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Alavida FAQ's

Answers to our most common questions about retirement living

Our Care Services and Experts have generously shared

their expertise to address some questions you may have.


What is a typical day like in senior living?

It depends on the person, their needs, and lifestyle. A typical day could realistically look like waking up lazily to a suite full of sunshine, preparing coffee or breakfast in the suite or getting ready to join friends in the dining room or cafe. Followed by an activity such as aquafit, bridge game or chair yoga class. And a visit to the library to choose a new book or visit the wellness centre for blood work. Then, you might choose two main menu items or a few à la carte options for a delicious lunch. Followed by relaxation time back in the suite or maybe lounging in the many common spaces. An afternoon activity such as a painting or live music session, maybe a glass of wine with some residents before dinner, and then winding down with a film in the theatre or on TV before a blissful night of sleep.


Can I keep my pet in a senior living residence?

At Alavida Lifestyles, our cherished caregivers often come with four legs. Pets provide more than companionship and unconditional love; their regular interaction brings our residents positive physical, emotional, and mental benefits. Following our pet-friendly senior living policy, each property is home to a cat or dog adopted from a local animal shelter. They reside on-site, spreading boundless love and patience to our residents, families, and guests for everyone to cherish.


How do I choose the right level of senior living care?

When choosing retirement residences, seniors and caregivers should consider current and potential long-term needs. Most Alavida residents start with Independent Living. For seniors who need help with mobility or health monitoring, Assisted Living might be suitable. Memory Care provides specialized support for those facing cognitive challenges like dementia. Part of the Alavida difference is that we provide tailored care crafted to your needs so active seniors can access a la carte nursing and wellness care even while enjoying Independent Living.

If you have more questions about senior living, such as the differences between retirement residences and long-term care, meal options, or financing, we’re here to help. Schedule a private tour with us by appointment to have all your questions answered.


Can I include any other services in my stay if I need them?

Yes, we provide exceptional care crafted to your needs. If you need help with Assisted Living, Respite Care, Convalescent Care, Palliative Care, Short-Term Stays, Dementia & Memory Care and more. 


Do you offer Short-Term stays?

Yes, living an independent lifestyle in your own home as you age is important to many seniors. But that doesn’t mean you can’t visit retirement communities if you want. At Alavida, we want older people to feel comfortable with retirement living, offering both short-term and trial stays.

Short-term stays can be for all kinds of reasons. Maybe you’re finally putting in the dream kitchen you’ve always wanted, but your home is unlivable for a few weeks. Rather than stay in a hotel, you can stay in one of our fully furnished suites, where all your meals are included, and you can take advantage of our amenities and social programs. You’ll likely even make new friends!


Do you offer Trial stays?

If you are considering moving into one of our communities, we would love for you to come in for a trial stay. It will help us get to know you, but more importantly, you will get to know us. We recommend staying for two weeks so that you can fully experience the atmosphere and lifestyle our retirement residences have to offer.


Do you offer Palliative Care?

Palliative Care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing patients, and their families, with relief from the symptoms, pain, physical stress, and mental stress associated with the illness. Our palliative care services are available in all our residences, and we partner with palliative care physicians.


Do you offer Convalescent Care?

Leaving the hospital can look different depending on the extent of their condition and their road to recovery. If you have more questions about senior living, such as the differences between retirement residences and long-term care, meal options, or financing, we’re here to help. Schedule a private tour with us by appointment to have all your questions answered.


Do you offer Respite Care?

Our program ensures that your loved one receives the same level of care and attention you would provide, all within a safe and comforting environment always staffed. We can tailor a plan that suits their lifestyle and ensures their routine is minimally disrupted during their time with us. We recommend a trial stay to ensure your loved one feels comfortable in our space and becomes more familiar with our practices.


Do you offer any care to a new person diagnosed with Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease?

Learning that a loved one has been diagnosed with Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease can be a life-changing event and may feel overwhelming; this is why Alavida Lifestyles has focused on ensuring we have exceptional Memory Care. At Alavida Lifestyles, we know the importance of ensuring your loved one remains engaged in life and the community. Therefore, we have introduced our Healthy Minds Program to all our memory neighbourhoods. 


Where do you offer your cognitive and memory care services?

Our cognitive and memory care services are available at all three locations – Ravines, Promenade and Park Place.


Do you offer Foot care?

Proper foot care is essential for healthy, happy feet. Foot care is recommended for those who are diabetic, have poor circulation, have painful corns or calluses, or may want a professional to care for their feet. A session includes a complete foot assessment, nail trimming and filing, callus and corn care, a foot massage, and personal teachings about your foot care needs from a Registered Footcare Nurse.


Are you affiliated with any Pharmacy?

Alavida Lifestyles partners with Classic Care Pharmacy to ensure residents receive the best care and the most accurate and effective medication filing process. What is unique about Classic Care is that it does not have a storefront; its entire business is dedicated to serving retirement communities, and all pharmacists have geriatric certifications. They will match current pharmacy fees so there is no additional cost incurred by the residents and their family members.  They also offer the Meds Check Program covered by OHIP, and they will come to the home to complete the program.


