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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the benefits of Memory Care?
    Specialized Care: Memory Care communities have staff trained specifically to understand and manage the challenges of memory loss. This expertise ensures that residents receive the appropriate level of care, assistance, and supervision they need. Safe Environment: Memory Care facilities are designed to be secure and easy to navigate, minimizing the risk of wandering and confusion. This helps prevent accidents and ensures residents' safety. Engaging Activities: These communities provide structured and stimulating activities tailored to residents' cognitive abilities. Engaging in such activities can help slow cognitive decline, boost mood, and improve overall well-being. Routine and Structure: Individuals with memory impairments often thrive in environments with predictable routines. Memory Care communities offer daily schedules that can help reduce anxiety and confusion. Social Interaction: Residents have opportunities to interact with peers who share similar experiences. Social engagement can improve mood, decrease feelings of isolation, and enhance emotional well-being. Nutritional Support: Memory Care facilities typically offer balanced meals that cater to residents' dietary needs. Proper nutrition is crucial for overall health and can positively impact cognitive function. Medication Management: Trained staff can assist residents in managing their medications, reducing the risk of missed doses or incorrect usage. Relief for Families: Memory Care provides families with peace of mind, knowing their loved ones are receiving specialized care. This can alleviate the stress and challenges of caregiving at home. Professional Support: Families can benefit from the expertise of Memory Care staff who can offer guidance, education, and emotional support throughout their loved ones' journey. Tailored Services: Memory Care communities customize care plans to each resident's needs, adjusting as their condition changes. This personalized approach ensures that individuals receive appropriate care at every stage.
  • When Should Memory Care be considered?
    Considering Memory Care is a significant decision that depends on the individual's needs and circumstances. Here are some indicators that it might be time to consider Memory Care for you or your loved one: Safety Concerns: Showing signs of wandering, getting lost, or experiencing accidents at home due to memory loss; a secure Memory Care environment can provide the necessary supervision and safety measures Difficulty with Daily Tasks: Struggling with tasks like bathing, dressing, cooking, or taking medications. Memory Care staff can offer assistance and support to ensure their well-being Increasing Isolation: Withdrawing from social activities, experiencing loneliness, or struggling to engage with others due to memory issues. Memory Care communities can offer opportunities for social interaction and companionship. Caregiver Stress: If providing care at home becomes overwhelming and affects the caregivers well-being or daily life,. Memory Care can offer relief by entrusting your loved one's care to trained professionals. Worsening Cognitive Decline: As memory-related disorders progress, the need for specialized care increases. Memory Care communities are equipped to handle different stages of cognitive decline and can adapt care plans accordingly. Health Concerns: If medical needs are becoming complex to manage at home, Memory Care communities often have medical professionals available to provide necessary care. Unpredictable Behavior: Memory-related disorders can lead to unpredictable behaviors such as agitation, aggression, or hallucinations. Memory Care staff are trained to manage and respond to these behaviors effectively. Loss of Independence: If one's ability to live independently is significantly compromised by memory issues, Memory Care can provide the right level of support while maintaining a sense of independence. Decline in Quality of Life: A decline in one's overall well-being, mood, or engagement in meaningful activities, Memory Care can offer programs designed to improve their quality of life. Family Support: If family members are struggling to provide the level of care required due to work, distance, or other responsibilities, Memory Care can offer professional support and alleviate the burden. Ultimately, the decision to consider Memory Care should be made in consultation with medical professionals, family members, and the individual's wishes. Regular assessments of one's needs and well-being can help determine the right time to transition to Memory Care.
  • Are Metta Memory Communities Pet Friendly?
    Yes! Please reach out to the communities Customer Relationship Specialist to learn more about our Pet Friendly Policy.
  • Where is Queens Estate located?
    Queens Estate Retirement Residence 265 Queens Drive North York, ON M6L 3C6 416-234-0363 Conveniently by Highway 401 and Humber River Hospital; Queens Estate is nestled in a quiet neighbourhood with a beautiful ravine steps away.
  • What kind of care is provided at Queens Estate?
    Queens Estate offers various levels of care and a la carte services - ensuring our residents not only have the care they need, but that their wants and need are met as well. Levels of Care Metta Memory (Alzheimer's/Dementia Care) Enhanced Care Assisted Living Respite Care
  • Do the Staff at Queens Estate have training in Memory Care?
    All staff who work in our Metta Memory Program are specially trained to ensure our program is properly run and adhered to.
  • What is the Cost for Care at Queens Estate?
    At Queens Estate, the costs for our various levels of care can vary based on a persons medical needs and any a-la-carte options they wish to add on. For more information, including a more in-depth explanation on our levels of care, please email queensestate@mettalifestyles.com
  • What are some of the amenities offered at Queens Estate?
