided those guidelines has never had to work in long term care.

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  13. Terri Bee Terri Bee says:

    If you can get into a Capital Care location, McConnell place, Lynwood… great care teams there, highly recommended.

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  14. My mom has Alzheimers as well. Absolutely horrible disease. Make sure you take care of yourself too. It’s so important to remember self care. My mom is still at home with my dad but when my mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s they were assigned a case worker, your mom should have one as well and they will be able to help you with looking into homes for your mom.
    Good luck on your journey. I know how hard and sad it is.

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  15. St Michaels Long Term Care is equipped for Dementia patients. They were recently accredited with Commendation status with Accreditation Canada. They offer tours on Thursdays.
    St. Michael’s Health Group

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  16. Go with your gut, how you feel when you walk in. I work for Capital Care and I can honestly say that I would put a loved on in a Capital Care facility when the time comes. Don’t get wrapped up in fancy buildings, pay attention to the staff and residents when you visit. I wish you all the best, this won’t be an easy venture at all. Make sure that you remember self care as well.

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  17. Avoid Revera sites at all cost. They are the worst. Poorly run, understaffed. The list is long. Capital care are good.

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  18. Talk to other people visiting there..

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  19. My advice… read the contract carefully. We had to pay for a month and a half after my MIL passed away. We’d already paid for Jan and then we had to pay for all of Feb when she passed away on Jan 16. Truly a facility run for profit! We even had to pay for her food!!! They even have a waiting list so could’ve easily rented her suite out for Feb.

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