DAILY LIVING COMFORTS
Each Manor Village Life Center is unique, including features that benefit those who require specific needs and support for Daily Living Comfort.
For almost 30 years, the skilled staff at the Manor Village Life Centers have been committed to Adding Life to Years™ for our Residents with:
MORNING STRETCH AND FLEX CLASSES
SOCIAL AND GAME INTERACTION WITH OTHERS
MENU CHOICES FOR HEALTHY CUISINE
PROGRAMS FOR RETAINING MEMORY WITH AGING
CULTURAL EVENTS, OUTDOOR WALKS, ACTIVITIES, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY…SHOWING THAT WE CARE!
ON HAND SPECIALISTS
Our team of professionals provide our Residents with expert services and benefits that help make their lives as rich, fulfilling and healthy as possible.
We ensure that our Residents don’t just live at a Manor Village; they enjoy an outstanding lifestyle.
Executive Chef & Culinary Team
Elegant, freshly prepared, nutritious meals.
At The Manor Village, we believe every meal served to our senior Residents should be memorable — for all the right reasons! Our Residents enjoy freshly prepared, well-balanced meals in our elegant and spacious dining rooms. They can even invite family and friends to dine with them.
So often, retirement homes food is bland, disappointing and not always suitable for aging digestive systems. At The Manor Village, we have created a unique recipe book of dishes and cuisine that have been developed by experts especially for senior digestive systems.
Health & Wellness Team
Experienced Professionals dedicated to Health and Wellness.
The Manor Village Wellness Directors and Coordinators promote a lifestyle model based on wellness to help our Residents remain strong, healthy and independent for as long as possible. They work in close collaboration with the Residents and their family physician in order to ensure the best care possible in senior living.
Our team meets with each new Resident for a personalized Health and Wellness Planning Session and is available to them throughout their stay.
Relaxing, Theraputic Senior Specific Massage
Massage therapy is an important part of the comprehensive health and wellness services that keep our Residents, healthy, mobile and living independent lives for longer.
After a full medical history is taken, our gentle, senior approved massage services are available in-house or in the privacy of a Resident’s suite, so they can enjoy the benefits without any need to travel to a clinic.
Older people need the same amount of sleep as younger people
Regrettably, many seniors believe the myth that older people need less sleep so they attribute their problems sleeping as just a “normal” part of the aging process. At The Manor Village Life Centers, we understand the importance of sleep and treating sleep disorders.
Sleep is vital to everyone’s health, well being and mental agility, whatever a person’s age. Left untreated, sleep disorders and insomnia can affect all aspects of life; mental, physical and social.
Podiatrists & Orthotic Specialists
Expert Foot Care for Seniors
Healthy feet are important to a long healthy life. As we age, foot problems can put our health and independence at risk. Our team works hard to keep our Residents’ feet healthy, and also keep mobile for longer. Our podiatrist comes to them, so they don’t have to travel to a foot clinic or miss out on any activities. In a dedicated treatment room at their Manor Village, the podiatrist can help with basic foot care, help with common problems such as bunions and corns and nail and skin care. They also offers screenings to detect and treat foot problems such as plantar fasciitis.
It is Crucial to Understand the Medications
Proper medication management is critical to overall health. It’s common to find that seniors are taking multiple prescription, as well as over-the-counter medications. Our specialist geriatric pharmacists are much valued members of the Manor Villages’ team.
Their expertise and in-depth knowledge help our Residents receive the maximum benefit from their medications with the minimum amount of side effects possible. One way they do this is by identifying possible contradictions in the often complex mix of medications some Residents are prescribed.
Regular Exercise Provides Health Benefits
Exercise classes, specifically designed for seniors, play a vital role in preserving fitness, mobility and independence. We offer both group classes and specific one-on-one instruction.
A study by the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society examined exercise in the elderly and found that training led to improvements in functional reach and balance and reduced the participants’ fear of falling by gaining the stability necessary to help keepthem on their feet and injury-free.
Activity & Lifestyle Team
Memorable Senior-Appropriate Events and Activities
At The Manor Village we firmly believe in not just ‘Adding Years to Your Life but Life to Your Years™’. No one does that better than our outstanding Activity and Lifestyle Team.
Whether it’s an outing or an afternoon tea, our experienced and innovative team strives to ensure all Manor Village activities are engaging and appropriate for our senior Residents, as well as their friends and family members. Whatever your interests might be, there will be something on our monthly activity calendar to catch the eye.
Your Home, Our Care
Think of all the things a person could do if only they didn’t have to do the housework or chores? Well, now’s the time.
Let us take on the burden of housework, washing, cleaning and home maintenance. Whether it’s changing the bed linen or a lightbulb, our Housekeeping Team offers complete freedom from home maintenance. This frees up the time to focus on enjoying your pursuits and enhancing the enjoyment of life, for true independent living.
SEEING IS BELIEVING
The Manor Village Life Centers is approaching 30 years of serving Canada’s Senior Population – where we are proud to provide opportunities that encourage daily socialization and add interest to life.
Our new interactive amenities are designed to entertain, socialize and create activities for those seniors who are less mobile and have varying interests, recognizing their restricted abilities.
What is “Seeing is Believing” (SIB)
New interactive Activity Centre that utilizes a touch screen. This enables seniors and their familes to challenge themselves to Brain Games such as identifying and remembering a full calendar of FUN, singing, dancing, painting, exploring and stimulating!
SING-a-LONG exercise activity. We sing the words to the music as we sit and exercise various parts of our body.
WORK-OF-ART: run your brush along silhouettes of your favourite memories and persons, creating objects and faces that can be printed for your family — enhancing memories.
A series of GAMES for the visiting grandchildren challenging Grandpa or Grandma with Tic-Tac-Toe and various other games enjoyed by the kids.
Doing crossword puzzles together as a group – stretching the brain as well as encouraging social interaction.
FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM
The Manor Village, along with the Academy of Aging has developed a program to facilitate our Residents’ key goal
of Preserving Independence™.
Regular participation in exercises can help improve balance, stamina and stability. Our Recreation Team schedules regular onsite exercise, balance training and fall prevention classes. See your Activity Calendar for set dates and times of our classes, or speak directly to our Activity Director to learn more about programs offered. We provide a number of services that when utilized may help reduce the risk of falls.
Health & Wellness Assessment
Prior to occupancy at The Manor Village, and/or at regular intervals throughout residency, Residents undergo a comprehensive health and wellness assessment which includes:
MEDICAL / HEALTH HISTORY
FALL RISK SCREENING
ONE-ON-ONE COUNSELLING TO HELP MITIGATE THE RISK OF FALLING
Balance Tracking System
We are pleased to offer a unique Balance Tracking Treatment Program which includes an initial personalized Balance Assessment as well as ongoing Balance Training on our Balance Tracking Equipment only, available at the Manor Villages and through the Academy of Aging.
Podiatry / Pedorthist Services
As we age and change, our feet age and change with us. Footwear that was once comfortable and functional may no longer be appropriate. Our Wellness Team can refer you to our podiatry services provider to assess your current footwear needs.
We offer regular sessions on Mindfulness Meditation which provide many techniques that can be used daily to help maintain balance and reduce falls.
Tips To Avoid Accidents
Use these tips to help maintain a safe home and to help prevent falls that put your heath at risk.
- Remove objects that you may trip over
- Improve lighting (poor lighting can hide risks)
- Take care on wet or slippery surfaces and if you spill something, wipe it up immediately
- Don't wear unstable or ill-fitting footwear
- Keep traffic areas and living spaces unclutters
- Remove unstable or inappropriately designed furniture