When we refer to the place where our residents live, we call it home. Because it is a home. It’s a home environment where instead of a nurse’s station we have a kitchen island. Where, every morning, our residents walk out into a large open-concept living space to be greeted by the smiling faces of residents and caregivers alike. It’s a home where residents and their families members can spend the day relaxing on the deck, hanging out around the kitchen island, playing games or spending the evening watching a movie together.
Together Care is about interaction, it’s about involvement and participation. We’ve read the studies, we’ve seen it in practice. An engaged mind is a happy mind. That’s why we believe very strongly in the importance of providing a home where our residents feel engaged. At Together Care, every Caregiver from Director of Care to Volunteer spends quality time with our residents playing games, socializing, interacting... together.
BBQ and Outdoors
What reminds us better of spring than the sight of blossoming flowers; or the smell of food on barbeque and the beauty of the extended twilight on a Canadian summer evening. A rich, full life begs that we celebrate the gentle awe-inspiring wonder of nature. So many of us enjoy these moments at home in our backyard, and because Together Care residents live in a house - in a home, we too celebrate these moments from the comfort of our own backyard.
Focus on Specialties
Large retirement homes and communities have specialized areas for more involved care, but even they have limits, especially where maintaining security and consistency is concerned. By design, larger retirement homes are therefore traditionally less interested and less equipped for high needs residents, especially as these residents develop a need for a one-on-one level of care. In the Elder Care industry, this is called a two person transfer. It is expensive, disruptive and a half-solution, focussing on enabling the resident to continue in the same environment.
As our aging population continues to grow, the demand for memory challenge specific care grows too. That's why Together Care specializes in those experiencing dementia and memory challenges, with low, medium and high level needs, and for as long as care is needed.
What kind of a life do you want for your loved one?
The Together Care experience is about celebrating life — about living our lives happily, together, with the support we need to make the experience as seamless and natural as possible.