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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

By August 31, 2018 Advice, FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

 

  1. What type of living accommodations are provided at Albany Retirement Village?

Independent Living is for folks who can largely take care of themselves or who supplement their personal care with homecare and could benefit from a “health infrastructure.”  Medication administration, housekeeping, laundry, meals, 24 emergency lifeline service and social programming is included.  Rooms are unfurnished; design and furnish your room with your personal touch.

Assisted Living is for folks who need the “health infrastructure”, but also require assistance with
bathing/showering, personal hygiene, grooming, dressing, and functional mobility. Residents have 24-hour access to an unregulated care provider as well as weekly access to registered nursing services. Rooms are furnished (if you choose); bringing personal keepsakes make you feel at home.

Extended Care is for folks who have been assessed by the Local Health Integration Network (formally CCAC) and approved for long-term care.  Extended Care includes all the Assisted Living services with additional registered nursing services. Residents receive registered nursing consultations daily from Monday-Friday.

 

  1. Do I have to start as Independent Living to be able to move into Albany Retirement Village?

No, everyone is welcome at any level of care we offer if they meet the admissions criterion.

 

  1. What is the cost to stay at Albany Retirement Village?

The cost depends on the service package and type of accommodations.  Some residents opt for semi-private (shared) suites while others prefer our private bachelor or 1 bedroom suites .  Our prices are competitive while reflecting the cost of living in Ontario.

 

  1. Can you subsidize the living costs at Albany Retirement Village?

Yes, we work closely with Lambton Elderly Outreach (LEO) which operates the Retirement Home Subsidy Program.  Referrals to this program must be made through the LHIN (519-337-1000).

 

  1. Will I have to cook or buy food?

We eliminate the hassle of cooking and doing dishes. All residents receive 3 healthy homecooked meals daily and snacks. Attention is paid to special diets and preferences. Residents can shop and keep snacks in their room if they choose.

 

  1. Do the doors lock after a specific time?

For the security of our residents, we lock the doors at night, however, residents have a key and can come and go as they please.

 

  1. What if I’m not ready to move?

We understand moving is hard and nobody likes leaving their home, but if you are considering a move, we recommend visiting us for a tour and/or adding your name to our waiting list. If you are not ready to move in when we call, we can add you back on the list for next time.

 

  1. How is the walkability?

Albany is located right downtown in beautiful, historic Petrolia, Ont. We are in walking distance of cafes and diners, churches, drugstores, the Victoria Playhouse, parks, shopping, and more.

 

  1. What are the qualifications of your staff?

We are staffed by a Registered Nurse, Registered Practical Nurses, and unregulated care providers.  General Practitioners visit their patients at Albany Village to provide the full spectrum of care.

 

  1. How do I contact Albany Retirement Village?

You can call us at 519-882-3157 or email Susan Maniuk at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you and setting up a tour!