    The amenities provided at Queens Estate span many interests ensuring there is something for everyone to enjoy! We currently have: Walk-out Garden & Gazebo - located on our Main Floor, this is a secured environment ensuring all residents are able to enjoy and utilize the area Various activity lounges Complimentary open-air parking Dining room with restaurant-styled service A private dining room for those more intimate occasions/celebrations with friends and family Theatre Bistro Café Our amenities are always evolving based on our residents wants and needs. Please email queensestate@mettalifestyles.com to book a tour!
  • Is Queens Estate Pet Friendly?
    Yes! Please reach out to our Community Relationship Specialist to learn more about our Pet Friendly Policy.
  • Where is McCowan Retirement Residence located?
    McCowan Retirement Residence 2881 Eglinton Avenue East Scarborough, ON M1J 0A2 416-266-4445 McCowan Residence is conveniently located in the heart of East Toronto at McCowan Road & Eglinton Ave E. We are surrounded with many different shops, amenities and public transit. McCowan is a six minute drive to Scarborough General Hospital.
  • What kind of care do you provide at McCowan Retirement Residence?
    McCowan Retirement Residence specializes in Alzheimer's/Dementia Care (with the Metta Memory program) and Assisted Living.
  • What is the cost of care at McCowan Residence?
    At McCowan Retirement Residence, the costs for our various levels of care can vary based on a persons medical needs and any a-la-carte options they wish to add on. For more information, including a more in-depth explanation on our levels of care, please email mccowan@mettalifestyles.com
  • Do the Staff at McCowan Retirement Residence have training in Memory Care?
    All staff who work in our Metta Memory Program are specially trained to ensure our program is properly run and adhered to.
  • What are the amenities at McCowan Retirement Residence?
    The amenities provided at McCowan Retirement Residence span many interests, ensuring there is something for everyone to enjoy! Some of our highlights include: Newly renovated outdoor area with Gazebo & Gardens Fitness Classes On-site bistro café Theater & Library Our amenities are always evolving based on our residents wants and needs! Please email mccowan@mettalifestyles.com to learn more and book at our.
  • Is McCowan RR Pet Friendly?
    Yes! Please reach out to our Community Relationship Specialist to learn more about our Pet Friendly Policy.
  • Where is Governors Walk located?
    Governors Walk 150 Stanley Avenue Ottawa, ON K1M 2J7 613-564-9255 Governors Walk is nestled in Ottawa's famous New Edinburgh Community, just south of Rockcliffe Park and directly across from Stanley Park. The area is known for its easy-going lifestyle, picturesque streets and historical sites.
  • What levels of care are provided at Governors Walk?
    Governors Walks specializes in Alzheimer's/Dementia Care (through our Metta Memory Program), Assisted Living and Enhance Care.
  • Does your staff at Governors Walk have training in Memory Care?
    All staff who work in our Metta Memory Program are specially trained to ensure our program is properly run and adhered to.
  • What is the cost for care at Governors Walk?
    At Governors Walk, the costs for our various levels of care can vary based on a persons medical needs and any a-la-carte options they wish to add on. For more information, including a more in-depth explanation on our levels of care, please email governorswalk@mettalifestyles.com
  • What amenities are offered at Governor Walk?
    The amenities provided at Governors Walk span many interests ensuring there is something for everyone to enjoy! We currently have: Rooftop terrace Lounge with Panoramic Views of Ottawa and the Parliament Buildings Historical on-site chapel with services offered in a variety of denominations Main Dining Room & Metta Memory Dining Room; both with restaurant styled service Fireside activity lounge Fully stocked library & internet café Spacious recreationally areas and activity room Private Wellness Centre for health consultation and doctors visits On-site bistro café
  • Is Governors Walk Pet Friendly?
    Yes! Please reach out to our Community Relationship Specialist to learn more about our Pet Friendly Policy.
  • Where is Greenview Seniors Residence located?
    Greenview Seniors Residence 880 Lawrence Avenue East North York, ON M3C 1P6 416-445-2255 Greenview is located in the heart of the beautiful neighbourhood of Don Mills. Greenview is conveniently located across the street from Shops at Don Mills and is a ten-minute drive to North York General Hospital.
  • What levels of care does Greenview offer?
    Greenview specializes in heavier care, as well as assisted living.
  • What is the Cost of Care at Greenview Seniors Residence?
    At Greenview Retirement , the costs for our various levels of care can vary based on a persons medical needs and any a-la-carte options they wish to add on. For more information, including a more in-depth explanation on our levels of care, please email greenview@mettalifestyles.com
  • What amenities are available at Greenview Seniors Residence?
    The amenities provided at Greenview Seniors Residence span many interests ensuring there is something for everyone to enjoy! Our featured amenities include: Secured Walkout Garden with Gazebo Various activity lounges Complimentary underground parking Dining Room featuring Restaurant Styled Service & Private dining for more intimate gatherings/celebrations with friends and family
  • Is Greenview Seniors Residence Pet Friendly?
    Yes! Please reach out to our Community Relationship Specialist to learn more about our Pet Friendly Policy.
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