Recommendations for Long Term Nursing Care in Toronto
May 4, 2011 2:34 PM Subscribe
Long Term Nursing Care in Toronto for 87 year old great uncle. Recommendations for particular homes and/or resources to help find one?
posted by Mave_80 to human relations (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Great Uncle is based in Toronto, Canada (North York); we're based in UK.
Uncle is suffering dementia which is getting significantly worse; in addition he's become more and more physically debilitated recently, to the extent that he can't go and up and down stairs, move around easily or at some times even go to the loo on his own. In short, is unable to take care of himself.
We've been making regular monthly trips recently, while his local care has been combination of family / friends living with him and a nurse sent to check on him - all of which based in his own home. This is not sustainable though in long term; added to which his house is now in a state whereby it would probably better and safer for him to be elsewhere. However, we have been struggling to identify where locally would be most suitable to place him. Alternating between two ideas:
1. new flat / bungalow and privately contracted nurse to provide 24 hour round the clock care.
2. residential nursing home that could provide long term care
Unfortunately haven't found obvious solution that works. Struggling to find a combination of reputable nurses that would provide care for #1 (where do you even look? His doctor and hospital could not suggest anything); while for #2 we've been looking at random residential homes but none of jumped out as being particularly good quality (either care-wise or quality of lifestyle). As such, can anyone help point to resources that would help us find solutions or come up with particular recommendations for specific homes? We have tried CCAC but not much luck there so far.
Money is not a problem and we're willing to spend whatever it takes to make something work. As a further aside, we've decided against him moving to UK (whether to live with us or locally) or for us to go to Canada.
Any and all help gratefully appreciated - we're really struggling here.