Do you offer Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, including skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints, for the purpose of decreasing pain, inflammation, stress and muscular tension. As well, massage therapy helps to increase circulation, range of motion, relaxation and a sense of well-being. Our Massage Therapists are licensed and members of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario; they work with participants to develop a plan based on their needs and offer treatments in the participants’ suite if it is more comfortable for them.


Do you offer any other services like Music & Memory programs?

We are proud to offer our residents MUSIC & MEMORY, a program dedicated to brightening the lives of seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia. With the use of iPods, we can tap into those deep memories unaffected by dementia, stimulating the mind. The program also helps seniors struggling with physical barriers, depression, and other challenges. MUSIC & MEMORY enables seniors to become social, converse, and present. Learn more about Music & Memory!


Do you offer Physiotherapy services?

Yes, physiotherapy can give you the power to stay physically active and maintain a high quality of life.

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What kind of services do we offer at our Wellness Centre?

Fitness Classes: Regularly scheduled exercise classes designed to improve strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular health.

Wellness Programs: Educational workshops, seminars, and group sessions focusing on various aspects of health and wellness, such as nutrition, stress management, and mindfulness.

Therapy Services: Access to licensed therapists and professionals offering physical, occupational, and other specialized therapies to support mobility and overall function.

Health Screenings: Regular health assessments and screenings to monitor vital signs, identify potential health concerns, and promote early intervention.

Personalized Wellness Plans: Individualized wellness plans are developed with residents and healthcare professionals to address specific health goals and concerns.

Relaxation and Spa Services: Relaxation therapies, massage treatments, and spa services aimed at promoting relaxation, reducing stress, and enhancing overall well-being.

Recreational Activities: Engaging in recreational activities and social events designed to promote socialization, mental stimulation, and a sense of community among residents.

Nutritional Support: Access to nutritionists or dietitians offering personalized dietary counselling, meal planning assistance, and nutritional education.

Holistic Therapies: Alternative therapies such as acupuncture, aromatherapy, and meditation sessions aimed at promoting balance and harmony in mind, body, and spirit.

Supportive Care: Access to supportive care services, including medication management, assistance with activities of daily living, and coordination of care with healthcare providers.

These services are designed to cater to the diverse needs and preferences of our residents, fostering a culture of wellness and vitality within our community.


Do you offer Yoga Classes?

Absolutely! It’s a beautiful way to boost health, strength, and energy while enhancing memory and overall well-being. We provide a beneficial form of chair yoga that targets muscle tension, especially in the back, while promoting joint flexibility. Additionally, we teach breathing exercises, stress management techniques, and ways to enhance strength, concentration, and memory. Plus, we always manage to share some laughs along the way. No prior experience is needed!


Do we have a washer and dryer?

Laundry facilities are available on every floor or en-suite (limited units).


Do you have a pool?

Yes, we provide access to a saltwater pool and hot tub at both Ravines and Promenade locations.


Do you offer a Hair Salon?

Our hair salon at our retirement properties is a haven of pampering and personal care tailored for our residents. Here, skilled and compassionate hairstylists create an inviting atmosphere, ensuring each visit is not just a grooming session but a delightful experience. Whether it’s a stylish haircut, a rejuvenating colour treatment, or a simple wash and style, our salon professionals are dedicated to enhancing our residents’ appearance and well-being. With personalized attention and a warm ambiance, the hair salon becomes a cherished space where residents can unwind, socialize, and leave feeling refreshed and confident.


Do you have a Fitness Centre?

Our fitness centres at each location are designed to support residents’ well-being. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and expert instructors, we offer a variety of exercises for all levels. From group classes to personalized plans, we promote strength, flexibility, and heart health. Our centres also foster community connections, encouraging residents to pursue fitness goals together in a supportive environment.


Do you have a Tuck shop?

Our tuck shop at each of our residences is a charming corner that adds a touch of convenience and delight to our community. Stocked with various snacks, beverages, and everyday essentials, it’s a one-stop destination for residents to grab a quick treat or pick up necessities. With a warm and inviting atmosphere, the tuck shop is not just a convenience store; it’s a social hub where residents can gather, chat, and enjoy a cup of coffee. From fresh pastries to daily essentials, the tuck shop is a cherished space that enhances the daily lives of our residents, fostering a sense of community and ease within our retirement residence.


Do you offer a Shuttle bus?

Our shuttle bus service is a convenient and inclusive mobility solution designed to enhance the overall experience for our residents. With regularly scheduled routes, our comfortable and accessible shuttle ensures that residents have easy access to various amenities, medical appointments, and off-site activities. Beyond providing transportation, the shuttle fosters community by bringing residents together during their journeys, creating opportunities for social interaction and shared experiences. The shuttle service is a valuable addition to our retirement residences, promoting independence, accessibility, and a vibrant community spirit among our cherished residents.

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