FAQ

Choosing the right community is an important decision. Where do I start? What are the most important questions? We can help.

In a private retirement community, you get to live and participate in a vibrant and active community. You also get to enjoy a range of social and cultural activities, amenities and living spaces tailored to suit every need and budget. Not to mention, you’ll benefit from top-quality on-site healthcare services, staffed by certified professionals.

In a private retirement community, you get to live and participate in a vibrant and active community. You also get to enjoy a range of social and cultural activities, amenities and living spaces tailored to suit every need and budget. Not to mention, you’ll benefit from top-quality on-site healthcare services, staffed by certified professionals.

In a private retirement community, you get to live and participate in a vibrant and active community. You also get to enjoy a range of social and cultural activities, amenities and living spaces tailored to suit every need and budget. Not to mention, you’ll benefit from top-quality on-site healthcare services, staffed by certified professionals.

In a private retirement community, you get to live and participate in a vibrant and active community. You also get to enjoy a range of social and cultural activities, amenities and living spaces tailored to suit every need and budget. Not to mention, you’ll benefit from top-quality on-site healthcare services, staffed by certified professionals.

Be realistic about your needs and desires, and work within your budget. Then make a list of all your questions so you won’t forget anything when the time comes to make a visit. Also, be sure to ask about nursing and health-assistance services.

If you’re planning to move into a retirement community that’s close to where you live now, get information about nearby seniors’ communities. Take the time to visit them to find out if they have the look, the services and the amenities you’re seeking.

If you’re thinking of moving to another region or neighbourhood, set aside time to go for a walk and familiarize yourself with the area. This will allow you to figure out if it’s the right place for you, orient yourself, and feel more comfortable when the time comes to move in.

It all comes down to planning. The more you plan ahead, the easier your move will be. Here are some tips to make your move that much easier:

Furniture and boxes

First, try and visit your new apartment to get an idea of its dimensions and storage capacity. Many of you may be downsizing from an apartment or condo. And we all know that we accumulate possessions and clothing over time. It’s never too early to get rid of things you don’t use. The objective is to keep objects that are of real utility, as well as those you’re attached to emotionally.

It’s easy to pick up boxes (hint: get small boxes, they don’t weigh as much), wrapping tape, labels, and paper and bubble wrap for fragile objects. Make sure to label each box clearly. And don’t be afraid to ask your family to lend a hand.

Address change

Several weeks before your move, make sure you advise the following agencies and organizations about your new address:

Banks

Credit cards

Telephone and/or Internet service provider, cable company

Dentist and doctors

Magazines and newspapers you subscribe to

Governments of Ontario and Canada

Revenue Canada

Old Age Security

Canada Pension Plan

Canada Post

Certification is your guarantee that a private retirement community conforms to key governmental regulations intended to protect the health and safety of residents, grouped into three areas: information, organization and practices. Here are key provisions:

  • Spaces for residents to privately receive visitors
  • Access to leisure activities and community life
  • The types of information given to the resident
  • Information to be added to the record of the resident and notices given to relatives
  • Record-keeping and protection of personal information
  • Residents can access health and social services and have their health condition and psychosocial needs evaluated and monitored
  • Instructions to give to staff when the life or integrity of a resident is compromised
  • Procedures to put in place in the event of behaviour disorders associated with a loss of cognitive independence
  • Safety measures, first-aid kits and a safety plan in the case of fire
    Required professional training and activities
  • Diet and medication administration.
  • Devices and equipment provided by the operator kept in good condition and the premises are well maintained
  • General and professional liability insurance

    All Bloom communities are certified.

Living at a community means you have access to many services on site. Depending on your level of independence and chosen lifestyle, these services will help you maintain your quality of life.

If you currently enjoy excellent independence and health, it would be a good idea to choose a community that can help you go through the different stages of independence as your needs change.

To keep up your social life, make sure you have access to a variety of activities that challenge you both intellectually and physically. Choosing a dynamic living environment will help you stay alert and fill your days with interesting activities.

Private retirement communities are a rich source of human interaction. Living at a residence helps decrease social isolation and connects you with employees and specialists whose mission is to serve you and the other residents who share your living environment.

You have the freedom to choose the type of apartment and range of services that suit you. Do you like to cook? Then you will love our apartments with spacious kitchens. And you always have the option to eat in the dining room whenever you feel like it.

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