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How much do you know about living options for seniors?

This month, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Seniors’ Month. For many seniors, families and caregivers, choosing the best living option can be confusing. Test your knowledge with this quiz and learn more about what safe and healthy living options are out there. Click "Read More" to see the answers.

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The Community Care Access Centres (CCAC) can provide an in-home service such as a:

a) Personal Support Worker

b) Nurse

c) Physiotherapist

d) All of the above

 

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ANSWER: D - The Community Care Access Centres (CCAC) provides various in-home services that can help with managing daily activities. These can can include: Nurses, Personal Support Workers, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Social workers, and even Speech Language Pathologists.


What other services are available in the community?

a) Meal delivery

b) Medication reminders

c) Transportation

d) All of the above

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ANSWER: D - Other examples of services available in the community can be: Meal delivery, Personal Emergency Systems, Medication reminders, Community pharmacists, Transportation, Friendly Visitors and even Private home care agencies.


A privately owned community for seniors who want to live an independent lifestyle but may need support with their daily living activities is called a:

a) Nursing Home

b) Long-Term Care (LTC) Home

c) Retirement Home

d) None of the above

 

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ANSWER: C - Also known as Supportive Housing or Assisted Living, Retirement Homes are privately owned communities designed for seniors who want to live a somewhat independent lifestyle but may need minimal to moderate support with their daily living activities.


This type of living provides 24-hour supervision, nursing care and access to a physician:

a) Supportive Housing

b) Long-Term Care (LTC) Home

c) Retirement Home

d) None of the above

 

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ANSWER: B – Long-Term Care Homes, also known as Nursing Homes, provide a residential alternative for people with high care needs that can't be met with any combination of caregiving in the home or in the community.


What kind of care is offered at a Long-Term Care (LTC) Home?

a) Long Stay Care

b) Respite Care

c) Convalescent Care

d) All of the above

 

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ANSWER: D - All LTC Homes offer 24-hour supervision, nursing care and access to a physician. There are 3 major types of services: Long Stay: Permanent accommodation, Respite Care: Provides caregivers with temporary relief and Convalescent Care: Provides temporary assistance with recovery.

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