Articles written by the author Sara Girard
President and cofounder of Bonjour Résidences

Accommodation types for seniors

When it comes to choose a residence for a retiree or a senior, it is easy to get lost. Indeed, the types of senior housing offered are numerous and each of them has its particularities. Finding the right place for your needs can quickly become a real headache. To help you in your search, Bonjour Résidences has prepared this article. It will allow you to demystify with simplicity the different types of accommodation for seniors. We present each one of them and the important points to consider that will allow you to better understand the differences !

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Cost in CHSLD

When we begin to consider accommodation in a CHSLD for ourself or a loved one, one of the first questions that comes to mind is "How much will it cost? ".

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Bonjour Résidences search service to find a retirement home

Looking for a seniors' residence, but do not know where to start? Have peace of mind, the brand new Bonjour Résidences web platform is a must to find your future seniors residence. In this short article, you'll know how to find the perfect accommodation for you or a loved one and how to get the community's feedback on private homes for seniors.

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Beneficiary attendant assist senior in an intermediate resource.

You have just learned that you, or a loved one, is referred to an intermediate resource? Knowing that this situation can sometimes bring several interrogations, we address the most frequent questions in this article.

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Future site for a retirement home of Group Sélection

According to La Presse, Groupe Sélection quickly informed its employees of the good news. Of all the bidders who submitted an offer to purchase the Molson lands located on Notre-Dame Street in Montreal, it was Groupe Sélection's proposal that was chosen to move on to the next step.

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Help seniors with Marguerite Blais

In Quebec, all private residences for seniors must be certified by the Department of Health and Social Services. The goal of this mandatory certification is to ensure a quality environment for the residents. We will first review the criteria for certification of compliance for private residences as well as the compliance to Accreditation Canada. In addition to these certifications, we suggest some mesures to improve the security in retirement homes that you can easily refer to during your visits in residence.

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New phase in residence Marronniers Laval

Bowling enthusiasts will be happy to know that the new common areas will have 6 bowling alleys. With more than 150 current residents playing bowling on a daily basis during organized outings (shuttle service included), it is safe to assume that bowling tournaments will quickly find their place in the schedule of activities at the residence.

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Steps to move in senior residence

Moving to a retirement home is a big step in a lifetime. To make sure the process goes well, you have to know how to plan the relocation and especially do not rush anything.

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Smart cameras for seniors

A new study published by Dr. Dantoine, head of the geriatric center of the CHU Limoges focuses on technology which increase the autonomy of elderly. This technological advance suggests smart cameras that detect any abnormal behavior of the elder in their home. Activated 24 hours a day, the cameras emit an alert to a confidential platform that transmits the information to the assigned healthcare team.

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Beneficiary attendant assist senior in an intermediate resource.

Orderlies working in retirement home are employees of great importance to the seniors well-being. They contribute to their convalescence or help them to maintain patient’s health in a safe environment. All day long, orderlies ensure a caring presence among elders by helping them with physical tasks as get up, get dressed, to eat, and go to bed for example.  

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