Hazeldean Gardens will be a full-service retirement residence offering a continuum of care including Independent Living and a broad range of care to meet individual needs. This means that our residents can “age in place’ by accessing higher levels of care as their needs change. Residents and their families have the “peace of mind knowing” that they may never have to move again.
Independent Living residents enjoy comfortable, spacious suites along with use of all facilities and participation in all programs and activities. They are free to enjoy their retirement without the responsibility of day-to-day chores such as meal preparation, cleaning and laundry. At the same time, residents and their families have the “peace of mind knowing” that help is always available should they ever need it.
We also provide a comprehensive package of Assisted Care in a self-contained unit with its own dining room, lounge and amenities. In consultation with the individual’s physician and family members, our Director of Care will prepare a detailed Care Plan covering medical needs, as well as well as one-on-one assistance with bathing, grooming, morning and evening checks, help getting to and from the dining room, etc.
Our secure Memory Care unit has specially-trained staff and is designed to provide the best possible care for seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s and various forms of dementia. We offer state-of-the-art facilities, including a multi-sensory Snoezelen Room to create a stimulating, but stress-free environment through the use of soft music, special lighting, different shapes, textures and colours.
Residents can also enjoy an activity program tailored to their needs, and amenity space which includes a safe, secure outdoor patio, as well as a comfortable lounge.
INCLUDED IN BASE RENT FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING SUITES
Peace of Mind
Registered nursing staff on site 24/7 to respond whenever needed
State-of-the-art nurse call system with 2-way voice communication accessible throughout the building
Solid concrete construction which minimizes risk of fire
Exterior walls over 19″ thick to provide exceptional temperature & sound insulation
Sprinkler system and smoke detectors in all suites and common areas
Back-up power generator to cover 100% of the residence’s electricity needs
Heated sidewalk at front entrance to avoid risk of slipping and falling in winter conditions
Four elevators to ensure service is available at all times
Security camera coverage of all entrances, common areas, and the building perimeter
Continuum of care, which allows residents to “age in place”, so they never have to move again
Three nutritious meals a day
Ability to satisfy special dietary needs
Meals attractively presented in a gracious dining room, complete with salad bar
Flexible meal times — Breakfast 8:00-9:00 am, Lunch 11:30-1:00 pm, Dinner 5:00-7:00 pm
The private dining room which “can be reserved” at no extra cost
Use of All Facilities & Participation in All Programs
“Stittville” Station Bistro, complete with a specially-designed model railway, where tea, coffee, juice and pastries are served every morning and afternoon
Complimentary Happy Hour in the Bistro every Friday afternoon
Front patio accessible from the Bistro
Elegant, yet warm and inviting lounge off front lobby, with fireplace and baby grand piano
Colourful salt water aquarium
Sunny atrium adjoining dining room
Greenhouse for use by residents with a “green thumb”
Large south-facing courtyard with patio furniture
Adjacent “Age-Friendly” park as a result of our partnership with the City of Ottawa
Park features walking path, Fit-benches, gazebo, bocce ball, pickleball, shuffleboard, putting green
Warm salt water pool for “recreational swimming” and aqua-fitness classes; eye-catching pool lounge/beach scene
Physiotherapy Clinic, Spa, and Hair Salon all on site
Fitness room with exercise equipment; regular fitness classes; indoor walking track
Chapel/home theatre with plush seating, sloped floor, sound system for the hearing impaired
Cozy library with fireplace and free internet access
Cards and crafts room, Nintendo Wii
Well equipped workshop for the handyman or handywoman
Games room with pool table, darts, and table shuffleboard
Auditorium equipped with full kitchen facilities, which can be reserved for up to 120 persons
Free transportation to local medical appointments and regular outings
Weekly housekeeping, linens laundered; free use of washers/dryers for personal laundry
Regular musical entertainment
Socialize with friends of similar age, and with similar interests and life experiences
Monthly special events to which family and friends can be invited at no cost, eg. St. Patrick’s Day,
Maritime Festival, Victorian Tea, Strawberry Social, BBQ, Halloween Party, Christmas Party, etc.
REMEMBER: YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD TO HAVE FUN!
Using the chart below, compare what it actually costs you to live in your current home, with the cost of living at Hazeldean Gardens. Depending on your individual circumstances, retirement residence living can provide an attractive combination of security and comfort at a cost that is competitive with the total cost of maintaining a private residence.
What is often overlooked is the “opportunity cost” of investing the proceeds from the sale of a home. For example, if someone were to sell a home for net proceeds of $300,000, that sum conservatively invested to yield a return of 4%, would produce $12,000 annually, or $1,000 per month, which could be used towards the cost of retirement residence rent.
Then, there is the fact that home ownership inevitably means unexpected maintenance and other expenses. By comparison, living at Hazeldean Gardens means a predictable monthly cost that allows you to budget with confidence.
Finally, home ownership costs are not tax deductible, whereas a significant portion of living in a retirement residence may be claimed as a medical expense. To fully understand what this means to you, we recommend that you consult with your tax advisor.
|MONTHLY COST||CURRENT EXPENSES||HAZELDEAN GARDENS|
|Opportunity cost from investing home equity||$||$|
|Telephone, TV, internet access||$||Included|
|24 hr personal emergency response system||$||Included|
|Exterior repairs & maintenance||$||Included|
|Interior repairs & maintenance||$||Included|
|Yard care & landscaping||$||Included|
|Meals & snacks||$||Included|
|Transportation (gas, insurance, maintenance)||$||Partially Incl.|
|Social events, excursions, movies & seminars||$||Included|
|Health/fitness club membership||$||Included|
|Personal fitness trainer||$||Included|
|Whirlpool access & aquafit classes||$||Included|
|Window coverings (Venetian shades)||$||Included|
|TOTAL MONTHLY COST||$||$|